Verizon BlackBerry Z10 shows its beautiful face!

Verizon BlackBerry Z10
By Kevin Michaluk on 3 Jan 2013 10:20 am
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If you've been wondering how carrier branding may show up on BlackBerry 10 phones, this leaked image that just popped up on the internet gives us a clue. The BlackBerry Z10 on the left shows clear Verizon branding on the upper left corner of the phone. The phone on the right is apparently the AT&T version, but we're not seeing any carrier branding on this one... yet. It's likely this will vary a bit from carrier to carrier.

The Verizon branding is subtle, but effective. We'd rather have our BlackBerry's free of carrier branding, but if you are going to have carrier branding, this location isn't too bad. More than carrier-free branding, we want to see big time carrier support for BlackBerry 10 - whatever it takes to get that done is fine with us.

The image was posted first on Business Insider, and was apparently sourced by a person who's testing both Verizon and AT&T variants of the BlackBerry Z10. The tester also gave his opinion of the Z10, which he said had great build quality, a great screen, a fast web browser (as quick as desktop browser) that supports flash and that the boot up time is less than a minute. These are all things we love to hear.

January 30th's BlackBerry 10 launch event can't come soon enough! 

Source: Business Insider via CrackBerry Forums

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3923 (articles) 3295 (forum posts)
289 comments

NamelessStar

dieing to get one in my hands i want carrier free branding i hate this big ugly rogers logo on my 9900 first ever bb with branding. When i was with RIM i got so used to just seeing the BlackBerry name and no branding i loved it i want the same now too.

pmich

my lumia 920 surprisingly does not have the rogers logo on it. so beautiful. i just get the rogers logo when it boots up.

Hopefully Rogers doesn't touch the bb10 device either

lengend

My 9700 had carrier branding but my 9900 doesn't so I'm hoping the Z10 doesn't either.

just_luc

In my experience the carrier branding can usually be removed with a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol.. takes 10 minutes or so of scrubbing but it gets the job down flawlessly. I've done this on my 9000, 9700 and 9900 with great results.

I might be a little apprehensive to try it on a white model though, as they are generally black plastic coated white, so there's a chance you might damage the finish.

Jake Storm

Carrier branding is usually pretty easy to take off.

KyonCoraeL

I heard you could sand it off with a sugar cube. Not sure how valid that claim is.

andut

Wow I really hate the Verizon engraving on it.... why did RIM let Verizon do that???

AlKuqo

IS IT ME OR DOES THE LEFT Z10 LOOKS SMALLER THAN THE RIGHT ONE?

Respectfully,

Al Kuqo

shabbs

It's you. I think the angle is playing tricks.

;)

AlKuqo

Thank you; I thought it was me but had to make sure lol

Respectfully,

Al Kuqo

mphillips828

I was actually thinking the exact same thing...I was trying to look at the bricks on the screen to see if one was showing more brick than the other...it seems to be the same, but does look different...ARISTO! lol

BGK

What I'd like to know is what the hell's in the middle?

emt23

I so can't wait!!!

Plazmic Flame

Seriously!! Just so everyone knows, I'm going to be THAT GUY, in the carrier store, playing with this thing, everyday after work, lol. Seeing that picture makes me very excited to try some web browsing on the Z10.

The iPhone really missed their chance and the "tall & thin" profile doesn't help with web browsing anymore. Really looking forward to getting my hands all over this thing!

shemaree09

absolutely! and Im on Verizon so im super excited!!!

beastberry_10

I'm on verizon as well.....I'm giddy!!!

Jimcmf

Me too. I hope that they are first to get it!

xxxmerlinxxx

I hope all carriers are "first to get it". A unified launch with products in stores would be ideal.

UncleMiltie

Isn't she lovely? A little surprised how much bigger it looks than the iPhone. Would love to see it next to an SIII or OneX just for comparisons sake.

rickbansal

That's an iPhone 4S in the picture not a 5.

sk8er_tor

Whatever it is, it looks like an antique with its home button next to the BB10.

