Sprint will no follow the example of T-Mobile regarding BlackBerry devices, at least for now
Just recently T-Mobile, one of the largest carriers in the US announced that it is planning to stop stocking on BlackBerry devcis in its stores. Instead, the company will offer the devices by the Canadian manufacturer only via its web stores and will ship the handsets to their owners. This will be the case for everyone that buys BlackBerry from T-Mobile, despite of if they are purchasing via the web or they are going to the stores. The carrier will keep display devices but that will be it. The reason for the drastic decision of T-Mobile is because of the low interest from customers to purchase BlackBerry phones from the stores. The biggest demand for the phones is from business people who buy them online. The decision of T-Mobile will certainly influence the sales of BlackBerry phones. Future will show how bad…
The Canadian manufacturer is facing the most difficult year in its history. Yesterday another carrier in US, Sprint revealed that it is considering to not stock BlackBerry devices in its stores. What the mobile operator said is that it will “wait and see.” No official decisions have been made for now from Sprint on this topic.
The carrier has reported a slowing down in the sales of BlackBerry devices. Sprint is known for its long history of providing businesses with smartphones and services that fit the needs of customers, particularly in its old iDen network. As Sprint revealed during a Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, the company does not want to harm the business that buys and uses Blackberry devices courtesy of Sprint. After the company shut down its out-dated networks, a lot of customers are mobile to the new network of Sprint (mainly companies that were using the old iDen).
Other retailers are also considering taking similar to T-Mobile actions. For now, Verizon Wireless has announced that it will stock BlackBerry devices as long as its customers want to buy them.