Canadian Retailer Says BlackBerry Z10 Outselling iPhone 5 & Galaxy SIII….. Or Did It?
Here’s something that got my attention. According to a report, Canadian cell phone retailer Glentel, they are selling more Z10 units than the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII:
In a statement released on Monday, Burnaby, B.C.-based Glentel Inc., said the new Z10 model was “the leading smartphone” sold within its 330 Canadian Wirelesswave and Wave sans Fils retail stores since the device’s launch on Feb. 5.
RIM’s new BlackBerry, of course, is much newer than its best-selling Galaxy S3 and iPhone rivals – which have sold tens of millions since their respective launches – and is one of the only major devices to have launched since the holiday season ended. Since then, there has been a drought of high-end smartphone releases.
Glentel did not respond to a request for additional comment and did not immediately make available any actual sales numbers.
It is entirely possible that this report is true and BlackBerry is on the way to an epic comeback. But without numbers, this is hard to really take seriously. Glentel would do the world a huge favour by providing some numbers to backup it’s claims. And you can copy and paste that statement for anyone else who has put out a statement about BlackBerry Z10 sales. <Ahem Rogers>