BlackBerry set to celebrate the US Z10 launch with special fan event in New York

Janelle Monae
By Adam Zeis on 14 Mar 2013 11:12 am
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BlackBerry threw some pretty amazing fan event launch parties for the Canada and UK BlackBerry Z10 release - and it looks like the US won't be left out of the fun. Scheduled for Thursday, March 21st in New York, the BlackBerry Experience will celebrate the US launch of the Z10 with Janelle Monae, Young the Giant and DJ Z-Trip taking the stage. The event is invite only but the Crack Team will be there in full force (NYC HQ here we come!) to help in the celebration so rest assured you'll be in the know even if you don't get to attend. 

Don't forget you can preorder your BlackBerry Z10 on both AT&T and Verizon if you haven't already :)

BlackBerry Experience NYC

71 comments

just_luc

And CrackBerry is flying a member from Canada out to the event all expenses paid!

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revtech

What? . . No "girl on fire" ;)

newcollector

Keep it coming, BlackBerry. Let's rock this!!!

Panthro

Not to be a glumy Gus but they're holding a fan event before the phone launches in the US? Why not wait until people actually have the phone in their hands? I'm on vzw so I'll have to wait an extra week (already pre-ordered a white one!!) but at least the people that attend can have one to show off to others that want one. The date they have now no US "fans" will have one yet.

pmich

because every fan that attends probably gets a z10 or something.. assuming it's a paid entrance event.. who knows.

NinjaB

well it's avail from ATT on the 22nd, so not everyone will have to wait a week...

Detective M Downs

How is it a 'fan event', if it's not open to everyone?

cd1105

"
NICEEEEEE....!!! BOUT TIME BLACKBERRY PAY MORE ATTENTION TO BRING THEIR PRODUCTS TO LIGHT AGAIN!!! WANNA C MORE ADVERTISMENTS...POSTERS ETC......PPL HAV TO KNO BLACKBERRY IS BACK...N HERE TO STAY!!!"

camera531

Once again, avoiding LA like the plague

iToya

DAMN! Someone let me in! I love Janelle Monae!

RichardZA

I would like to go as well to the official launch :) Kevin please pay my flight from S.A to U.S but by the time I get my visa and crap it will be too late

Jonathank

Hey BlackBerry WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE US...ny gets all the love Come on man, NY had the Jan 30 event, let's keep moving and GET OUT OF NY... They should have 1 in LA 1 in NY and 1 in Miami... Let's make them aware.. Let's spread the word... This NY thing is BS , only so many people can fit on that Island lol. I'm feeling left out ONCE AGAIN. Can we show love to all ends of the US??. That's the only way to make a splash

Soeasy

1.6 Million of us crowd this space...

Though born right here, I've lived in London, Tokyo, Madrid... No place beats NYC...

Where else can you get great pizza and a very dirty vodka martini at 4am?

Awesome place to be... !!

Buju Banton

Toronto...same shit smaller scale but cleaner and safer

Jonathank

No place beats NY ONLY applies for pizza. It's cold stuffy smelly and cramed up against buildings on a tiny island. Did I mention the smell trapped between all the buildings, NYorkers can't smell that because they are use to it... 4am Pizza is stale pizza and not all places are open like it use to be... NY has changed. To much hype

camera531

LA is such a no-brainer and BB (and Crackberry) avoid LA completely. Doesn't make any sense!

Jonathank

And Secret release party with invites only NICE BlackBerry.. I did not expect nothing less..... This is CRAP... It should be open to EVERYONE also it should be in more then 1 place. This is typical Old BlackBerry and they better WAKE UP AND KEEP MOVING...All i ask is you freaking show your TRUE FANS SOME TRUE LOVE...IM DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS

jojo beaconsfield

wld be nice to hv a jazz festival event in montreal and our free tickets wld be activated via nfc on ourZ10 and we could hv free PASTA' haha

rickkel

What a perfect idea jojo...buy a Z10; a ticket is downloaded on each phone during the activation process and you use NFC to tap your way into the venue. Alicia Keys would be the headliner. You can buy one other ticket for your other half, but it would be through BlackBerry World and is also loaded to your phone. This isn't rocket science, but can you imagine the press - a completely ticketless concert?
Alternately, if you aren't into concerts, your could download a few Alicia Keys CD's instead.

jojo beaconsfield

you,banged it i,m just a concept man

CDM76

with Janelle Monae, Young the Giant and DJ Z-Trip taking the stage.

