SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- BlackBerry Inc. /quotes/zigman/18534/quotes/nls/bbry BBRY -4.87% said Tuesday that more than half of the customers purchasing the company's new Z10 smartphone in Canada are new to the BlackBerry platform. The disclosure was made during a conference for the company's enterprise customers and developers in San Francisco. During his keynote, BlackBerry VP Richard Piasentin also said more than 33% of customers buying the Z10 in the U.K. are also new to the company's smartphone platform. BlackBerry launched the Z10 in those two markets earlier this month as part of the initial roll-out of the BlackBerry 10 operating system. No specific sales figures for those markets were given. The Z10 is expected to launch in the U.S. sometime in mid-March. BlackBerry shares were last trading down more than 5% to $12.
carriers telling us sales are awesome, channel checks by real people say the same,CEO and VP telling us sales are beyond expectations...everyone will be held accountable to back it up..so why would they risk losing all credibility? The numbers will be released and will shut down shorters once and for all.
If they didn't have good sales they would have kept this data to report at earnings. This tells me they have some good news on sales otherwise they would have kept this as dry powder for less than expected sales.
this coincides with the news yesterday from the big retail wirelss carrier saying they are selling more Z10's then Droids and Apple...frankly, I don't what else the street wants...this stock has to move hard....the numbers are amazing,...better than they had hoped
Freakin hilarious. BBRY will be precise down the percentage point of 33% yet they will not give you the figure of how many devices sold to determine if it is newsworthy.
If you longs don't see the deceit in BBRY's pumping you deserve to be fleeced.
Get with the program. Don't you understand? If people who are currently using iPhones and Android based phones are switching, what does it tell you? Come on Joel. Desperation? Where's Terry Gregory when you need him. He's left you hanging out to dry, like a pineapple in the sun.