Analysts over at RBC Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus together seem to think that RIM sold about 150,000 BlackBerry Torch 9800s this past weekend. While 150,000 devices is pretty impressive for a phone locked to AT&T for now it is still a far cry from the iPhone which everyone is comparing it to. Maybe RIM will make a killing once it starts rolling out internationally?
Still the WSJ makes a good point by saying that a large group of BlackBerry users are corporate device holders which usually do not buy them for their fleet on launch day. I am assuming that once prices get down to $50 and RIM brings out models for CDMA carriers and around the world then sales will pick up. The issue I think RIM is having is that when you compare them based on numbers like device specs and other features they don’t stack up well.
So what do you think? Is 150,000 devices underwhelming?