I’ll be careful what I say about the BlackBerry Q10 lest I incur the wrath of the BlackBerry massive. Seriously, fantastic comment action last night, guys. And it’s still going.
Sticking with the facts, but stifling a minor giggle, CEO Thorsten Heins reckons the BlackBerry Q10 is on course to sell “tens of millions”. Holy mother of all things QWERTY.
That’s the good word, as I said, from Captain Heins himself, who’s been relaying exceptionally optimistic speech bubbles to Bloomberg.
“We have very, very good first signs already after the launch in the U.K.,” crooned Heins, possibly whilst sipping on a cocktail. “This is going into the installed base of more than 70 million BlackBerry users so we have quite some expectations. We expect several tens of million of units.”
The mention of “very good first signs” referring, of course, to the BlackBerry Q10 selling out in Selfridges despite the colossal £580 asking price.
To be clear, no one at Mobot is laughing at the BlackBerry Q10. Au contraire, I’d definitely consider it if it were a little cheaper. I dare say Jan potentially likes it too (though it’s hard to keep track of his increasingly insane rants).
It’s price that’s the main concern, but if the BlackBerry Q10 does indeed sell tens of millions, we’ll be the first to say: “Third ecosystem!”