BruvvaPete2

That button looks so.... 5 years ago.

Jimcmf

That iPhone looks small and old.... and out dated. I am getting the touch for sure!

morpho4444

Is that an iPhone 5?

If that is the case, our z10 looks like a monster... Having two z10 and an iPhone in the middle is like two big badasses bully guys from highschool making fun of a silly hipster guy

chiiikee

It's a 4s. The 5 has the front facing camera above the 'speaker' and not by the side

sreidenb

That iPhone is just a 4 or 4S. The 5 is larger so it isn't a very good comparison with the one on the market right now.

advil_yum

Holy hell, they look massive... not sure I'm digging the size. I always look at the Galaxy phones in store and think the size looks ridiculous. I guess I'll have to wait to see how it feels in the hand.

ghfred

My thoughts also they do look massive I want a pocket phone for work or at the bub (that's a bar for those in the ex colonies !) definitely not a man bag guy.

pick1eberry

Remember..the phone has to fit your hand for one handed typing so it can't be THAT big.

BionicKris

Well, if it was smaller we would be saying "They could have made it a bit bigger..". From the video I saw released in one of CB's recent blog posts the size looked good in relation to the hand size of the of the guy who did the video. No complaints here. BBring it on, baby! #BB10

Paintedeyes

oh wow under a minute to boot up. that is very nice to hear!

sreidenb

Awesome to see my carrier logo on it! Now just want a white one too.

ad19

Jan 30th can't come soon enough!

shemaree09

now I just need to see the keyboard version with a Verizon logo :D

bb10_fan

Phone for daddy and big brother and one for kid (guess which one)

Oscar_E

My GF is desperate to switch from her carrier to mine, and she was about to bye an iphone5 cause her BFF has one, she told me about it, so i showed her the latest Z10 vids and pics. guess what ??

Bye Bye iphone, Hello BB10 !

i"ll take two, thank you lol

dts3204

If bigger than a Storm 2 to damn big. Went back to an older phone cause I thought the Samsung Galaxy II was too big. So I am old and set in my ways . Still want to see it though.

RevyRah

It's much bigger than any BlackBerry to date other than the dev phones.

PeeBrains

This is friggin awesome news !!!

pallav_db

Jan 30th.........Mighty Thor with BB10

grreyes24

Like you said, if them putting branding there helps to get the full carrier support, I’m fine with that.
But still, I hope a little rubbing alcohol does the trick to remove the branding just like it did on the 9900.

frifred

Don't care about the branding on the phone, just wish I could wipe out the branding on my monthly bill :-)

Jon Tessler

now i just need to see the one with the Sprint branding. less than 26 days to go. I am waiting to use my upgrade.

BBVegasGirl80

Same here with T-Mobile. :-)

BB_Bmore

Sadly the only new BlackBerry thus far for T-mo is the 9315 lol I truly hope to see T-mo and Sprint carry the BB10 line as well.

unknowngeek

You and I are in the same boat. Come on Sprint, you have lots of loyal BlackBerry fans just waiting to use their upgrades!!

BlackBerry for life

djdonnyk

Come on RIM let's see some pics with the Sprint logo......

TomJasper

Thanks Kev, looking oh so sweet!

RicanMedic78

phone looks gorgeous! Never thought I'd look at a blackberry again! I love Android, but their hardware is just too big for me and I'm not a fan of Samsung's big plasticy designs! As far as branding goes, it looks disgusting on here, especially being so far to one side! I pray they just keep it on the back of the phone and leave it at that! I would actually contemplate refusing to buy it if I see the logo printed as it is in this photo. Crazy? Maybe, but it does infuriate me to see this non sense.

NinjaB

really?!

It's actually amazingly subtle.. didn't even use their brand colors, but a very muted grey as to not draw more attention than the silver Blackberry branding at the bottom... so it kinda seems designed to go along with the phone's design... I feel like I would barely notice it...

