[Rumor] BB10 to be released March 1st in US
Unlocked Blackberry Z10 Available March 1
By Alexandra Leigh | More Articles
February 17, 2013
Research in Motion’s (NASDAQ:BBRY) first smartphone of 2013, the BlackBerry Z10, will not be released in the U.S. until March 1, 2013. It is already on sale in the UK, Canada, and UAE — but only versions locked into contracts. UK fans who want to get their hands on a SIM-free, unlocked version will also have to wait until March 1, when it will be available for a price tag of 534 pounds through mobile device retailer, Clove
I don't know if this reporter is confusing an unlocked release with a US release, but if true this is great news!! I'll pick up an unlocked for myself, and wait for the contract prices for the other 2 I want to pick up
- 02-17-13, 10:23 AM #5
Let's not get our hopes up based on speculation, as per the quoted article. It will do more harm than good if it doesn't pan out. What we need is a credible source.
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- CrackBerry Master
02-17-13, 10:46 AM #8
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Somebody has botched the original article, ntentionally or not, by slipping in an S rather than a K as in UK.
The original article
BlackBerry Z10 unlocked satisfaction from March 1
Under: BlackBerry, Mobile Phones
Date: February 16th, 2013
The BlackBerry Z10 has been creating a lot of attention since its recent release and it’s hardly surprising as this flagship smartphone is the first to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. It has already launched in the UK and Canada and comes to the US in March but it has only been available in the UK with a contract so far. The good news is that will be on sale unlocked from March 1 for those in the UK and we also have price details for you.
BlackBerry Z10 unlocked satisfaction from March 1 » Phone Reviews
Come to think about it I don't think a major US carrier would release unlocked phones before a contract phone. Defeats their business model of locking customers into high margin service contracts.
Oh well, was nice to dream for a bit.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-17-13, 11:29 AM #10
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Could this be why all carriers are insisting on contracts as it stops people in the US from ordering phones from Canada and the UK. If Blackberry were shipping these phones in to the US via the carriers it would **** off the US carriers who incidentally are about to make it illegal to unlock a phone in the US.
This is just all my wild speculation.
- 02-17-13, 12:59 PM #11
The US release date will be announced either by BB or the carriers and the news will be carried on major blogs like AllThingsD, Engadget, etc. Why do so many of you guys continue posting amateurish speculations from these no-name sites? I mean there is literally a section in the navigation bar that reads "Gold and Silver". Forbes and Bloomberg better watch out; there's a new finance cowboy in town!
- 02-17-13, 02:37 PM #12
Just bought one in orange FR shop with a monthly contract (no engagement required) . 519 ?. Will cost me 16 additional for unlocking.
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- 02-17-13, 02:38 PM #13
- 02-18-13, 04:45 AM #16
This doesn't sound very reliable to me since I bought my SIM-free unlocked Z10 on Feb 1st in the UK for 479 from Carphone Warehouse. And yet this article seems to think that it won't be available here until March 1st?
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- CrackBerry Abuser
02-18-13, 04:22 PM #19
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I got a guy who knows a guy from around the way who said he knows a girl whose boyfriend's father works with a guy that has a neighbor down the street from him that said it was coming out in 2 weeks in the US at a hot dog stand near you........."Every tradition constructed by human beings is subject to ossified arrogance, blinding pomposity and outright bigotry. That is true not just for Judaism, not just for Christianity, not just for Islam, it is true for secular traditions as well."
Dr. Cornel West
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
02-18-13, 10:04 PM #21"Distrust and caution are the parents of security." -Benjamin Franklin
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