Some anonymous 'partner' buys a million new BlackBerrys

Credit: Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

And today in news that probably sounds a lot shadier than it is, an anonymous "established partner" just bought the most BlackBerrys in one transaction in BlackBerry transaction history, according to AllThingsD.

The BlackBerry Z10 was recently unveiled by the Canadian company of the same name (formerly Research in Motion) to lukewarm reviews. The Z10 is already available in some places around the world, and will be available in the U.S. on March 2 for $199.99 with a two-year contract on AT&T, T-Mobille and Verizon. Sprint will not carry the all-touchscreen Z10, but will carry the QWERTY keyboard-equipped Q10 when it becomes available later this year.

While the company expected the new phones to help launch a comeback of sorts, since it lost a good bit of market share to Apple’s iPhone (the phones held 46 percent of the U.S. market in 2008 and accounted for a measly two percent in 2012), having one million purchased in one transaction was fairly unprecedented.

One thing’s for sure: the phone was released to quite a bang. If this purchase is any indication, it should make up some of that market share pretty quickly.

Via Fox News and AllThingsD

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