There’s still some room to question the authenticity of this rumor, but if a CrackBerry forum thread is in any kind of sign, T-Mobile is moving to sell BlackBerry 10 devices online only. No specific reasoning was provided to this retail rep by her manager, but smart money is on a lack of sales, interest and inventory concerns.
My manager told me the other day that all blackberry 10 devices will now be only available via direct ship. I work at a corporate store in cleveland I have to go check the Email but I’m not sure if this has just affected NorthEast Ohio. Does anyone know is this nationwide.
T-Mobile now sells both the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10, with both available online at $99 down with the Z10 available for $18 a month for 24 months and the Q10 for $20 per month for 24 months. It’s an unfortunate turn of events that T-Mobile would ultimately decide to pull the devices out of their stores but a lack of demand would clearly lead to such a decision.
I wouldn’t call this a doomsday scenario for BlackBerry because one mobile carrier is removing devices from stores, but if this is the real-deal and its nationwide…it just continues to show the decline that was the once mighty BlackBerry.
A quick Twitter question on @TmoNews this morning has yet to yield any definitive results this is really happening, but feel free to sound off in the comments or email me “firstname.lastname@example.org” if you’ve received similar marching orders.