BlackBerry Announces Order for 1 Million Smartphones

Smartphone maker BlackBerry has now announced that it has received an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices from one of its established partners. The company will begin shipping smartphones immediately to the customer. The company said it was the largest single purchase order in BlackBerry's history.

Sales exec Rick Costanzo said it was a "tremendous vote of confidence" in the new operating-system platform. The company didn't specify wheher the order was for the Z10 or the Q10, or some combination thereof.

Verizon also said today that it will begin taking pre-orders for the Z10 starting tomorrow, with retail availability on March 28, priced at $200 on contract.

The article BlackBerry Announces Order for 1 Million Smartphones originally appeared on

Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, owns shares of Verizon Communications. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Can't get enough business news?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from retailer news to the latest IPOs delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.