This appears to be yet another poorly written unsubstantiated claim against the BlackBerry Z10.
The New York Times has also written similar attacks on the Z10 claiming that sales are poor. One example that comes to mind is walking into one or two stores to find the Z10 isn't selling. This doesn't take into consideration that it is a Tuesday morning or that many sales have come from online pre-order sales. The author then goes on to say that an Apple store is busy but with no research into why people are in the Apple Store (are they buying? Window Shopping? Or having their Iphone repaired?) Poor jornalism to make conclustions on anecdotal research. Feel free to Goolgle New York Times articles about the Z10. Also check out EBay (Blackberry Z10).
With regards to this article I would like to know how hard he shook the Z10 to cause a failure and to repeat on an Android, an Iphone, and another Z10 before drawing conclusions. More poor analysis.
Wall Street has about 140 million shares against blackberry shorted (make money when the share-price goes down) Blackberry was written off until the release of the Z10, the Q10 (keyboard version coming soon), and four new products coming based on new BB10 OS. Many of these short positions were entered when BB was trading at $10 and now it's close to $17 and poised to go higher! Big Losses!
We all trust wall street don't we? Think mortgage backed securites, Think camp out protests, think analysts saying BlackBerry is uninvestable and share price going to go to zero, think, think, think.
Question everything your read about Blackberry and their motives.
For disclosure I'm long Blackberry as I believe they have an excellent new product which is good for all consumers given that we live in a competive marketplace.
PS Interesting how all reviews seem to put Blackberry against Android and Apple the dominent players even though Blackberry all but fell off the map.
Most reviews I've read from people using this new phone are excellent! Try the carrier review sections such as Telus or Rogers in Canada.