BlackBerry Recieves Order For One Million Blackberry 10 Smartphones

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Things are looking up for BlackBerry, receiving today the biggest purchase in the company’s history. A press release today details the purchase of one million BlackBerry 10 smartphones from one of BlackBerry’s partners. While there are no details of which handsets exactly were ordered, the units are to ship immediately.

“An order for one million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence in BlackBerry 10,” said Rick Costanzo, EVP Global Sales, BlackBerry. “Consumers are ready for a new user experience, and BlackBerry 10 delivers. With strong partner support, coupled with this truly re-invented new platform, we have a powerful recipe for success.”

The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 were unveiled on January 30th, the same day that the company re-branded itself from RIM to BlackBerry. BlackBerry Z10 handsets have already shipped in the UK and a few other European countries, and have been fairly successful in those markets. The BlackBerry Z10 is slated to be released in the U.S. later this month rolling out on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Sprint has been the only carrier so far to express interest in the Q10.

This huge score for BlackBerry comes amongst a recent stock drop and talks of acquisition. With this purchase, BlackBerry may just stay relevant, even with the release of flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the HTC One. The press release follows below.


BlackBerry Partner Purchases One Million BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

March 13, 2013 15:17 ET

 

Largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry’s history

 

 

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – March 13, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) announced today that one of its established partners has placed an order for one million BlackBerry 10 smartphones, with shipments starting immediately. This order marks the largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry’s history.

“An order for one million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence in BlackBerry 10,” said Rick Costanzo, EVP Global Sales, BlackBerry. “Consumers are ready for a new user experience, and BlackBerry 10 delivers. With strong partner support, coupled with this truly re-invented new platform, we have a powerful recipe for success.”

BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones on January 30th. BlackBerry Z10 is now available for purchase in a number of markets around the world and will be available in the United States starting this month.

BlackBerry will be reporting results for its fourth quarter and year-end of fiscal 2013 on March 28, 2013. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-800-814-4859 or through your BlackBerry® 10 smartphone, personal computer or BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet at http://ca.blackberry.com/company/investors/events.html.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein, words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “intend,” “believe”, and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by Research In Motion Limited (BlackBerry) in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that BlackBerry believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause BlackBerry’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of BlackBerry’s Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on BlackBerry’s forward-looking statements. BlackBerry has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

[Via: MarketWire]

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5ILTMTZX5SBYPKRU74ZJHRMWJM Linda

    Great news for BlackBerry, but I’m anxious to know how they do in the US! That is the true test.

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