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BlackBerry 10 will not launch in Japan

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Tech enthusiasts and business professionals in Japan who love the BlackBerry ecosystem and love to get the new BlackBerry 10 device for the new services, will feel a bit left out as the BlackBerry Ltd. Company has decided not to start selling its new devices in the country any time soon. A company spokesperson said so to The Japan Times recently:

“(It) does not affect our key priorities in the market: to continue to provide BlackBerry service and robust support to BlackBerry’s Japanese customers, both consumers and business users. BlackBerry enjoys a constructive relationship with trusted partner, NTT DoCoMo (Inc.), and we will continue to support the carrier’s ongoing BlackBerry sales in Japan.”

Apparently, Japan is not a profitable place for the company and its products, who would have thought? In fact, Japan is more into iPhones and other iOS products. And China is high on Android. There are other Asian countries, though, that BlackBerry Ltd. is interested in. For example, India and Indonesia are among the few of the major markets for the company’s BlackBerry smart phones.

Coming back to the point, if the Canada based company does well in selling its new BlackBerry 10 based devices in the other parts of the world, the company would definitely think of coming back to Japan. But it is not like the company is going out of the country completely.

BlackBerry Ltd. already has two smart phones with the new BlackBerry 10 operating system on them. The BlackBerry Z10, which is an all touch screen smart phone, has got really good reviews from almost every tech enthusiast on the internet. The other one, the BlackBerry Q10, is something like a classic BlackBerry device with a wider display and a physical QWERTY keypad, a typical BlackBerry device. The Q10 is still not globally available, but it is expected to hit all the major markets in the world pretty soon.

Source: BlackBerry Blast

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