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BlackBerry Z10 off to hotter start than Lumia 920?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2013 21:00 User comments (2)

BlackBerry Z10 off to hotter start than Lumia 920? According to multiple analyst notes, the new BlackBerry Z10 is off to a hotter start than expected, even moving units faster than the Nokia Lumia 920 did.
Bernstein analyst Pierre Ferragu says retail checks show enthusiasm for the new phone: "We have grown more confident in the likely success of the BlackBerry 10 launch, supported by low channel inventories, strong operator support and material pent-up demand. Initial feedback we have received from distributors on the first days of sales is particularly positive."

Barclays' Jeff Kvaal, did retail channel checks in the UK and had a similar outlook, "Our recent store checks suggest that initial sales of the BlackBerry Z10 are off to a solid, if not healthy start in the U.K. We believe this is a function of strong sell-through versus limited sell-in. We believe BlackBerry's Z10 is off to a better start than the Lumia 920. The solid initial demand is a positive step in our view, despite the number of challenges that remain."

For Blackberry (formerly RIM), this is absolutely good news, assuming that the strong sell-through is based on demand and not just limited supply.

The device will reach the U.S. in March.

(Pic via The Verge)

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2 user comments

16.2.2013 5:48

Doesn't surprise me. The new Blackberries look quite decent indeed, while nobody in their right mind would take a WP device unless paid to do so.

27.2.2013 8:07

Originally posted by Taalen:
Doesn't surprise me. The new Blackberries look quite decent indeed, while nobody in their right mind would take a WP device unless paid to do so.

Of course, you have used and deeply analyzed one of each prior to that statement. I haven't, but for what I saw online, the Lumia 920 is a much better device.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

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