BlackBerry 10 devices will become available from tomorrow in the UK, but its a wait till March for US

By on January 30th, 2013 at 2:40 PM | Mobiles

BlackBerry Z10 White Front

BlackBerry Z10 White Front

BlackBerry has confirmed that both its BlackBerry 10 devices the Z10 and Q10 will go on sale in the UK on all major carriers beginning tomorrow. But those of us in the US will have to wait till March to get our hands on one of these, but the good news is that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all will be carrying one or the other BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Furthermore, the company has decided to launch the new smartphones on February 5th in Canada on Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Telus and Virgin Mobile. Although no pricing information has been announced, except $200 for the Z10 on Verizon, expect both the smartphones to cost along the same lines on a two year contract.

Here’s is the press release:

Sprint to Bring Truly Unlimited 4G LTE to BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone

NEW YORK & OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Jan. 30, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced plans to carry the new BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone later this year. Powered by BlackBerry® 10, this device will benefit from Truly Unlimited℠ 4G LTE data, text and calling to any mobile with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network.

The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is based on the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform and offers customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, delivering a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer’s needs.

Additional details, including pricing, will be shared closer to availability. Customers can get more information about the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone from Sprint at www.sprint.com/blackberry10.

“Sprint and RIM have been strong partners for more than a dozen years, and we have an extremely loyal base of BlackBerry customers who will appreciate the features of the new BlackBerry 10 platform,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “We also look forward to adding BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to our portfolio and bringing the enterprise mobility solution to our customers.”

“The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry customers,” said Carlo Chiarello, executive vice president-Global Smartphone Business, RIM. “Combined with the 4G LTE network and service plans from Sprint, BlackBerry Q10 customers will be delighted with a re-invented communication experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple social networks and the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them.”

BlackBerry 10 gives customers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to their needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements such as:
Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub – A new mobile computing paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one swipe away
Keyboard – Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and more accurately, with a QWERTY keyboard that has rows separated by frets, making it easier to type accurately and with more confidence than ever before
BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) – Allows customers to share things with the people that matter to them in an instant
BlackBerry® Balance™ technology – Protects what is important to customers and the businesses they work for

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 58 markets[i]. For the most up-to-date details on the Sprint 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.

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AT&T Plans to Launch Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10 Smartphones Powered by Blackberry 10, for Consumer and Business Customers

Dallas, Texas, January 30, 2013
AT&T* today announced plans to offer the new BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphones powered by BlackBerry® 10. The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to launch with the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, offering customers a powerful and unique new mobile experience. It is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, with a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer’s needs. The BlackBerry Q10 comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard that BlackBerry fans have loved for years, while the BlackBerry Z10 offers an impressive touchscreen keyboard that provides a modern and easy typing experience.

“BlackBerry is back. AT&T was the first carrier to launch BlackBerry smartphones and services in the U.S. and we are pleased to offer the fully re-designed and modern OS to our customers,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility. “The new BlackBerry 10 platform is a fresh take on today’s smartphones with all the key features BlackBerry fanatics need, including a refreshed version of RIM’s unbeatable email solution, a better browser experience and easy access to all their messages in BlackBerry Hub.”

“The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry customers. Combined with the 4G LTE network and service plans from AT&T, BlackBerry Z10 customers will be delighted with a re-invented communication experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple social networks, and the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them,” said Carlo Chiarello, EVP, Global Smartphone Business at RIM.

The BlackBerry Z10 will be the first BlackBerry smartphone to run on AT&T 4G LTE, part of the nation’s largest 4G network covering 288 million people.**

BlackBerry 10 is a re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a powerful and unique new mobile experience. BlackBerry 10 gives customers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to their needs with advancements such as:

Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub – A new mobile computing paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one swipe away
Keyboard – Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and more accurately
BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) – Allows customers to share things with the people that matter to them in an instant
BlackBerry® Balance™ technology – Protects what is important to customers and the businesses they work for.
With the launch of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 platform, AT&T business and government customers will now have an additional option to choose from when deciding which Mobile Enterprise Mobility Management solution best serves their needs.

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