BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has broken silence a few times since the Z10 release date rolled around, largely to sing the praises of the company’s latest, greatest and what could have been last ever major Smartphone release. Any trace of mixed signals have this week been officially cast in the abyss as Mr. Heins once again stepped forward to state that he and the company as a whole is extremely pleased by the progress of the BlackBerry Z10, which is already making waves in over 20 countries spanning the globe.
Pioneering the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, the full touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 launch rollout has hit the UK, Canada, India, Germany and the UAE to name just a few.
And along with the long-awaited US release date for the Z10, Heins said that various other countries were to follow suit in the very near future.
“The feedback is very encouraging. What has been a real surprise for us is that BlackBerry 10 as a platform and product is attracting users that are currently on other platforms,” said Heins during a conference this week.
“We are just five weeks into this. We have just one product out in 21 countries, so it is early indications, but we are encouraged by what we see and hear from our carrier partners.”
With the company maintaining general silence in terms of finances ahead of Q4 results on March 28th, Heins was however unwilling to disclose actual sales figures for the BlackBerry Z10.
Mr. Heins’ comments come shortly after news that Sprint Nextel has for one reason or another ruled out the BlackBerry Z10, but will like the other big-three US networks be announcing its own QWERTY Q10 release date in the very near future. Both the Z10 and the Q10 are expected to launch at the same time in the US and represent the final pieces of the puzzle that will effectively reaffirm BlackBerry’s place in the market, or one again call question on the company’s future.