BlackBerry 10 and the Z10 get officially announced in Thailand

BlackBerry Z10
By James Richardson on 2 Apr 2013 03:10 am EDT
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Another day - another country that BlackBerry 10 and the Z10 are destined for. This time it's Thailand that gets the action and if the new generation BlackBerry does as well as older handsets have done then Thailand will be a big success for BlackBerry.

The BlackBerry Z10 should be available in Thailand by the end of April with carriers - AIS, dtac, TrueMove and other retailers. As you will from the following press release - consumers will also be able to pre-order the Z10 from April 5th at the BlackBerry Experience Center in the Siam Center.

Keep them coming BlackBerry. The world NEEDS BlackBerry 10!

Press Release

Bangkok, Thailand – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced the launch of the all new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone in Thailand. The BlackBerry Z10 (all touch) is the first smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10, the re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Z10 is expected to be available from AIS, dtac, TrueMove and authorized retailers by the end of April. It is also expected to be available at the new BlackBerry® Experience Center, located on the 2nd floor of Siam Center, for 20,900 baht. Customers can pre-order the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone from the BlackBerry Experience Center starting April 5. For more information please visit http://th.blackberry.com/.

Benoit Nalin, Country Director for Thailand at BlackBerry said, “We are excited to announce that the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is coming to Thailand. BlackBerry 10 offers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to you. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving.”  

Available in two colours, Black and White, and with Thai UI and input support, the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is elegant and distinctive, and the fastest, most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet. It features a 1.5 GHz dual core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 64GB cards. The smartphone includes the latest enhancements in high density pixel and screen technology to display clear, sharp, and incredibly vivid images. It features a micro HDMI out port for presentations, and advanced sensors such NFC (near field communications) to support mobile payments and the exchange of information with a tap of the smartphone.

For more information on the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, please visit http://th.blackberry.com/.

Highlights of BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 is a robust and reliable platform that is smooth and responsive. It has a modern design and a gesture-based interface that is highly discoverable. It is designed to support, learn, and adapt to the way you work and share with features like:

  • The ever present BlackBerry® Hub, which is a single place to manage all your conversations whether personal or work email, BBM™ messages, social media updates or notifications, and the ability to “peek” into the BlackBerry Hub from anywhere, so you’re always only one swipe away from what matters to you.
  • BlackBerry® Flow, where the BlackBerry 10 experience excels by enabling features and apps to flow seamlessly together, helping you complete the task at hand effortlessly and efficiently. For example, you can tap on an attendee listed for a meeting to see their latest tweet or LinkedIn profile. Or tap the thumbnail of a picture you just took to launch the Picture editor and quickly apply a transformation or filter, then instantly share it with your contacts.
  • A keyboard that understands and adapts to you, that learns what words you use and how you use them, then offers them up to you so you can type faster and more accurately.
  • BBM (BlackBerry® Messenger), which allows you to share things with the people that matter to you in an instant. BBM in BlackBerry 10 includes voice calling and video chat, and introduces the ability to share your screen with another BlackBerry 10 contact.
  • BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which elegantly separates and secures work applications and data from personal content on BlackBerry devices.
  • Time Shift, an astonishing camera feature that lets you capture a group shot where everyone is smiling with their eyes wide open. Story Maker, which lets you bring a collection of photos and videos together, along with music and effects, to produce an HD movie that you can instantly share.   
  • The new BlackBerry 10 browser, which sets the industry benchmark for HTML5 support on smartphones, is incredibly fast. Scrolling or zooming is fluid and responsive. The browser includes many advanced features, supports multiple tabs, lets you browse sites privately, includes a reader mode, and integrates with the platform for easily sharing content.
  • BlackBerry® Remember, which combines memos, tasks and much more into a single experience. It helps you organize and manage information you have on your smartphone around projects or ideas, letting you collect content such as websites, emails, photos, documents, and other files, and then like a To-Do list, lets you create tasks, assign due dates, and track your progress. If your BlackBerry 10 smartphone is set up with a work account, your Microsoft® Outlook® Tasks will automatically be wirelessly synced with BlackBerry Remember. 

If you have configured an Evernote account with your smartphone, BlackBerry Remember will sync Evernote workbooks as well.

  • BlackBerry® Safeguard technology that helps protect what is important to you, and the business you work for.
  • Built-in support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® so your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone can be simply connected and managed as other ActiveSync devices in a company, or enabled with BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 to gain secure access to work email, “behind the firewall” applications and data, and benefit from other security and enterprise mobility management features.
  • The BlackBerry® World™ storefront, which now includes more than 100,000 BlackBerry 10 apps. In addition, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare apps for BlackBerry 10 are preinstalled, and BlackBerry 10 customers will have access to leading applications from across the globe. BlackBerry has also been working with local partners and developers to bring a variety of popular Thai applications to the new platform, including GMM Grammy Music Store, KantanaTV, Lakorn Online, Thai Airways, ThaiTV3, and Sanook.com.

 

 

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Reader comments

BlackBerry 10 and the Z10 get officially announced in Thailand

39 Comments

Thailand is a big market. High esteem of BlackBerry.

Question - will BBRY avoid the fiasco of the Verizon launch and make available the latest OS via all the carriers? Please do!

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Thai content is now being pushed via BB Appworld on the top of the home page too.

Thai Airways mService
Thairath LITE
Lakorn Online
GMM Music Store
Kantana TV

About time too! I can't complain though - got my Z10 ages ago from MBK in Bangkok (gray import STL100-2) yes I wanted the UK spec device...

I would expect the official device for this market will be the STL100-1 since Thailand does not have 4G and won't have it for quite some time if the 3G debacle is anything to go by... Long story...

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My Z10 spent first three weeks of her life on the beaches of Thailand.

I let my wife's family play with the keyboard - apparently it predicts Thai script really well.

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If anyone in Thailand knows where I can get a Z10, STL100-3. PM me please .) have money will travel.

I'm in Thailand but bought mine in Dubai 5 weeks ago. Guess there is a great chance to gain some market share. Looking forward to have a closer look on the development of the market.

Gecky.

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Doubt it will be successful without BIS*BlackBerry Internet Service*. CrackBerry should do an article about comparison of data fee structures.

I wonder what is the price of STL 100-1 in grey market at MBK in Thailand.

I have a friend whom I just bought STL 100-3 from TMO for him. TMO unlock the phone for me at no charge since I paid the phone in full price. So, I can't imagine the price over there can be much lower than $532 plus tax from TMO.

Thailand will most probably get the STL 100-1. No need for the 4G/LTE devices for the next couple of decades...! If you got a STL 100-2 like me since 09.03. in Thailand, you can still use 4G in Laos or Cambodia.

Just returned from Bangkok, showed friends there the Z10, wow...they were crazy about it! loved the camera, screen, etc. It will be huge there, BB is so big already. Yippee :)

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FYI I was at Siam Discovery last night where they have a BB Experience booth set-up.

I spoke to the salespeople and they told me that both the STL100-1 and STL100-2 will be available in Thailand.

I don't know which carriers will carry which model; however, AIS will start selling them next month.