Wall Street Saying THIS LENDS FURTHER CREDENCE OF Strong Demand. read.
Wall Street Journal
February 6, 2013, 2:22 PM
BlackBerry Z10 Jumps Off to a Record-Setting Start in Canada and U.K.
By John Paczkowski
BlackBerry sa BB.T +0.69%id on Wednesday that the launch of the Canadian and UK launches of the Z10 have been the best of any of its handsets debuts in those regions ever.
“In Canada, yesterday was the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a new BlackBerry smartphone. In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other launch day in our history in Canada,” BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said in a statement. “In the UK, we have seen close to three times our best performance ever for the first week of sales for a BlackBerry smartphone.”
This lends further credence to preliminary reports of strong demand for the Z10 in the UK. As we noted earlier this week, retail channel checks conducted following the device’s launch last week returned encouraging results with some vendors reporting sell-outs, lines and other signs of strong demand.