Mystery buyer orders one million BlackBerry Z10s

Mystery buyer orders one million BlackBerry Z10sYesterday was officially a good day in the world of BlackBerry with news that one of its “established partners” had placed a single order for one million BlackBerry Z10 smartphones.

No details on who exactly it was, but BlackBerry has confirmed that it's the largest order its ever received in its history, and says shipments are starting immediately.

Predictably, the company also says the order shows just how strong demand for the Z10 and BlackBerry 10 is, although you could argue it only proves how strong demand is with one single bidder – albeit one with the need for a fair few phones.

The news has delivered a timely boost to BlackBerry's share price, which shot up 8% in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq to close at $15.62, with a similar bump having hit its Toronto stock exchange price.

Just a thought: if anyone suddenly sells a whole bunch of stock on the back of this, having only bought them recently, we could just have our mystery buyer. Quite a scheme for securing some discount phones.

Via Reuters

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 14, 2013 at 18:13

That 'network' wouldn't be the Pentagon? Their Android version isn't finished, yet...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 14, 2013 at 18:55

That 'network' wouldn't be the Pentagon? Their Android version isn't finished, yet...
Does the Pentagon have a million employees who get paid enough to be provided with a work Z10?

krogothnx  Mar. 14, 2013 at 19:03

excellent news.

i've never been much a fan of blackberry myself, despite having used one for several months, but i'd be pretty sad if they went away. they've always done their own thing and done it whole-heartedly, so it's nice to see their modernisation effort is actually working.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 14, 2013 at 19:05

That 'network' wouldn't be the Pentagon? Their Android version isn't finished, yet...
Does the Pentagon have a million employees who get paid enough to be provided with a work Z10?
Ahem... YES o_O

"paid enough"? They pay $500 for toilet seats! What's a million Z10s?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 14, 2013 at 19:08

excellent news.

i've never been much a fan of blackberry myself, despite having used one for several months, but i'd be pretty sad if they went away. they've always done their own thing and done it whole-heartedly, so it's nice to see their modernisation effort is actually working.


Yes, agree. There are some unique features in BB OS. I didn't say mind-bogglingly original, but in their combination and implementation quite unique. And I'd hate a 2-party system.

salmonmax  Mar. 14, 2013 at 19:15

That 'network' wouldn't be the Pentagon? Their Android version isn't finished, yet...
Does the Pentagon have a million employees who get paid enough to be provided with a work Z10?


Yes. 1,458,219 active military, 800,000 civilian personnel and the 1,458,500 reserves will get a BB pearl ;-)

awoodhall2003  Mar. 14, 2013 at 19:31

Wasn't the Z10 down quite a bit against forecast from RIM?
One 'secret' buyer?
It wasn't Fairfax Financial Holdings was it? Boost their worth on the stocks, and still sell their own mobile to other companies anyway?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 14, 2013 at 19:41

That 'network' wouldn't be the Pentagon? Their Android version isn't finished, yet...
Does the Pentagon have a million employees who get paid enough to be provided with a work Z10?


Yes. 1,458,219 active military, 800,000 civilian personnel and the 1,458,500 reserves will get a BB pearl ;-)
hahaha

But the Pentagon also stressed it was not moving away from its use of BlackBerry phones.

"DISA is managing an enterprise email capability that continues to support large numbers of RIM devices while moving forward with the department's planned mobile management capability that will support a variety of mobility devices," the spokesman said.


http://forums.crackberry.com/news-rumors-f40/blackberry-still-has-future-pentagon-752463/

mightyforest  Mar. 14, 2013 at 19:43

everyone's done something stupid when drunk

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 14, 2013 at 19:47

everyone's done something stupid when drunk

and it never rains but pours? is this code? :p ;)

Or,.... yeah... I can see that: office party & high jinx, and someone says, "hey, lets DM Heins and order a million Z10s"

AhmadCentral  Mar. 14, 2013 at 20:03

So what's that, over 1,000,005 units sold since release then....

*TROLL*

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 15, 2013 at 07:09

The cheek...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 15, 2013 at 09:24

So what's that, over 1,000,005 units sold since release then....

*TROLL*

Bit optimistic, I feel ;)

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 15, 2013 at 09:57

Oh boy....

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