Clinto

I agaree. It is made out of the cheapest looking flat black plastic they could find. Just like the Droid X that was released 3 whole years ago.

Check it out:
http://www.carrypad.com/files/2010/08/photo11.jpg

Why couldn't they just use nicer materials like the 9900??

Gelzz

EPIC !!! RUB IT LOVE IT !!!!!

nocturnal123

I can't wait until the z10 comes out on Bell, I've already got 200$ saved up for it since I will have to buy it off contract.

BlackBerry Torch 9860 and PlayBook

owadkelly

Eww carrier branding, really looks out of place up there. The att version looks perfect. Also I am loving the size of these berries.

Eli_B

I'm waiting to see a BB10 phone with T-Mobile Branding...

TheStoof

Agreed. I'm going to transfer my number as soon as the BB10 is available online.

green_ember

Glad to see a Verizon logo. That's who I plan on dumping Sprint for...

bluegreen1965

Me too. Leaving T-Mo for VZ!

rjkolo

It looks so sweet January 30 cannot get here soon enough! The only way RIM fails is if this phone isn't released within 2 weeks of the launch event. The carrier branding on the phone really doesn't matter to me, but Apple somehow gets away without it...why not RIM. I think the size of this phone looks perfect, compared to the iPhone 4/4s in the picture it may look huge, but remember just how small the iPhone 4 is, from previous pictures it is just slightly larger than that iPhone 5 just with a much bigger screen. Looks perfect to me, and the browser runs flash?? Why has this not been stated before, or did I miss it somewhere???

bhrgvr

Was a known fact that it will run flash.... Guess you missed it somehow...

123berryaddicted

Some who maybe didn't follow the whole playbook experience might not be aware of this.

MoolahMitch

The PlayBook browser runs the full desktop experience and it can be considered an alpha of the BlackBerry 10 browser

morganplus8

That's the best picture of this new phone that I have seen so far and it is a beauty!!! I'll buy one as soon as someone other than Rogers allows for pre-ordering. I can't get enough pics of this phone! Now if only they would post something for us in a qwerty and have someone say the build and finish is amazing ..............................

I happen to like the size of this phone as it will be replacing my PC for the most part. THe iPhone 5 has enough height but they bombed on width whereas this phone is perfect in every way.

SDTRMG

Nice to see a fellow canadian supporting rim and blackberry ten. I ordered mine from Rogers. OH CANADA!!

BruvvaPete2

I'm switching to Rogers when this phone becomes available. I typically work DT VanCity and the Telus reception/coverage is disgusting (one bar standing outside). There's just no excuse for that. Co-workers with Rogers get full coverage below ground. Telus and Bell are also sleeping on this pre-order thing... Fail.

SDTRMG

It is a major fail, especially with rim being a canadian company

8820man

Having seen now the Z10 and the likely qwerty model, I think I'm ready to try all touchscreen. If all touch is not for me (love my keys), I'll just switch back to trusty ol' 9800 and ONE HECK of a new media player!!

birdman_38

Hopefully you're a female. Or that would be super awkward.

morganplus8

You stole the words right out of my PC!!!!!

BionicKris

That's so funny. "Moist" is such a gross word though. Eewwww. ;-)

CMZ_DL

Come onnnn Telus!!!!! Start the pre orders already! Looks Gorgeous

Plazmic Flame

For real! I'm wondering if I'm really going to have to switch carriers to get BB10...

AlKuqo

IS IT ME OR DOES THE LEFT Z10 LOOKS SMALLER THAN THE RIGHT ONE?

Respectfully,

Al Kuqo

kolok

The Verizon branding does seem subtle, I can barely make it out.

Just hope Rogers doesn't go overboard with their branding - in fact I, for one, would love for them not to slobber their logo on the phone at all.

Phone does look sweet though...

