BlackBerry is tightlipped about who placed the order, and calls the mystery buyer a ‘BlackBerry Partner’ in a blog post. The buyer can be any entity from a government organization, to a carrier.
News of the order drove up BlackBerry’s stock price, with shares jumping 8.15 per cent or $1.18. After hours trading is also seeing the stock price moving North, with a 35 cent increase at the time of this report.
Rick Costanzo (EVP Global Sales, BlackBerry): An order for one million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence in BlackBerry 10.
BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones on January. The BlackBerry Z10 will be available in the United States starting this month.