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Canadian retailer Wireless Wave today announced that the BlackBerry Z10 has been their most popular smartphone this month, which is great news, but the more interesting information comes from BlackBerry's Managing Director of Canada, Andrew MacLeod.

"We are thrilled with the launch success of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in Canada. In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other launch day in our history in Canada."

Sure, BlackBerry has the home turf advantage when selling in Canada, but the warm reception bodes well for the future of the Z10 in other BlackBerry-friendly markets internationally.

Though we might not be getting some hard numbers out of MacLeod's statement, there have been lots of successful BlackBerry launches up here in the frozen north - the fact that the Z10 is blowing them all out of the water is great news for BlackBerry fans. Here's the full statement, but Canadians, how many Z10s have you seen out in the wild? How do the rest of you think the BlackBerry Z10 will do in your region?

The WIRELESSWAVE Group in Canada commented that the newly released BlackBerry Z10 was the leading smartphone sold within its stores since the February 5th launch by BlackBerry.

"We are delighted with strong customer acceptance and customer experience within our stores of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone," stated David Hartman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WIRELESSWAVE Group, GLENTEL Inc.

"We are thrilled with the launch success of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in Canada," stated Andrew MacLeod, Managing Director of Canada at BlackBerry. "In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other launch day in our history in Canada. GLENTEL has been a strong partner of BlackBerry and the success of the BlackBerry Z10 in their Canadian retail locations is exceptional."