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. Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboards
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.” Also Read - Blackberry is coming back once more, will debut in 2021 with a flagship keyboard phone
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.” Also Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
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.