BlackBerry sold a humbling 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 devices in its fiscal first quarter.
The company disclosed on a conference call Friday that 40 percent of the 6.8 million total BlackBerrys it sold in the period, which ended June 1, ran on its much-ballyhooed next-generation platform.
That's a number that most on Wall Street regarded as disappointing. Sanford Bernstein analyst Pierre Ferragu, for instance, had expected sales of 3 million units.
The sales figure likely represents the number of units sold to carriers, or the "ship in" figure. It's unclear what the "sell through" figure was -- that is, how many units were actually sold to consumers.
BlackBerry did not break out sales between the touch screen-equipped BlackBerry Z10
, which comes with the physical keyboard the company's phones have long been known for.
The results are just part of an overall disappointing quarter for BlackBerry
, which during the conference call elicited many pointed questions about its state of being. The company also disclosed on the call that it had 72 million subscribers, down 4 million from its fiscal fourth quarter.
Source : Cnet