A price for the BlackBerry Z10 in the US has emerged via Verizon, while other carriers including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have all announced plans to stock the two new BB 10 devices on their shelves. The full-touch handset among the two will be seen being sold via Big Red tagged at $199.99 with a two-year customer agreement. This carrier will be offering the device in both its black and white hues, with the latter one being an exclusive which won’t be offered by any other network provider.
Along with the Z10, the Q10 will also be offered by it, but its cost information hasn’t been shared as yet. All US carriers will be providing BB 10 devices with support for their own LTE services. AT&T has revealed that it will be releasing both of them, whereas T-Mobile has chosen to offer just the Z10 for some reason. Sprint on the other hand, will be stocking only the Q10. March seems to be the month which will see the Z10 being dished out by these carriers for buyers in the US.
Yesterday marked the unveiling of the new BB 10 platform which features completely new offerings. Prominent among them is the BB Hub trait which gathers users’ conversations, emails, BBM messages, social media updates and other notifications at one place which can be accessed through a simple swipe on the screen. The BBM service also got updated with new video chat and screen share features, whereas the camera attributes added by the new OS kick in noteworthy features as well.
The Z10 will be first device to sport this platform on its 4.2-inch touchscreen which possesses a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels at 356ppi. An 8MP rear shooter can also be found on it apart from a 2MP front-facing camera. Handling its operations is a 1.5GHz dual core processor. The Q10 on the other hand, is a keyboard-equipped smartphone bearing an AMOLED touchscreen display. This one too carries a 1.5GHz dual core CPU, dual cameras and other advanced attributes. It will be released in global markets sometime in April this year.
With Verizon being the only one to have announced its cost details for the BlackBerry Z10 in the US, we look forward to hearing more from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile on the matter soon.