Estimates base on sales fraction of the Priv by price have been dodgy. The update download count of a very Priv-specific app's count—the Camera app—remains the method of choice, and indicates Priv saies are not looking good. The count increments only one time for updates of this (pre-installed) app.
Installs broke through the 50,000 mark a few weeks ago, but are still stalled at <100,000. The India, et al. market should help out, but frankly the Priv appears to be saturating the BB faithful market, few others being even remotely interested.
There's no pretext left for Mr. Chen not to simply state the sales to date for the Priv, minus other handsets. If the sales calculations and app estimates amount to nothing more than misconceptions and ugly rumors, it's time to put the matter to rest, more than let speculation continue.