BlackBerry has been telling us that sales of the BlackBerry Z10 have been better than they expected but now we have a few more stats thanks to Thorsten Heins and another BlackBerry exec. Sunil Dutt, Managing Director of BlackBerry India, told TheHinduBusinessLine that:
“Our own internal forecast has been beefed up for BB10 devices by about 40 per cent after seeing the response in other markets. By putting a sales target number, I would be limiting my team in India.”
He went on to say that:
“In a couple of markets where we launched first, about 45 per cent of people who bought BB10 device were unique customers who were using phones of some other brand,”
Thorsten Heins confirmed this to NDTV by stating that:
"I was surprised when we launched in India how well the Z10, which is a high-end device, sold," said Heins. "We shipped into the channel product that we thought would have been good for at least five days and I got an emergency call from our manager in India, saying that they were sold out in two days. Now we are scrambling to re-load that channel."
Those are some incouraging signs coming from India!