BlackBerry Announces Pricing And Availability Of BlackBerry Z10
In a surprise move of launching in the U.S. later than expected, BlackBerry revealed the pricing and expected availability of its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the all-touch BlackBerry Z10.
If you live in the UK and have been waiting for a BlackBerry 10 smartphone ever since RIM delayed its launch, you'll be happy to know that you'll be able to purchase a BlackBerry Z10 starting Thursday (Jan. 31). In its home county of Canada the device will be available next week. If you're a resident of the UAE, you'll be able to get your hands on the device on Feb. 10. Last but not least, BlackBerry fans in the U.S. will see a later than expected launch of the device beginning some time in March. Below is the official press release regarding availability, pricing, and carrier information:
Worldwide, we have several key markets that are revealing pricing and availability today, including the UK, Canada and UAE.
- In the UK, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available beginning tomorrow on pay monthly contracts and pre-pay plans from EE, O2, Vodafone, Phones 4u, BT, 3UK and the Carphone Warehouse. BlackBerry Z10 smartphones will be available fully subsidized on competitive monthly pay contracts. Price points will vary according to carriers and retail partners.
- In Canada, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on February 5th. Pricing will vary by carrier partner, but it will retail for around $149.99 on a 3 year contract.
- In the UAE, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on February 10th. Pricing will vary by carrier partner, but unsubsidized it will retail for AED 2,599.
- In the U.S. market, we expect availability with most carriers for the BlackBerry Z10 to be in March. Today, U.S. carriers will start announcing pre-registration and price plans.