The BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry’s latest device sporting the BlackBerry 10 operating system, was exclusively for sale at Selfridges stores across the UK last weekend, and reports have emerged that the Q10 was the best-selling consumer electronics device ever sold at the store.
The BlackBerry Q10 features the traditional physical QWERTY keyboard we’ve all grown to expect from BlackBerry, and operates the most up-to-date version of the BlackBerry 10 platform.
Although BlackBerry has so far failed to comment on exactly how many BlackBerry Q10 devices were sold at the weekend, a statement issued by Selfridges states that initial stock sold out within two hours of opening across the stores in London, Birmingham and Manchester. In order to combat this, Selfridges announced that “stock of the BlackBerry Q10 is being continually delivered on the hour, every hour to keep up with demand."
Observers of the BlackBerry Q10’s launch commented that a large majority of the devices were being sold to corporate buyers, suggesting that the BlackBerry might be making a comeback amongst business users.
This promising news comes as huge relief to BlackBerry bosses after it was reported that the manufacturer’s touchscreen flagship device, the BlackBerry Z10, showed disappointing sales after it was launched in January this year.
It would seem, then, that a BlackBerry comeback might well be on the cards for the Canadian company after the disappointment of dwindling sales figures over the past few years.
So will the BlackBerry Q10 swoop in to save the day? We shall have to see as soon as the device starts rolling out across all UK mobile phone retailers. In the meantime, you can pre-order your BlackBerry Q10, with deals starting from just £26 per month.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel