[Speculation] Bell likely to be first to launch BB10
So I had started a thread a while ago about Bell wanting some sort of exclusivity with the launch of BB10. What the exclusivity would be I have no idea and it is not likely to be having the exclusivity of being the only seller in Canada. Most likely to be some sort of exclusivity with colour or storage capacity.
Well in the video that was uploaded today from BB, we clearly see that Bell is the carrier that being used. (Pause the video at 37 seconds and look at the top right hand corner where it says Bell).
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So do you guys still think Bell will get some sort of exclusivity, likely in colour or storage (which won't be a problem since BB L-Series will have micro-sd).
- 11-27-12, 09:25 AM #4
All the candian carriers tend to be some of the first, they are important enough to be in the first wave of carriers and seem to have a shorter approval process than other networks such as the ones in the states.
- 11-27-12, 12:25 PM #5
That screenshot means nothing. Just shows that the phone is connected to the Bell network. Not necessarily that the phone is Bell branded. I could connect up my dev alpha to rogers and show a screen shot of it showing Rogers (I think), but it would also mean nothing.
- 11-28-12, 11:50 AM #7
Easiest explanation for this is that most leaked photos/demo videos featured Bell as Bell had their LTE network lit up in Waterloo ahead of Rogers. You'd want to test an LTE device on an LTE network, right? I know a handful of employees who were constantly asking me when Rogers' LTE would be lit up in Waterloo so they could get off Bell's "crappy" LTE.
- 11-28-12, 01:43 PM #8
Rogers and RIM always had a very very very close relationship... Rogers was the first with Blackberry, RIM supplies Rogers with a large warehouse of replacement units (thats why Rogers is the only provider in canada that swaps devices), Rogers has/had it's own dedicated Blackberry tech support with 4 big centers across canada, RIm employee all have rogers as a provider, Rogers BB tech had more tools provider by RIM blah blah blah.... curious if RIM and Rogers got some bad blood in the last bit :s just last year Rogers completely pulled all the Blackberry tech centers and converted them to overall smartphone tech.
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