T-Mobile Manager Hints At BlackBerry 10 Device Sales Going Online Only


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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 “david@tmonews.com” if you’ve received similar marching orders.

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  • tmo_employee

    this has been done already my store was notified about this a month ago we will ship them only.

  • another tmo-employee

    Most stores are not being replenished on the BB10 devices anymore. There are only a few stores that will continue to receive inventory on the devices. It was communicated to the entire company about month ago.

  • Bklynman

    Too bad about bb,if only they had done what Nokia,done,change or get left behind. They should of made Q10,4″,and the Z10,with 4.5,screen. I wonder how much time,Rim,has left,before they are finally,eol,for good.