Globe and Mail Survey says 2.6 Million BB'10s can be sold in Canada
" Roughly 8 per cent of Canadians are “almost certain” to buy one of Research In Motion Ltd.’s new BlackBerry BB10 smartphones, according to a new poll suggesting the company could sell as many as 2.6 million of the devices in Canada over the next year.
Forum Research Inc. conducted the poll on Feb. 6, a day after RIM launched the new smartphone in Canada with an advertising blitz. Thorsten Heins, RIM’s CEO, also made multiple media appearances in Toronto, where many investors, wireless industry executives and others have followed the company’s fall from grace and recent momentum with great interest.
Lets not forget that these are only estimates and we know that analysts are always always right:) Even if they hit these lofty numbers, does this help them recover the 50% in revenues they've lost over the past few years? How do these sales translate into EPS? Why not give us some initial numbers Blackberry if things are going so well? Hopes and dreams retail longs....
The firm asked 1,091 people in Canada, aged 18 or older, whether they would buy a BlackBerry 10 phone. About 8 per cent said they were “almost certain” to buy one of the devices, while 19 per cent said they are “very likely” to buy one, according to the poll, which led Forum Research to suggest RIM may sell anywhere from 1.2 million to 2.6 million devices.
Previously, Byron Capital Markets analyst Tom Astle estimated that RIM may sell up to 40 million of its BlackBerry 10 devices over the next year, with about 15 million units shipping to customers who already have a current BlackBerry smartphones in the U.K, Canada, Europe and the U.S., where the new device won’t launch until March.