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Smartphone maker BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) has now announced that it has received an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices from one of its established partners. The company will begin shipping smartphones immediately to the customer. The company said it was the largest single purchase order in BlackBerry's history.

Sales exec Rick Costanzo said it was a "tremendous vote of confidence" in the new operating-system platform. The company didn't specify wheher the order was for the Z10 or the Q10, or some combination thereof.

Verizon (NYSE: VZ  ) also said today that it will begin taking pre-orders for the Z10 starting tomorrow, with retail availability on March 28, priced at $200 on contract.

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  • Report this Comment On March 13, 2013, at 5:30 PM, magnaman1969 wrote:

    And you idiots said to sell!!!!!!!!!

  • Report this Comment On March 13, 2013, at 7:09 PM, NotAfoolHere wrote:

    what going on, the fools are not telling us to buy Apple, this is very strange.

  • Report this Comment On March 13, 2013, at 7:14 PM, CZZZZZZ wrote:

    I wonder what analysts like Faucette and The Fool are dreaming up for their next bb bashing report....should be a hilarious.

  • Report this Comment On March 13, 2013, at 8:17 PM, Oril wrote:

    So where is that fool who told me last week to sell all my blackberry shares? Probably hiding somewhere licking himself like a sick dog.

    And how about that Cannacord idiot who forecast total worldwide Z10 sales of only 300,000 units.

    What was his name? Oh yeah, Walkley.

    I expect that moron is out looking for a new job.

    And then there are those brain dead short sellers who have sold over 140 million shares that they didn't even own, they are in for a lot of pain in the coming days.

    Oh yeah, after another great day on the markets blackberry is presently up another 3 percent in after hours.

    Stay tuned you fools.

    Ha ha ha

  • Report this Comment On March 13, 2013, at 8:22 PM, Oril wrote:

    One more thing

    Hey infothatsucks

    Bite me

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