Following not a very profitable period, BlackBerry decided to start offering its first all-touch smartphone, the BlackBerry Z10, at lower price to encourage higher sales. Those of you who waited with the decision to treat yourself to the phone, now have a chance for a real bargain. Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless dropped the price by $100 and are selling the BlackBerry Z10 for $99.99. Sounds good? Amazon went even further and has the Verizon version on sale for a penny and AT&T for $49.99. This is a whopping discount of the original price of $199.99.
BlackBerry Z10 making room for upcoming A10
The new price applies to new as well as upgrading customers for both carriers. Regardless of whether you buy your device at the retailer or the carriers’ stores, the conditions of a new 2-year contract stays in effect. Unsatisfactory sales results are not the only reason for such aggressive price cuts. As BlackBerry spokesperson said, the company is trying to “make room for the next” devices, possibly referring to the BlackBerry A10 scheduled for release some time this fall.
The BlackBerry Z10 features a 4.2-inch display, 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing sensor. The phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor paired with 2 GB of RAM and offers 16 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot. The handset runs BlackBerry 10 OS and comes pre-loaded with a handful of new BlackBerry apps.
The BlackBerry Hub keeps all your messages and emails in one place and lets you access them at any time and from any app. The BBM Video with Screen Share allows you to chat face-to-face in a while new way. The Time Shift mode for the camera lets you catch a perfect photo, and Movie Makes will weave your photos to make a movie complete with music.