That is a huge sign of support for BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry just announced that one of their unnamed partners has placed an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones with shipments starting immediately. BlackBerry makes a point of stating that “This order marks the largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry’s history.” BlackBerrys EVP of global sales Rick Costanzo said as much stating that:
"An order for one million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence in BlackBerry 10… Consumers are ready for a new user experience, and BlackBerry 10 delivers. With strong partner support, coupled with this truly re-invented new platform, we have a powerful recipe for success."
Check out the full announcement below and feel free to speculate who the partner is in the comments!
BlackBerry Partner Purchases One Million BlackBerry 10 Smartphones
Largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry’s history
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – March 13, 2013) – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) announced today that one of its established partners has placed an order for one million BlackBerry 10 smartphones, with shipments starting immediately. This order marks the largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry’s history.
"An order for one million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence in BlackBerry 10," said Rick Costanzo, EVP Global Sales, BlackBerry. "Consumers are ready for a new user experience, and BlackBerry 10 delivers. With strong partner support, coupled with this truly re-invented new platform, we have a powerful recipe for success."
BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones on January 30th. BlackBerry Z10 is now available for purchase in a number of markets around the world and will be available in the United States starting this month.
BlackBerry will be reporting results for its fourth quarter and year-end of fiscal 2013 on March 28, 2013. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-800-814-4859 or through your BlackBerry(R) 10 smartphone, personal computer or BlackBerry(R) PlayBook(TM) tablet athttp://ca.blackberry.com/company/investors/events.html.
A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:BB). For more information, visitwww.blackberry.com.