At a conference in San Francisco earlier this week, the Waterloo-based smartphone maker, BlackBerry said that more than half of customers are purchasing the company's new flagship Z10 smartphone in Canada, according to the post by Market Watch.
Richard Piasentin, VP of BlackBerry, also said that more than 33 percent of customers who bought the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in UK are also new to the BlackBerry platform.
In an earlier report, Canadian major mobile phone retailer, Glentel Inc. said the BlackBerry Z10 is the leading smartphone and the retailer has sold all BlackBerry Z10 devices in all of its 330 WirelessWave stores across the country since the device was launched on Feb 5.
According to CNET, the UK is also one among the biggest market for BlackBerry. In the fourth quarter of 2012, BlackBerry had 12 percent market shares in the UK and Apple was at 25 percent. While in the U.S. BlackBerry has around 2 percent of total market share whereas Apple had 25 percent market shares.
South African mobile service operator, Cell C had also offered the BlackBerry Z10 with wide range of deals and services for the customers who subscribe to any one of the 'Cell C Service Plan.' The new plan for BlackBerry Z10 user gives unlimited BBM for a life time including text and file sharing (photos, video clips and voice notes.)
Though Android powered smartphones especially Samsung galaxy range devices are catching up the market shares in the emerging markets like Indonesia, BlackBerry was still topped the smartphone brand in the second quarter of 2012, as reported by Reuters.
Meanwhile, ABI Research said that BlackBerry was accounted for nearly half of Indonesia's smartphone shipments last year. In India, which is considered as the world's second-largest mobile phone market, BlackBerry ranks third after Samsung Electronics and Nokia.
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