BlackBerry’s January 30 comeback seemed to be met with only lukewarm enthusiasm by tech “specialists” and regular fans alike, but guess what, BB 10 might be a much bigger hit than anyone had predicted.
At least that’s what we can make of the most recent statements issued by Thorsten Heins, the CEO of the company formerly known as RIM. The first BlackBerry 10 OS-powered device, the Z10, has hit the ground running in both UK and Canada.
The 4.2-incher has been up for grabs in GB ever since last week and up north starting this Tuesday, February 5. And, according to Heins, “in the UK, we have seen close to three times our best performance ever for the first week of sales for a BlackBerry smartphone”, while “in Canada, yesterday (Tuesday) was the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a new BlackBerry smartphone.”
If all that checks out, we could see BlackBerry rise from its own ashes. After all, BB phones were once upon a time the most popular around the globe, so to see old records broken is really something. However, there’s a big “if” there, because no sales figures have been issued at this time.
Also, the Z10 is yet to see daylight in the States, which remains the market that can make or break the global success of a smartphone.
Via [Tech Radar]