BlackBerry Z3 is doing great in Indonesia and India, CEO says


John Chen, CEO of Blackberry, in an interview with Economic Times India has claimed that Blackberry Z3 is selling well in India and Indonesia. ‘The BlackBerry Z3 is available in India and Indonesia with powerful sales and suffice attention from customers’, he said, but didn’t give any specific numbers. He also mentioned that the Z3 was ‘extremely well received’ over its initial weekend in the two countries and that demand is continues to stay strong. In his opinion, users enjoy the phone’s screen size, battery life and its aggressive pricing. The Z3 sells for under Rs 15,990 and packs a 5 inch qHD display with a Snapdragon 400 chipset featuring a 1.2GHz dual-core Krait 200 CPU.

Moreover, John Chen also said that the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic will be released later this year and that BlackBerry’s partnership with Foxconn, which is manufacturing the Z3, is not exclusive, he said in the interview. If BlackBerry acquires other outsourcing solution more affordable, it is going to consider to increase the production of future devices to Foxconn.

However, Chen didn’t specify if more affordable devices to be expected from the BlackBerry. Both the Passport and Classic are expected to be priced more than the Z3. Still, this qualifies as a good news for the otherwise crumbling Canadian smartphone manufacturer.

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August 5, 2014 12:05 am 12:05 AM

I wanted to buy the z3. Waited long for the release, but then when it did, was disappointed by the price. Ended up buying a Mi3.

August 4, 2014 9:05 pm 9:05 PM

Actually sales are better than expected by company.

But from market point of view sales figure are still not met expected.

So company just express thanks to those who brought.

But BB ll not continue same pace

August 4, 2014 6:36 pm 6:36 PM

i have purchased two units of z3 and i am really happy with the performance. Its a great handset and i like the features.