BlackBerry 10 handset sales last quarter just half that of Nokia’s Lumia

Latest handset sales on the Blackberry 10 handsets. See my Q10 review.


The first full fiscal quarter of new BlackBerry(s bbry) handset sales is over and on Friday, the company reported 6.8 million handset shipments, up 13 percent from the prior quarter. A 15 percent boost in revenues over the last quarter amounted to $3.1 billion. But the company lost money — a contrast from the prior quarter — amounting to an operational loss of $84 million. And the new operating system isn’t resonating with consumers in terms of sales.

In a statement, CEO Thorsten Heins pitched the company’s efforts as just beginning:

“We are still in the early stages of this launch, but already, the BlackBerry 10 platform and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 are proving themselves to customers to be very secure, flexible and dynamic mobile computing solutions. “

It’s true that it’s early for BlackBerry’s overall strategy, but it’s later in the overall endgame of smartphone domination. And the new…

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