The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 have yet to officially release in the U.S., but both devices have been available in the U.K. since last week and today, Canada is getting in on the BlackBerry 10 fun. For potential U.S. BlackBerry 10 owners, the anticipation of getting their phones is probably too much to bear, which is why some analysts is speaking out in favor of the Z10.

Barclays analyst Jeff Kvaal says the BlackBerry Z10 is already off to a better start than the Nokia Lumia 920 did at its launch.

“Our recent store checks suggest that initial sales of the BlackBerry Z10 are off to a solid, if not healthy start in the U.K. We believe BlackBerry’s Z10 is off to a better start than the Lumia 920. The solid initial demand is a positive step in our view, despite the number of challenges that remain.”

Both Microsoft and BlackBerry will probably be duking it out for the third place spot in the smartphone OS wars for some time seeing how Android and iOS have been dominating number one and two spots for years now. After spending some time with the BlackBerry Z10, we can tell you we wouldn’t be surprised if BlackBerry 10 becomes more popular than Windows Phone 8.

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