Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins recently claims that the company expects to sell ‘tens of millions’ of its new device, the Q10. According to Heins, the trend is likely to continue as the company shifts and prepares to tap into an installed user base.
The Q10 is the first major smartphone in recent memory to have a physical keyboard and has been praised by reviewers for its keyboard and respectable battery life. The new device officially went on sale in the UK on Monday, and the sales performance appears to be high and successful. The successful launch led to an almost 4% stock price spike in New York, with shares at $15.61; the highest since March 21.
Heins spoke with Bloomberg Television in Los Angeles during the Milken Institute conference- during the interview he stated:
We have very, very good first signs already after the launch in the UK. This is going into the installed base of more than 70 million BlackBerry users so we have quite some expectations. We expect several tens of million of units.