BlackBerry Z10 sales top Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5… in Canada

February 26, 2013
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    It’s not an exaggeration to say that BlackBerry – previously Research in Motion – is pinning its last hope on its BB10 handsets, such as the Z10. Fortunately, there’s a sliver of good news for the Canadian phone maker, as one of the country’s top retailers has reported that the flagship device has actually trounced the competition.

    According to Glentel, which has 330 stores across Canada, the BlackBerry Z10 has outsold the likes of Samsung Galaxy 3 and Apple iPhone 5. The retailer said that the Z10 was “the leading smartphone” sold in its stores since it was released on February 5.

    We have no problem giving credit where it’s due, but it’d have been better to see some numbers being revealed. In this case, the folks at Glentel haven’t shared the actual sales data for all to ogle upon. Also, it’s a bit too early to tell whether the sales streak will continue once the initial excitement is over.

    That being said — there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of competition. In fact, there are certain things that we like about BB10, though there are also several features we’re not quite fond of. While Android is now on top, it’s important to remember that RIM had been in Google’s shoes before, until it got too complacent and stopped innovating.

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    • Ignacio Martín

      It seems that Windows Phones will struggle to stay as the 3rd platform.

      • MasterMuffin

        That’s so obvious lie, maybe they had like one store that sold one Z10 more than sgs3 and then they modify the truth “little”

    • MasterMuffin

      One question: Did BB pay tens of millions or hundreds of millions? :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/raaj978 Raaj Ra

        Exactly my thought too! Instead of working on good and informative ads, their marketing team might have come up with the strategy to spend that money generating half-truths or blatant lies!

        • MasterMuffin

          BlackBerry fans are disliking my comments :’(

          • http://www.facebook.com/raaj978 Raaj Ra

            Ugh since commenting on tech blogs under the influence has become my new passtime (since the gf banned use of mood altering substances outside of the house) I sometimes wanna say one thing, and by the time the neural receptors pass the electrical impulses from my brain down to my fingers to type, there seems to be a general loss of direction, and ultimately what comes out in the screen tends not to match with the thoughts in my brain! I actually agreed with you! I don’t know why my fingers didn’t :(

            • MasterMuffin

              :DDDD you and your girlfriend sound… Nice! :D

    • http://www.basatne.com/ Basatne Electronics

      There are a lot of loyal Blackberry users in Canada that had been waiting patiently for BB10. I would expect the Q10 to be popular here too when it launches. Unfortunately, Canada is not the rest of the world, and Blackberry will need to find success in other parts of the world.

      • http://www.facebook.com/HarlemsFinest027 Kess So Harlem

        Like the UK? Where they have been selling like hot cakes?

    • Soonershooter

      sorry, this is goofy…im sure the z10 is ok (not good, just ok), but better than the sg3?

    • http://ootpapps.com/ Out of the Park Apps

      Only a year late too! A year ago, everyone in Canada (I’m Canadian) seemed to have a BlackBerry, they switched to iPhones 9 months ago though…

      • http://www.facebook.com/HarlemsFinest027 Kess So Harlem

        and almost 50% of BB10′s sales are former iOS users

    • Melad360

      Wow, good job BlackBerry :)

    • http://twitter.com/sagarmakkar Balvinder Makkar

      Blackberry z10 sold almost double the windows phone…
      Windows phone sale 1 unit..:p :p

    • Paul

      I tried it at the weekend and didn’t enjoy it one bit.

    • mggOptimusG

      Too bad I have a long term contract with my OptimusG or I would go back to Blackberry.

    • williamworlde

      As a patriot, glad to see that! (Bet you thought only Americans were patriots. Just kidding; don’t get your panties in a bunch!)

      Also, I liked that you mentioned MY magic word: INNOVATION.

      We are in the NEW dotcom age, just different. I said it first. No, I don’t care to elaborate. Wait, you’ll see. Hmmm…..

    • Ranjith Thiru

      Galaxy S3 released 8months back, then obviously the newly launched BB Z10 will have more sales of units. What to wonder here? :O

    • CJ hutch

      LOL i had an iphone 5 and switched to blackberry 10, iphone will stay in the box till someone buys it!!! NO intentions for going back!!

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