Verizon launches BlackBerry Z10, asks $199.99 for it
As expected, today Verizon launched the BlackBerry Z10, the first Canadian-made smartphone to run the new BB OS 10.
Just like AT&T, which is selling the Z10 since March 22, Verizon is asking $199.99 for it (new 2-yr contract agreement required).
You can buy the handset handset either online, or in Verizon retail stores across the country.
The Z10 seems to be the best touchscreen smartphone BlackBerry has aver made. Its features include a 4.2 inch display with 1280 x 768 pixels, LTE connectivity, 2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support (up to 64GB), and a 1,800 mAh battery. The handset weighs 137 grams, and measures 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm.
Sprint has not year revealed when it’s going to launch the BlackBerry Z10. As for T-Mobile, this is offering the device for a downpayment of $99, and $18 per month for two years (you can also pay a full price from the beginning: $531.99).
In related news, BlackBerry announced that it shipped 1 million BlackBerry OS 10 devices until now (but only about 750,000 have actually reached end users). Most – if not all – of these are Z10 units, as the Q10 will hit the shelves starting late April, or even May.