Rumour: T-Mobile removing Blackberry 10 smartphones from stores due to poor sales
A T-Mobile USA employee has claimed that the carrier will no longer be stocking Blackberry’s latest Z10 and Q10 smartphones, and all buyers will have to purchase them via Direct Ship.
Posted on the Crackberry forums, Dierre said:
My manager told me the other day that all blackberry 10 devices will now be only available via direct ship. I work at a corporate store in Cleveland I have to go check the Email but I’m not sure if this has just affected NorthEast Ohio.
T-Mobile was one of the first supporters of Blackberry’s new operating system, but it appears sales have been extremely disappointing. Other T-Mobile employees confirmed the move to destock stores are not isolated, meaning Blackberry’s already low US sales may soon be close to non-existent.
Recent reports have claimed that Windows Phone is one of the main beneficiaries of defecting corporate Blackberry users, and one wonders if, by offering an alternative platform than iOS and Android, while itself having a bit more traction, Windows Phone is more than a bystander but actually complicit is Blackberry’s slow descent into the grave.
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