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Z30 coming to Verizon but TMobile and ATT not looking so good
Based on an article i just read from CNET, http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57609653-94/verizon-to-sell-blackberry-z30-exclusively-in-nov-for-$200/, and this is the interesting part for those of us waiting for ATT and TMobile versions:
"Bhardwaj declined to comment about getting the Z30 on other carriers, but noted that BlackBerry was ready to ship phones to other carriers if they requested it. He said there was nothing in the deal with Verizon that would prevent BlackBerry from offering an AT&T or T-Mobile version of the phone."
So it looks like we may have to buy off of Blackberry site - if they offer it!!!
- 10-28-2013, 03:02 PM #2
Seems like it's up to the carriers, and so far only VZW wants it.My Blog Keep Calm And Berry On
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- 10-28-2013, 03:03 PM #3
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10-28-2013, 03:25 PM #5
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I can't tell you how disappointed I was to read that Verizon Wireless got the exclusive on the Z30. I was really looking forward to buying it.
For all we know, at&t and T-Mobile passed on the Z30, and Verizon Wireless was the only one to give it a go, so "exclusive" could just be a nice spin on "the only carrier who wanted it."
Still, I would like to be able to buy it on the Shop BlackBerry website, because it seems to be the best BlackBerry yet according to most reviews.Sean
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10-28-2013, 08:21 PM #10
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As far as T-Mo, I will wait and see. I am still in my old contract until Feb 2014. I too exchanged some tweets with T-Mo. here is what they said:
@TMobile How could you let Verizon get the scoop on the Z30? I am shocked and appalled at the same time. Bring my BBRY home please.
T-Mobile USA @TMobileHelp 25m
@CJ_Entrepreneur Hi! While we don't have info on if T-Mobile will get the Z30, you can keep informed here!: Official News, Press Releases and Kits | T-Mobile ^TJ
@TMobileHelp thanks for the feedback very much. FYI the Z30 is a phone worth running past the guy in charge of shipping and receiving
T-Mobile USA @TMobileHelp 2h
@CJ_Entrepreneur No problem!! ^TJ
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If they do not get the Z30 Then I will have to get it from the BBRY store as well. Which will be expensive for me and the wife."Why is the only source of power, and this is how you come to me...without why...without power!"
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10-28-2013, 08:38 PM #11
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I'm with you. Reading that announcement was like a bombshell. I will do a lot to get a phone that I want, but going to Verizon is not one of them. With time the T-Mobile compatible STA100-5's will start showing up on eBay. Maybe down the road they might show up on us.blackberry.com. There are people buying them from friends or contacts in Canada.
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10-28-2013, 09:33 PM #12
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This news is very disappointing to hear. What concerns me the most is what it means for BlackBerry OS updates. The carriers in the US are already taking a long time to update BlackBerry OS, so I'm concerned their lack of interest in the Z30 will make things worst.
I keep wishing that BlackBerry will give us direct access to OS updates just like Apple does instead of having us wait for the carriers to provide OS updates. Even though I still like my Z10, I might get the Z30 just to support BlackBerry.
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