Many countries in South East Asia have a huge BlackBerry following so it makes sense to release BlackBerry 10 in these regions first. The event also signifies ten years of BlackBerry in Singapore so a double celebration.
You can catch the full press release below along with a couple more photos from the event.
Singapore - February 21, 2013 - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today launched the all new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone in Singapore. 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 will be available through all authorized BlackBerry carriers in Singapore - SingTel, StarHub, and M1 - on 7th March. SingTel will be offering the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone for pre--order beginning today. StarHub and MI will activate their pre-registration programs today as well.
Charles Dufourcq, Country Director for Singapore at BlackBerry said, "2013 is definitely a big year for BlackBerry in Singapore. Ten years have passed since BlackBerry smartphones were first officially introduced here. And today, it is my pleasure to announce that BlackBerry 10 is coming to Singapore with the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. We expect BlackBerry fans will be extremely delighted with the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10, which offers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer's needs."
Available in two colours, Black and White, 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 also 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://sg.blackberry.com/BlackBerryZ10. For a timeline of BlackBerry's presence in Singapore over the past decade, please visit http://www.facebook.com/BlackBerrySG.