It’s awesome to see a successful Canadian company back another successful Canadian company. The choice device for Toronto-based Canadian Tire is the BlackBerry. They recently announced a partnership that would bring “thousands” of BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 devices to their corporate employees “in the coming months.”
A report in ComputerWorld has Eugene Roman, CTO at Canadian Tire, praising everything about the new BlackBerry experience, including the security, design, BlackBerry Balance and the overall battery life. Roman noted that “With 10 to 12 hours of battery life, that’s double of every other device we’ve tried… It’s efficient on the network and still has good security. The battery life is the winner. I have a couple of iPhones, but I can’t live on them.”
Most people at Canadian Tire are desiring the Q10 and its physical QWERTY keyboard. Roman, who came from using a Bold, was hesitant to change, saying “I told them you’d have to pry the Bold from my cold dead hands, since it has served me extremely well, but the Q10 does it one better.”
BlackBerry announced their Q4 results back in March and revealed that they’ve shipped 1 million BlackBerry Z10s, so when their Q1 results are released in a couple months it’ll be interesting to see how much impact the Q10 had on the overall sales numbers.
Source: Computer World