More than a month after its initial launch overseas, Research in Motion’s (BBRY) BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is now available in the United States.
Needless to say, there’s a lot riding on this debut.
Now it’s struggling with less than 6% market share.
Will the Z10 give BlackBerry the boost it needs? The jury is still out.
However, according to Kevin Burden, the Director of Mobility at Strategy Analytics, pre-sale numbers indicate that it will at least have a solid start:
“It certainly appears when we look at the pre-orders, it appears as though BlackBerry will have a successful first weekend. There are enough good reviews around its hardware, around its platform and certainly a lot of pent-up demand from the BlackBerry faithful that should make this first weekend very good.”