My brother is the main manager at a major metropolitan store (I can't divulge location) but he just told me that not a single Q10 was sold at their store today (they did sell few Z10's). He said few people looked at it but opted for different phones, mainly Samsung and HTC. They had big signs and promotion posters and thought with a $99 price point that they'll see a lot of interest but they didn't. I know I'm going to be called all kinds of names from this board as a typical reaction for anyone who posts anything that may be perceived as negative of their beloved BBRY stock. I'm posting this tidbit of information to share with those who may be looking for actual data points to help them with their investment not the rabid crazies that populate these boards. I'm looking forward to see how it does over the next few days and weeks, I invite anyone to share their experience.
Some analysts are saying that the Q10 is being released too soon after Z10. Even if loyal BlackBerry customers, who are mostly business executives, want the QWERTY keyboard back, it’s unlikely that anyone who has already purchased a Z10 will want to pay to upgrade to the Q10 so quickly.
Why say that "your brother is the main manager" when all you had to say is that the store at such and such address received a shipment of Q10s on X date and have sold none? To say it is your brother running the place seems as if it is an attempt to add credibility to a lie.
BBRY will sell a a few million of the new Z10's. There's what 70 Million users out there who will buy BBRY just because that's what they like. I just don't care for the Q10. The screen is to small. Not to sound like a broken record, but BBRY took to long to get the new units to market. Then HTC, Samsung and Apple all have nice phones. It's just a really -really competitive sector. The HTC One is a great phone but takes two hands to use it. I still think one of the others companies will buy BBRY. My price target was $18. I think with the potential of moving some of the 70 Millions users over. The companies worth $19 to $22 easily.
I guess there is only one direction from here...UP! Once you Yanks get your hands on one of these babies, you will soon forget about Swansong...I mean Samsung and that other pretender that once was a winner Apple. Up here in Canada, Research in Motion stuff is flying off the walls all of the sudden since the newest model was launched.