BlackBerry 10 to Reach U.S. Stores in March
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Jan 30, 2013, 11:14 AM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jan 30, 2013, 11:16 AM
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BlackBerry today announced that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless will all be offering details regarding preorders for the Z10 and the Q10 in the next 24 hours. RIM did not say when they will go on sale in the U.S., but the Z10 is launching in the U.K. tomorrow, and in Canada on Friday. RIM said pricing and availability will be announced individually by carriers around the world closer to their actual launch. None of the U.S. carriers have announced a launch date, but the Wall Street Journal reports that neither the Z10 nor the Q10 will reach store shelves before the middle of March. According to RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, the delay is due to the testing processor needed by American wireless network operators. "They do the best they can," said Heins. "Would I have loved to see it earlier? Absolutely. Make no mistake everyone's trying to pull the date in."
Here is a first look at the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 smartphones. Both phones run the new BlackBerry 10 platform and will reach U.S.
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4.2" display HD+ resolution
Snapdragon S4 processor 2 GB RAM
1,800 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC
3.1" display HD+ resolution
Snapdragon S4 processor 2 GB RAM
2,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Hardware Text Keyboard, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC
This phone will do great.
Many people stopped buying BB devices simply because they knew BB10 was coming out, it would have been a waste to buy a horrible BB7 device, and the Bold 9900 is still a $600 phone (on my list), very expensive.
LOTS of people, and people I know dumped BB devices in favour of iPhone, or Android, and with good reason - besides these upcoming two devices, BB has been releasing devices that were obsolete before they even left the factory. Build quality aside - people need good specs, and apps.
For a BB, or almost any smartphone, 800mhz is not enough, and a 1000mah battery is definately not enough.
RIMs stock will go up. I've been watching stocks lately. Apple has been tanking, and google ha...
I have a sneaky suspicion
Eee_err Eee_err said:
That this phone will do worse than we suspect. I wish it would have come out about a year or so ago. I think it is to late for Rim.
I disagree somewhat.
If this phone had been out a year ago, ...