MrHomz

I was lucky and got my Bold 9900 from Bell without a logo on it. I'm hoping this is the case with the new Z10 also, but even so I'll have it in a case right from the start!

jamesharmeling

Question: If Sprint doesn't carry the BB10, can I buy a Verizon BB10 and use it with Sprint?

mandony

.. something called 'unlocking'. Look it up. It can be used so long as the phone has proper frequencies for the new service.

jamesharmeling

Both carriers are cdma, right?

Wolf35Nine

Sprint is going to carry bb10 so you don't have to worry about unlocking.

jamesharmeling

They dang well better! My contract has been up for two months now and I will have no problem switching carriers to get my "precious". :)

mrgdr57

Jumping ship from Sprint to AT&T since Sprint can't seem to get its 4G act together.

panterarck

And you think att is better? Verizon has the best and largest LTE network. Give them a try. And you know that they'll have the new z10. ATT might take their sweet time like they did with the 9900.

mrgdr57

...certainly better than Sprint in my area where its 3G service can be ridiculously spotty. Granted, Verizon's network is the most advanced. Verizon or AT&T, makes little difference to me because local coverage is the same; either would be an improvement in my daily wireless life.

b121

Have talked with both companies in the past. CDMA for these two, requires the new carrier to add your device to their network... and they won't do it. I don't know if this is still true for LTE.

green_ember

unlocking is a GSM thing. CDMA phones need flashed

Rootbrian

Can't unlock CDMA phones AT ALL.

bbicons

It's highly unlikely that would be a possibility. Unfortunately, carriers like verizon and sprint only allow phones with their ESNs onto their networks AND they have software that is specific to their networks. You could possibly flash the software and use it on Metro PCS or Cricket, but who knows when the method to do that will be possible.

It'd be much easier to bounce between GSM-based carriers because they will take any IMEI and connection is based off of the SIM card

Wolf35Nine

Since Sprint will have bb10, he won't have any issues with this.

jamesharmeling

My sphincter has loosened up just a little, but how do you KNOW Sprint will have it?!? I need proof to fully stop stressing.

taz323

That's what I want to hear,I will be in line the day it's out.

Rootbrian

CDMA cannot be unlocked.

mandony

FYI: apparently as to today US T-Mobile customer service has not even been informed that BB10 will soon be released.

That being said, I look forward to carry a BB10 TM logo phone. I am sick of all the ATT iPhone's.

It looks like the carrier logo can easily be covered by some thin black paint or perhaps removed by sugar cubes :) Where there is a will, there is way!

TheStoof

I hope TMO gets it around the same time, or else I might do something as stupid as canceling my contract and creating a new one with AT&T instead of moving to TMobile and buying the phone outright.

imcurved

+1.
T-Mobile needs to get their act together or I'm leaving.
TMO_9000_32GB_PB

brmiller1976

This doesn't surprise me.

Two days before the HTC 8X launched on T-Mobile, the carrier stores and customer service were clueless about the device's existence and insisted that I was completely wrong -- T-Mo would never carry it.

Two days later, they were selling it. :)

imcurved

I don't get why T-Mobile is always slow when it comes to this kind of thing.

TMO_9000_32GB_PB

07thking

Geeze, I hate to see the carrier branding on the front of the device, can't it be placed on the back or something. This really annoys me, take a page out of apple's book darnit! I have to modify my BB so that ugly ass carrier branding doesn't ruin the aesthetics of my sweet goodness sugarlicious Berry!

07thking

On a second note I can't wait for my baby, I'm going nuts hurrr!

Mike1117

Verizon branding is subtle. I don't even notice the Verizon logo on my 9650. Even though we knew it was coming, I'm just excited to see a Verizon logo on a BB Z10.

unstoppablekem

Even though I'm on AT&T and getting that one off-contract, I hope the Sprint one comes soon, since my friend is on Sprint and wants it desperately. If it comes at the same time or after windows phone 8 devices land on Sprint, or he doesn't like it, he'll get a windows 8 phone.

goaliegirl33

Hurry up and take my money! I'm running out of bandaids for my Torch.

