BlackBerry Z10 and Q10: Complete details

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Research In Motion, aside from changing its corporate name to simply "BlackBerry," took the wraps off its first BlackBerry 10 phones, the Z10 and the Q10. Look below for complete coverage of this announcement, including pictures, videos and details of the phones themselves. Click here for coverage and analysis of RIM's launch event.

BlackBerry Z10

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BlackBerry Q10

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BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 pricing and availability:

In the United States:

  • In the U.S. market, BlackBerry expects availability with most carriers for the BlackBerry Z10 to be in March. Verizon Wireless said it will launch the Z10 for $199.99 with a two-year contract, but did not give a release date. Verizon also said it will launch the Q10, but did not give a price or release date. Sprint Nextel said it will launch the Q10 later this year but it did not give availability or a price. AT&T Mobility said it will sell the Z10 and Q10 but did not give prices or release dates. T-Mobile USA said it will sell the Z10 but didn't provide details. Heins said at a press conference here that the Q10 should be available in the U.S. in April.

Worldwide:

  • 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.

BlackBerry expects the first global carriers to launch the BlackBerry Q10 in April.

Coverage and analysis of BlackBerry 10's launch

MetroPCS, Leap and other Tier 2 U.S. carriers lukewarm on BlackBerry 10
January 31, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Tier 2 U.S. carriers said they are uncommitted as of now to Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform. Article

Can BlackBerry 10 lure non-BlackBerry users?
January 30, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
During his presentation, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins highlighted the key features of BlackBerry 10, and I was impressed with what I saw. And it may be enough to help RIM shore up its base of 79 million BlackBerry subscribers, an essential part of its long-term strategy. However, I don't think BlackBerry 10 will be enough to revive RIM's fortunes or help it gain back smartphone market share. Editor's Corner

RIM unveils BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, but pushes U.S. launch to March
RIM renames company 'BlackBerry'
January 30, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
NEW YORK--After more than a year of buildup, Research In Motion officially unveiled its BlackBerry 10 platform at a media event here and pinned its financial future on both the platform's new software features and a range of BB10 smartphones designed to revive its flagging sales. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that the company will be renamed "BlackBerry," unifying and simplifying its brand. Article

BlackBerry 10 brings new messaging options, 70K third-party apps
January 30, 2013 | By Jason Ankeny
With the release of its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, Research In Motion is adding a series of new software and multimedia features while also radically reshaping its corporate image: Moving forward, the device maker will operate under the BlackBerry brand, eliminating the RIM name. Article

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