BlackBerry ships 1 million Z10s, co-founder Mike Lazaridis to leave the board
BlackBerry has announced that it has shipped 1 million Z10 smartphones in the last quarter globally. Overall, the company announced that it had shipped 6 million devices globally, out of which 1 million were Z10s. Additionally, former CEO and co-founder Mike Lazaridis has also announced that he will be leaving the BlackBerry board after completing the successful launch of BlackBerry 10 starting May 1.
He said “With the launch of BlackBerry 10, I believe I have fulfilled my commitment to the Board. I believe I am leaving the company in good hands.”
Current CEO Thorsten Heins said “I admire Mike for his many achievements and for his vision in helping bring BlackBerry 10 to fruition. On a personal level, I am grateful to Mike for his help, guidance and advice during my first 15 months as CEO of BlackBerry. I wish him all the best.”
Overall BlackBerry reported a small operating profit of $94 million on revenue of $2.7 billion. More disturbingly, it was revealed that BlackBerry lost 3 million users in last quarter to 76 million from 79 million in Q4 of 2012.