All this and no Alicia Keys..... tell me again how she is supposed to be associated to BlackBerry.

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Marc_Paradise

Hopefully in ways more meaningful than getting trotted out to do a song and dance (literally) at every BB event.

Jonathank

And yet 1 more comment lol... Leave out the die heart fans and The people they will invite r press that will just leave negative feedback like always, at least having us their we might be interviewed and asked what we think of the new OS. They don't think do they?

DJBS4LIFE

Z-Trip always kills it! This for sure will be a good time \m/.

DPS13

I was just listening to one of his cds today, so stoked he's going to play!

BB_Bmore

19th!!!! God bless America and Thank God BlackBerry10 is finally launching WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO

DbkBerry

Yay Monae =D wish I could be there

sohood

Bb10 in my city on my bday & I'm not invited. How unfortunate.

Linda9600

Someone at a news website was asking why events like these are not held in Silicon Valley, the home of high tech. I think that's a valid question!! I guess New York is a big-named city known worldwide, that's why it's held there.

JonCBK

New York has the largest collection of media firms in the US. If you want to get the word out, you want to have the people who can spread the word at your event. And they will show up to something in NY. San Francisco is fine, but it is not the same thing.

Linda9600

Thanks, that makes a lot of sense.

camera531

You are aware that the media has the ability to travel, right? And that all major media outlets have "hubs" throughout the country. This NY only thing is BS! It's just laziness from BB and a lack of forward thinking when it comes to the US.

Jonathank

The LARGEST Set of bashers on the planet earth in NY, everyone bashs this company left and right, a lot of it comes from the media, why hold an event when it's just gonna be bashed, why not FOR ONCE let the public join.. BAD MOVE, they need to change this and Keep Moving

PostMortem

I guess because it is a launch event, the product doesn't necessarily have to be available on that day. But that just doesn't even sound right. Too bad I have to be in Buffalo, NY for a wedding around that time.

Detective M Downs

Maybe Janelle can talk Sonos into releasing a BlackBerry 10 app!

Buju Banton

hopefully it's not as lame as the first launch event

G-bone

I'm very happy for the Americans of CrackBerry Nation! ;)

#BB10Believe

SK122387

Not that I'd get an invite to an event like this, but I still think it would be a good idea to do something in Los Angeles. It's not like we're some random town in the boonies...

camera531

LA is such a no-brainer, but when it comes to the US Blackberry is very lazy...

MozThaGreat

Hmmm I've met Janelle and her team before a few times. They were all religiously on iOS. Would have rather liked to see someone who actually supports BB10 like Alicia Keys. Oh well.

Detective M Downs

Yeah, I've seen her at Brooklyn Bowl a couple times for 'Bowl Train' with DJ ?Love (Questlove)....

Kevin, that's where the CB NYC meet-up should be - very nice!

jojo beaconsfield

I heard Obama was on his way,and Kevin don,t drink too much

rickkel

You know that there will be Z10's in their Bling Bags in the dressing room. Hopefully they don't just give them to someone else.

Mr Gill

Janelle Monae is one of my favourites! She has a James Brown vibe to her, really wish I could go but I'm in Canada and I've got school :(

BBVegasGirl80

Lucky NYC! That's awesome news. Love Janelle Monae! :-)

BB_luva

Already Pre-ordered!! ATT site kept me from finishing the order, but eventually with the help of their annoying chat function, finally got it!!

want so bad.

world traveler and former ceo

awesome!!! Blackberry is Back!! USA!!

Thunderbuck

Would LOVE to come help CB, uh, cover this event! Yeah, that's it!

josecareyn

we need mini version of Q10 and Z10 , it's getting too big, too wide, too heavy !

dragonx6

damn people just love to cry over stupid things

Jonathank

You would love to go???? Man u ALWAYS have something negative to say, the last thing BB needs is u there, every time someone has something to say u are always negative, U are a Negative person sir SO please sit tight :p

Clifford Brown

Janelle Monáe is the most dynamic performer in the business right now. She is perfect for Blackberry! She is elegant, versatile and powerful. +10000000 for BBRY!

nyplaya610

How can I sign up. Or get an invite?