During a press event in New York City yesterday, BlackBerry, until recently known as RIM, announced the availability of its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones, although the Z10 will not hit the stores until March and the Q10 April, a month later. BlackBerry chief executive blamed the delay on long testing periods and assured that everyone in the company is doing what it can be done do to pull the date in. Great news is that all four major carriers: Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint, will offer the new Blackberry 10 phones, and here is what they had to say after the event.
When Blackberry 10 coming to US carriers
The first to take the floor was Verizon Wireless. The carrier confirmed that it will stock both the BlackBerry 10 phones, and the white version of the Blackberry Z10 latter will be exclusively released on Verizon network. The Z10 will be sold at a price of $199 on a two-year service agreement, while the pricing for the Q10 has not been disclosed yet. Both devices will support Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
AT&T is undoubtedly excited about carrying both BlackBerry 10 handsets, but not many details were revealed beyond that. All we know is that both the Z10 and the Q10 will support AT&T’s 4G LTE network, with no info about pricing or availability so far.
Sprint was even more enigmatic is their press release, saying that it will carry the Blackberry Q10 “later this year”. For more information you will have to wait closer to the availability date.
The last one to join the happy quartet was T-Mobile announcing that it will also offer the BlackBerry Z10 with 4G LTE connectivity. As of now, there is no confirmation whether the carrier will offer the Z10 too.
source: US Carriers