Z 10 available in the UK tomorrow. In Canada next week. Mr. Heins made the right decision. Supply your dedicated fan base first and get the sales. The USA will have to wait. I love reading articles that state the USA is their most important market. #$%$ are they talking about. BB market share is in the UK-Canada-and the Orient. Most Americans dropped bb long ago. Who cares!! By the way there is 1.4 billion people in China alone. The world does not consist of the USA. There are other countries ounce you cross your border. Wake up America!!!
Americans will not wake up until they see the writing on the wall, and it has to be underlined too. They are followers for the most part and don't get excited until everybody else is. They are so far behind in pretty well every way it's unbelievable. Especially when you consider that not long ago they were the leaders.
Oh well, every dog has its day, including Apple and the US economy.
Yeah but in most of those other countries they don't even know how to work the phone. And the CEO even said: "we are not going to launch in the countries where the older phones are being used, we have a large inventory of the older models. Most of the other countries don't have the coverage like the US.
Besides, will the new phones even WORK?
I heard Heins say in an interviiew that the delay in the U.S. is for network adjustments and technical training...the networks in the U.S. are terribly important and it must be done right.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Mr. Heins didn't make that decision to delay in the US. He clearly stated in WSJ that it was due to FCC holdups. Homework. Timing is crucial he would never choose to delay something that is already delayed 18 months. I think the timing of the SB commercial also shows the delay was not planned. Now the Z10 will have to be released next the the Galaxy S series powerhouse.
I don't think anyone is standing in line to get one in USA since most of us are all locked into a contract with iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3. Even if I was out of contract, I think I rather buy Nexus 4 than BB10. RIMM...i mean BB...lol...better hope changing company name alone will help sell BB10. After all, it's a such a great news that they pre-announced as a "news" worth waiting for. No wonder this stock tanked after the announcement. BB10 launch will be good as the name change.