Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wallflower of a day for new BlackBerry

According to the NY Post shares of smartphone maker BlackBerry got slammed yesterday — and it was as though investors knew what was happening inside AT&T’s Rockefeller Center store.

On its first day on the shelf, the new BlackBerry Z10 had a hard time attracting customers at the Midtown Manhattan location.  There were no customers lining up to buy it. In fact, there weren’t even signs heralding its arrival at the store.  No, the new BlackBerry — its touchscreen redesign saddled with the pressure of saving the company — sat lonely in a nondescript corner among a row of rivals.

By comparison, the iPhone 5 had its own wing with a giant poster and two demo devices. Not that Apple’s phone needs the help….

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