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BlackBerry ships more older devices than BB10, reneges on PlayBook BB10 promise

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BlackBerry held their Q1 2013 earnings call today and there didn’t seem to be anything there but bad news, including disappointing BB10 sales, confirmation they shouldn’t have made PlayBook promises and more.

There was a lot of depressing news from the BlackBerry Q1 2013 earnings call this morning, including that BlackBerry shipped fewer BB10 devices (2.72 million) than older BB devices (4.08 million). With a previous selling rate lagging shipping totals of about 30 percent, BlackBerry may have actually sold just under 2 million devices.

The BlackBerry Z10 was reported to ship 1 million units in the first three weeks it was available and predictions estimated at least 3 million BB10 devices would ship this quarter, which did not happen.

The Q10 just started shipping here in the US so its impact on financials here was likely minimal. However, the Q10 has been out for over a month outside the US and has reportedly done pretty well. We do like using the Q10, but don’t see a compelling reason to choose a BB10 device over an iOS or Android device at the moment.

Source: Associated Press

 

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