BlackBerry Z10 On Sale March 11th For Business Customers, Before End Of March For Everyone Else

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T-Mobile has confirmed to Reuters that the BlackBerry Z10 will launch on the carrier March 11th for business customers. T-Mobile declined to give a date for the consumer side launch, but said it would happen before the end of March.

T-Mobile will release the Z10 as one of the first LTE-ready devices on the network for $249 with a two-year commitment. The carrier has mentioned it hopes to be the first national carrier to launch the Z10, as referenced back in a February 7th article via Bloomberg. It was in that same article that T-Mobile mentioned the Z10 would go on a sale a week early for business customers.T-Mobile sees the arrival of devices like the Z10 a chance to win back business customers and increase their 5.5% market share of the business services market.

The BlackBerry Z10 features a 4.2” 1280×768 356ppi display, 8 megapixel camera, dual core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable to 32GB, 1800mAh battery, and HSPA+ and LTE connectivity.

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  • Paul

    Certainly a good move to try and pull back in the business world, but a lot of them use ifones now.

  • Elier Ruiz

    No lte network live yet.

  • christian

    I wonder if LTE will also go live March 11th.

    • superg05

      lets hope

    • Eric

      It’s already live…… In two cities *trolololol*.

      But seriously, we all need LTE!

  • Albert

    I went to a hands on training for this device and I will testify it is a game changer.

    • nogoodnamesleft90210

      If by game changer you mean Blackberry was down 21 and just kicked a field goal, then I agree. Now they need to kick 6 more and hope the competition does nothing in the meanwhile. Doubtful.

      • Telekom

        I agree, I don’t think Blackberry will last to long in this Business… it’s way too late for a “Game Changer”

        • Foxeh

          In the very least I’d say they have a better chance than Windows Phone.

        • Nearmsp

          Both are dead money.

      • g2a5b0e

        I love this metaphor & I completely agree!

    • Bryant

      My old store manager with Verizon, told me the same thing last night. He does not believe in BlackBerry at all but after holding the device and using it he is now sold.

  • Zacamandapio

    What about meeeeeeeeee!!!!

    • thepanttherlady

      You already have one…hush! =P

      • Zacamandapio

        Yes. It’s so far so good. I like it.

        In my opinion it will take me time to get adjusted. It seems like a bit of BlackBerry but it has some gestures I’m not used to. Definitely a keeper for me.

  • Josue

    No LTE, not interested

    • TechHog

      I can tell that you read the article before commenting.

      • Josue

        why thank you for stating the obvious

        • TechHog

          I can also see that your sarcasm detection is spot-on.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Someone didn’t read past the headline!

      • Josue

        lol yes i didn’t i was reading this in class…

  • moolahmitch

    I am dying for this device, they need to announce the consumer release asap. I wonder what the hold up is since they said back in Feb it would be a week after. With Bloomberg reporting that ATT will release Mar 22nd, not much time for TMob to be first…unless they are classing B2B release as being first.

    • http://www.facebook.com/FBram Felipe Brambila

      March 27th (rumored)

      • Telekom

        ^ March 22nd for T-Mobile (consumers)

  • Zac

    Do business accounts need to have a minimum number of lines?

    • http://www.facebook.com/FBram Felipe Brambila

      No they dont…

      • Telekom

        Well… Just 1 as a minimum :)

  • ceegii63

    Tmonews says $199 and Engadget says $250

    either price this will crash and burn, too expensive for a 4.2″ HD+ device and BB has no plans for low end or even midrange devices

    • Bryant

      BlackBerry stated multiple times that they would launch a total of 6 BB10 devices in 2013.

      • ceegii63

        and no plans for $50 phones, so NO BUDGET LINE

        • Guest

          Blackberry released the Curve 9315 on T-Mobile and it’s $49.99

        • Mark Kelly

          Blackberry just released the Curve 9315 on T-Mobile and it’s $49.99.

  • kev2684

    I hope they release the first wave of LTE on March 11!

  • sidekicker89

    Any employees know what’s happening on the 23rd? T-Mobile posted a picture of “23″ on Facebook. My guess is the uncarrier announcement or something..

  • Noneya!

    Price is wrong its $250!!!!

  • Too_Late_Rotten_Fruit

    …..Yawn…..

  • Too_Late_Rotten_Fruit

    Check Engadget’s 30 review wrap-up. The phone is nice but no compelling reason to switch from Android or iOS http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/07/blackberry-week-4/

    • Zacamandapio

      I just did. And it’s great!!

  • Jafi

    Blackberry will end up being a Palm company soon enough lol it’s over

  • PiCASSiMO

    So what happens when the new pricing law comes into effect in a few weeks? Will they still continue to push Classic subsidized plans for everyone? Or will this phone be $200 down payment with some monthly instalments?

  • M42

    The industry needs competiton. I hope they make it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    $249 for a 2 year contract is a little steep to me for this phone.

  • jimmywangyang

    instagram?

  • moises1204

    249 and 2 year agreement, damn you tmobile can you stop with the bs of overpricing your damn phones?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SWalker2001 Steve Walker

    I read that this phone would be un-subsidized…what happened to “the un-carrier?”

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

      All T-Mobile phones will be unsubsidized starting April. That’s part of the un-carrier program.

  • sean

    If you pass on a phone just because it may or may not have lte…. you’re an idiot, and know absolutely nothing about phone technology…dumbest argument for deciding on a device or carrier…little to no servers or sites take advantage of transfer speeds that lte offers

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

      LTE is a pretty big deal. Just about every website I visit loads instantly over LTE. HSPA+ does offer similar download speeds but the latency is much better on LTE. Even a 1 bar LTE connection loads most sites instantly.

  • Jess

    I called Tmo Business Care and they did not have the phone in their system at all. They said phone is only available at Corporate Stores, called 4 corporate stores, and everyone there thought I was crazy. So who is comfirming that they can actually get one through Tmobile? If so is it online?