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Despite some stupid articles popping up online talking about Canada's debut of the BlackBerry Z10 being lackluster, it definitely FELT like a massively successful launch from our perspective - the site has been bustling. We know carriers pushed pre-ordering of the Z10 hard, so a lot of the sales that happened were quick pickups (nobody should hever have to wait in line in Canada in February).
BlackBerry just confirmed the success of the Canada launch, as well as the initial sales of the Z10 in the UK, releasing a statement from BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins.
This just in from BlackBerry:
"In Canada, yesterday was the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a new BlackBerry smartphone. In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other launch day in our history in Canada," said Thorsten Heins, President & CEO of BlackBerry. "In the UK, we have seen close to three times our best performance ever for the first week of sales for a BlackBerry smartphone."
Great news. It definitely feels like momentum is in the right direction for the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 right now. Must have been those paper cranes. :)