BlackBerry Claims Record Sales of Latest Smartphones
Published on: 6th Feb 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
BlackBerry says that its two new smartphones broke its sales records when they were launched in Canada and the UK.
"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." he added.
Although they lauded the success of the new handsets, they didn't provide actual sales figures.
Sales in the USA of the touchscreen model are due to start next month, but the keyboard based handset is not expected to go on sale in the country until May at the earliest, due to mobile network testing requirements.