BlackBerry Reports Massive Order of 1 Million Phones From “Established Partner”

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Now that Android and iOS dominant the mobile market, BlackBerry desperately needs its Z10 handset launch to be a successful one, and there are reasons to believe it will be. One of those reasons is that one of the company's partners has placed an order for 1 million BlackBerry Z10 devices, representing the biggest order it's ever received for any phone or tablet.

"An order for 1 million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence in BlackBerry 10," Rick Costanzo, executive vice president of global sales for the Waterloo, Ontario-based company, stated in a blog post. "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."

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According to Costanzo, those who already have a BlackBerry Z10 have given the company "hugely positive feedback" about the device. And regardless of the size of orders, wireless carriers are gung-ho to start selling the Z10, many of which have begun taking pre-orders. Verizon Wireless became the latest carrier to offer up the Z10 in the U.S., and has separated itself from the competition by signing an exclusive agreement with BlackBerry to carry the Z10 in white.

The Z10 features a full touchscreen with a 4.2-inch HD panel, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 16GB of built-in storage, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1,800 mAh battery, and of course BlackBerry 10 software.
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Shadizzle replied on Thu, Mar 14 2013 2:16 PM

Mine is on order, and should arrive on monday, CANT WAIT!

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samwelaye replied on Thu, Mar 14 2013 4:03 PM

the most tempting thing this phone has to offer me is the 720p screen in the 4.2" size. Cmon android, get a good phone that is small!

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sevags replied on Thu, Mar 14 2013 10:21 PM

So BB says 1 million were ordered, doesn't say by who, doesn't say why (largest order ever so that must mean this "partner" had to have ordered lots of old BB devices right?...), doesnt state for how much, how long they expect to take to deliver all those devices, or if any sum of the amount has been paid, and we are supposed to just accept it as fact?.... Sounds like PR rubbish right as Samsung is releasing a new phone. Not the greatest news coverage....

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