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BlackBerry Changes Tune on Q10 Arrival

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Feb 6, 2013, 8:07 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins indicated recently that the Q10 BlackBerry 10 smartphone may not reach U.S. store shelves until May or June. Speaking to the Associated Press, Heins said the device will arrive eight to 10 weeks after the Z10. The Z10 isn't going on sale until mid-March or later, which puts the Q10's release closer to the end of the second quarter. BlackBerry had first suggested that the Q10 might reach U.S. stores as soon as April, but that appears unlikely. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless have all indicated plans to sell the Q10, but T-Mobile USA has not. The Q10 differs from the Z10 in that it has a physical QWERTY keyboard.

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Feb 6, 2013, 8:41 AM

Wonder what's up.

Not like they can afford too many delays at this point.
My guess is the Z10 was given to US network operators at the end of October (which RIM widely announced), and the Q10 was given to the carriers later, perhaps in November or December. The carrier approval process takes on average five months. There's ...
I think that the Z10 was developed earlier, and it is a more modern smartphone so it has the broader appeal....I want the Q10 for the keyboard, and I'm okay with it being delayed because it gives me more time to save money so I can buy it at the no c...
What did you expect from Blackberry they do not have massive resources like Apple or Samsung. Samsung can release 10 phones in 10 countries in 10 days all without breaking a sweat.
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