It's no surprise that analysts of all kinds have been negative on the outlook of BlackBerry's ability to pull themselves together with the new BlackBerry 10 platform that has launched this year. However, according to a report by Digitimes, order visibility from BlackBerry has been extended to 2-3 quarters as they plan to release 3 (possibly 4) new BlackBerry 10 phones in the second half of this year.
And with the BlackBerry Q5 expected to launch around July, this will bring a possible much needed boost to the entry-level market of Europe, Asia, Africa, Mid East, and Latin America.
Of course the most positive news of the week is that Z10 and Q10 shipments have been steady at one million units a month, which has resulted in a recent 4% $BBRY stock jump. These shipments will continue to allow BlackBerry to hold their marketshare, and as I reported previously, we may even see a positive gain in the most sought after U.S. subscriber base.