The BlackBerry Z10 has gone on sale in yet another couple of countries in the last day or two. South Africa was first with the Z10 launching on Vodacom and then Italy followed suit where you can pick up the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone on Vodafone.
Although I am not very familiar with the currency in South Africa, Vodacom do seem to be offering what may be a pretty sweet deal. If you order the Z10 online with them for R399 per month they will also include the BlackBerry Z10 Flip Shell, a HDMI cable and a premium car charger. That sounds like a bargain to me. Customers will also get free BBM up until the end of May 2013 so all in all it looks like Vodacom really are having a purge on the Z10.
Press release from Vodacom:
Johannesburg, South Africa - Vodacom today launched the new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10 in South Africa. This smartphone is now available from Vodacom World in Midrand and will be available from other Vodacom stores on 22 February 2013.
The BlackBerry Z10 is available on contract at R479 per month and the offer will include:
75 voice minutes, 150 SMS & 575 MB x 24 months; and
Unlimited BBM texting until 31 May 2013. A new BBM VAS offer will be launched from 1 June 2013; pricing information will be available closer to launch.
Terms and conditions apply.
The BlackBerry Internet Service is not available on BlackBerry 10 but it is available on earlier BlackBerry devices; this includes all BlackBerry devices on OS7.1 and earlier.
The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone based on the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, giving customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, and offers a smarter experience that continuously adapts to their needs.
Phil Patel, Chief Officer of the Consumer Business Unit at Vodacom said: "We're delighted that today our customers are among the first in
Africa to experience the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10. We'll also be launching the BlackBerry Z10 LTE which will be available at stores by mid March, so our customers can look forward to enjoying the new features on the BlackBerry Z10 and a great internet mobile experience".
"The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new mobile computing platform for BlackBerry customers. With BlackBerry 10, every
feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers moving," said Alexandra Zagury, managing director at BlackBerry for South and Southern Africa.
Don't worry people of America. Your turn is nearly here.
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