The BlackBerry Z10 is making its way to Bermuda and the Caribbean

Z10 Bermuda and Caribbean
By James Richardson on 15 Apr 2013 06:03 am EDT
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Hot of the press - It looks like the good folk of Bermuda and the Caribbean can get their lucky hands on the BlackBerry Z10 from April 23rd. Two carriers (Digicel and CellOne) have confirmed the new BlackBerry 10 device will be hitting the tropical region although currently no pricing is available. CELLONE are even having a BlackBerry VIP party to celebrate the launch. If you fancy going along you can enter your details here for a chance to get an invitation.

Digicel Group Chief Commercial Officer, Brian Finn, said, “Digicel keeps its customers on the cutting-edge by offering the latest handsets that suit any lifestyle and budget.

“With the launch of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, customers will experience the latest in BlackBerry smartphone technology – enabling them to create and share extraordinary moments with their friends and family using Digicel’s fast and reliable 4G mobile network."

CellOne will also have the BlackBerry Z10 available for sale on April 23rd. Frank Amaral, Chief Operating Officer at CellOne, said, “The BlackBerry Z10 is getting excellent reviews worldwide and we are happy to be able to power one of the hottest Smartphones on the market with the best network in Bermuda.”

Are you in Bermuda or the Caribbean? Sound off in the comments who's excited to make the jump to BlackBerry 10.

Thanks to CrackBerry forum member BermudasBest for the tip off.

Source: Bernews

Topics: Devices

46 comments

Joshua Ward

Great to see it all around the world!

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That Boy RiSkO

About time...we here in Barbados are BB users through and through...I think at one point in time per capita we had the most blackberry users in the world *population around 270,000* not sure if that statistic stilll holds!

dbarz

Trinidad was also a high usage country. People here don't ask for your phone number, they ask for your pin.

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Applevine

All we need to see now is some confirmation from Lime and we are set. With some competitive pricing and data plans too of course..... Maybe I'll have better luck telling a dog not to bark.

mokimoki

Is good to see that we Bermudian are not left out, I know it's going to do well here, everyone has been talking about it, I have had mine since Feb. And I have been showing everyone demos they love it

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mujahid 10

It's about time!!!

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JesseConatser

Keep moving BlackBerry!

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3hb78ftg

Glad to hear. I have a lot of customers in the Caribbean and every time I travel to the islands all I see is BlackBerry everywhere. BBM is actually part of my "Toolbox" for providing support to them.

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XamiDami

I don't know about the other Caribbean islands, but LIME (in Jamaica) confirmed via their official Twitter account that they'll be launching the Z10 this Thursday (the 18th)

deremi

"Hot of the press"?
OFF?

beverns

I had several friends that I kept in touch with via BBM in the Dominican Republic, but over the last year, they've all dropped from my contacts. Now they are all dedicated IPHONE lovers and say will never come back to BlackBerry. So, I hope it's not too late. I'm down to three BBM contacts...

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trynacu2

I thought Bermuda was part of the Caribbean.

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BruvvaPete2

Bermuda got lost in its own triangle.

BermudasBest

Nope.... Bermuda isn't.... Go check out a map.

mokimoki

No we are not part of the Caribbean I don't know why people think that,check out the link. http://mbinm.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/bermuda.jpg

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BBMIZKING

People think that cause Bermuda is a member of the Caribbean community. Politically, you are not a sovereign state since you belong to the Brits as an overseas territory but Bermuda is an associate member of the CARICOM since 2003:
http://www.caricom.org/jsp/community/member_states.jsp?menu=community

felixlives

Too late!!
I already got mine unlocked!!!!
But go BlackBerry go!!

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kukaluka

Finally :) I can get my hands on a Z10

lan2cp

I live in the Dominican Republic and I have had my Z10 since March 15. It has been available since this day on the country's two biggest carriers, Claro and Orange.

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sklotz2000

SWEET! I'll be heading to Negril for some rest and relaxation in a few weeks. Now I'll feel better knowing I won't be "flaunting" this little beauty. :)

Douken

It has been in the Caribbean since March 26 in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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andybuzzbee

It will be really great to finally have it here officially in Barbados

BermudasBest

I sent in the tip saying that it will be officially available in Bermuda on April 23rd via Cellone and Digicel... Bermudas only two carriers. The Caribbean reference was added by James Richardson. I live in Bermuda.... I have no idea about official rollout in the Caribbean region.

BermudasBest

What will be most interesting will be the retail price in Bermuda sans contract. I assume approx $1000. Possibly $499 on 2 year contract and $599 1 year.

bnee007

It's supposed to launch on LIME Caribbean on Monday April 22nd. Just got an invite to the launch party in Anguilla.

bbdocc

Good to know that , I live on the island of Dominica and I have had the z10 for more than a month now , mostly everyone loves it , the big thing is when they hear the price it's a kind of turn off, knowing the carriers here it could sell as much as $2800-$3000 Eastern Caribbean dollars which is about ($1030US-$1104US) , Lime here still sells the blackberry bold 9900 for EC$2200 or $809US, the blackberry torch 9810 is even strangely more expensive at $2329EC or 857US and the blackberry torch 9800 still very expensive at $2229EC or $820US , can't wait to see the pricing in the next coming weeks...

DonMarcello

Great news, hopefully both Digicel and Lime will have competitive packages here in Barbados. Unlocked Z10s cost between $1,600 - $1,900 BDS dollars, which is about $800 - $950 USD.
BTW, Bermuda's closer to the USA than the Caribbean, it's located about 300 miles off the North Carolina coastline.

DonMarcello

@BermudasBest: Thanks for the correction, I couldn't remember the exact distance.

Majestic Lion

Good news, I'll have to check to see what bmobile has planned for both their Z10 and Q10 releases.

Supa_Fly1

Let's just hope the pricing is in tune with the various economic strife in the Caribbean islands.

wehttam

phone prices in the caribbean as far as i am concerned is never "tuned in with the various economic strife " keep dreaming

Supa_Fly1

Well one can only dream right? Unless one has the power to evoke change.

tr1ad

B mobile Trinidad launched it last week, 8 more days until it goes on sale

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Anrchyst

yea heard they launched any idea of pricing. heard its gonna be int he 5000TTD range.. been holding out just to get bmobiles bloody warranty

tr1ad

Less that 4k TTD with a 4G plan from b mobile Trinidad

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K3_Cubed

Where you heat that tr1ad? And I asking these people bout the phone off and on and nobody know when.

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Triniboyfella

Strange. I was expecting trini ppl to be talking more about digi. Anyways, I skipped the christmas bmoile ip5 free special waiting on a z10. Hoping they have decent/similar packages.

wehttam

Lime(cable & wireless) is launching/selling the Z10 starting April 23rd 2013 here in Anguilla(caribbean) havent heard a launch date from Digi but im sure they wont be to far along

pepe241185

In Jamaica and had mine since March... :) go Z10

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K3_Cubed

Where you hear that tr1ad?

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Doc Dibble

Jamaica is a crackberry nation. I already have a z10. Just goes to show. Lol.

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tr1ad

was at the launch last week mention was made to remain competitive and cost les sthan 4k

H3XTASY

#jamaica.... already rocking the z10..... Lime Jamaica is also having a launch for the z10