UK retailers deny BalckBerry boss' 'new smartphones selling beyond expectations' claim

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 07, 2013 08:20 hrs

UK mobile store owners have denied claims by BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins that some the company's new Z10 smartphones are selling better than expected.

Heins hailed the success of his company's new phones, saying that sales in the UK were "beyond expectations".

Staff at Phones 4U, the exclusive UK supplier of the white Z10, however, said that they have not sold out of the handsets, the Telegraph reports.

When the website Mobile News contacted the retailer's customer services and two of its retail stores, all of them said the white handset was still in stock.

According to the paper, one store in Leeds and one in Manchester said they had handsets available for immediate purchase and collection, with one saying they had "loads left".

Stores in London said they had "plenty left," the paper added.

Heins made the comments in an interview with a news agency in the US, where the phones are due to be released in mid-March.

The comments will lead to accusations that Heins is trying to talk up sales of the handsets, the paper said. (ANI)

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