BlackBerry just got its highest ever single purchase order from a mysterious partner. Mysterious, in that the Canadian company simply won’t say who it is – just that it’s an “established partner”. So it’s a company that BlackBerry has done business with in the past, possibly on a regular basis. Fine, that still doesn’t help in identifying it though. But we probably won’t hear any more about this, since BlackBerry is “bound by confidentiality” and simply can’t disclose the name of the company.
We do know that this partner placed an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices. That’s an incredibly large amount for BlackBerry, a company that sold around 7 million handsets in the entire fourth quarter of 2012, so over a three-month period.
This order isn’t just for one specific model, but, we assume, at least for both the BlackBerry Z10 and the Q10, and possibly even others, since the Canadians do plan on releasing more devices to be powered by BB10 later this year.
As for who placed the order, it’s obviously either a carrier or a big retail company. Maybe even a US government entity, although that seems less likely. If we ever find out, we’ll let you know.
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