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Breaking: BlackBerry Q10 sells out in 90 minutes at Selfridges

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Well that was quick! We just reported that the BlackBerry Q10 was available, and I’m already seeing some news online that says the BlackBerry Q10 sold out at the UK based department store, Selfridges, in a matter of 90 minutes! I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty stellar news!

We were emailed this report by the kindly folks over at Seeking Alpha, who state that 2000 units were sold in only 90 minutes time. People were apparently walking in to the store and buying devices by the dozens, with employees bringing out baskets full of Q10s every few minutes to keep up with the sharp demand.

The only reason people would go in to the store to purchase such vast quantities of the device would be so they can turn around an resell it, but the fact that the writer of the article claims that he has not seen that kind of excitement since the first two generations of the iPhone, and that the store manager had never seen anything like it, shows that demand for the first BlackBerry 10 Qwerty device is a lot higher than even I figured it was!

Here’s hoping a fraction of that excitement finds its way to all other parts of the world when the phone is more widely released!

Chris Esparza has been a member of #TeamBlackBerry since 2008 when he walked in to a T-Mobile store ready to buy a new phone after his old Samsung suffered some water damage. He had his eyes on another Samsung, but unfortunately, it was out of his budget. He went with the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 instead, because it was the cheaper option. It's probably the best impulse buy he has ever made, as BlackBerry changed his outlook on all things tech related and ignited a strong passion for the mobile industry. Since that 8100, he has owned only four different BlackBerry smart phones, including the Z10, which he received the day it was announced, as a perk for being a member of BlackBerry Elite. Chris loves meeting members of Team BlackBerry and will gladly add you to BBM if you request him. PIN: 2668C47E