So maybe I should have waited a little bit longer as more BlackBerry launch news has come in, this time it’s from Sprint, Virgin and Telus. Sprint just has a ‘coming soon’ page up on their website for the BlackBerry Q10. Virgin Mobile says starting today they’re taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10 and it will be available online February 5th for only $149.99 but you’ll need a three year agreement with them. Telus up in Canada is getting the BlackBerry Z10 on February 5th as well for $149 with 3yr agreement or a flat $650! Again, all three abridged press releases below for you…

TELUS today launched the new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10 in Canada. The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to launch with the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, giving customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, and offers a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer’s needs.

The new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone will be available in-store at TELUS on February 5, 2013 for $149 on a 3-year term with a minimum $50 monthly plan* before tax or $650  month-to-month. Customers can also pre-order the new BlackBerry Z10 from TELUS starting today at www.telusmobility.com/BlackBerryZ10.

BlackBerry 10 is a re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. 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
  • 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

TELUS is putting customers first and embracing new ideas to make the TELUS experience better.

TELUS customers can also get 4G LTE coverage in more places with an expanding network that now covers nearly 70 per cent of the Canadian population. TELUS’ 4G LTE coverage provides peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits (Mbps) per second, with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps ** and if a TELUS customer travels outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly to the existing 4G HSPA network with no disruption of service.

* BlackBerry customers with unlimited Social, unlimited Email & IM, or unlimited BBM plans migrating to BlackBerry Z10 must choose a new smartphone rate plan to avoid overage charges.
**According to manufacturer’s rating.  Expected average speeds of 12 to 25 Mbps, with compatible devices.

 

Virgin Mobile Canada today launched the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10. The BlackBerry Z10 will be available starting February 5. For those who can’t wait to be first in line, Virgin Mobile is offering Members and Member wannabes the chance to pre-order the hot new smartphone starting today.

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 computing experience that continuously adapts to their needs.

The new BlackBerry Z10 will be available starting on February 5 at Virgin Mobile stores, The Source, by phone at 1-855-238-6847 and online at www.virginmobile.ca for $149.99 with a three-year agreement or on the Virgin Mobile SuperTab™. To pre-order the BlackBerry Z10 from Virgin Mobile, head to a Virgin Mobile store or www.virginmobile.ca/blackberry.

 

 

-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.

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

1 COMMENT

  1. I just don’t see any advantage BlackBerry 10 has in the market. Pricing they are now on the high side with Apple which is death. There will always be bigger, better and newer Android phones and they are undercut by Windows Phone and Android devices.

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