Blockbuster Canada sent out a press release today that stated their “Business Is Profitable” and that Blockbuster Inc. out of the States is filing for bankruptcy. “Blockbuster Canada is not part of this legal process in the U.S. and is not impacted by it. All of Blockbuster Canada’s operations are conducting business as usual.
This is good news for WIND Mobile as Blockbuster is a major part of their distribution channel. So if you’re planning on getting the upcoming Android-powered Motorola XT720 from WIND you’ll be able to walk into your local Blockbuster and grab one.
We reached out to Tony Lacavera, Chairman of WIND Mobile, he stated that “We are happy with our relationship with Blockbuster Canada and we plan to keep building the partnership. The challenges in the US business are not affecting the Canadian operation, but clearly their business model is evolving and in our view this makes Wind a great partner for Blockbuster Canada as well.”