Wouldn't you know it, less than 30 days till the release event and I have to replace my slider flex cable.

Every new picture, just a little bit more torture. Before I was just impatient, now I'm actually IN NEED.

BruvvaPete2

Only two times I ever use the slider keyboard on my Torch is with my banking app and "Alt+lg+lg" to clear my log.

SC457

Makes the iphone look small, only a few more weeks left!

QuickDime

This is a beautiful device I need in my life already!

TommyBB

I'm happy to see my carrier is onboard! Hmmm, maybe Magic Eraser can get their branding off? Oh well, still happy!

mphillips828

Mobile Syrup has another photo of the Z10 with iPhone 4S showing how thin the new Z10 is! Looking nice!!!

http://mobilesyrup.com/2013/01/03/another-couple-pics-of-the-blackberry-...

Dutch treat

I want it! Can't wait! Please send them a.s.a.p to Europe!!!(eh... to The Netherlands)

BruvvaPete2

Those BBs look awesome compare to the iPhone. If ya don't like it, haters gonna hate.

addyetude

Gotta keep the haters motivated....lol! BB4LIFE

eddiemaldo

Happy to see carriers on board....i have sprint so hopefully they get on board if not looks like im switching to either Verizon or At&t.....

crunch27

No branding on the phone. Will switch carriers to have a clean phone.

raxamillion

My contract was up in November!! It's burning to get used on one of these...maybe both colours.

thpsrulr

Been off contract since late September, it's killing me!

BionicKris

I've been off-contract since August, eagerly waiting for the BB10's to come out. I'm confident that every day of the wait will have been worth it once I get one.

len5

The Z10 is just too big for me coming from a BB9930. I will wait for a smaller BB10 device.

Bbnivende

Given the massive success of the Samsung Galaxy ... glad you are not in RIM design. the Z10 needs to appeal to the majority of consumers. Today's younger users in NA have got bigger hands .

Plazmic Flame

Looks like you would probably be better off with the X10?

http://crackberry.com/new-pictures-blackberry-x10

Thachoc1

LMAO! I just had a moment!. I was thinking, hey that looks like an iphone in the middle! LMAO. EPICFAIL!!!

Bbnivende

It would be nice if branding meant that if a lost phone was found that you could return it to the carrier outlet for a $25 finders fee or something like that.

I think the phones look nice but need to see a white phone. Seems like all of the women I know prefer the white phone . I see where other makers will be going for the full spectrum colour look like the Nokia.

Thinking about the X10 again ... we are mainly disappointed because the the screen size. The screen size was limited by the square format or in other words the width. I understand that but X10 could have been taller to retain the track ball but then that might have been a software issue to keep the BB10 compatible. Rim could have done better in explaining the "why " then the negative reactions would have been more muted.

Plazmic Flame

Nah, you are on track, at the very least they could have made the screen taller on the X10. While we would not have the same resolution of, it could have gotten at least 3 rows of icons in there.

This forum thread talks about it more:

http://forums.crackberry.com/general-discussion-f2/crackberry-comments-b...

Hibbylinx81

On point re the screen of the X10...settling on the square screen has limited the screen size big time...even havin the same size as the Z10 would hav been more desirable with a much bigger screen and the trackpad if possible..

JMDBERRY

Hmm, I'm wondering what will be the new BB10 Theme Song,....I'm beginning to think,..."Can't Touch This",...by MC Hammer! ....or "Bad" by M.J.!

Or Rim should have multiple theme songs that run randomly or different times of the day in different markets!

Like, something mellow between 6am-10am,...something perky between 10am-2pm and something hevey from 2 to 7pm and something relaxing from 7pm til 6am!

....just a thought!

JMD

DarkCutter

Seriously hurry up! Don't have a working BlackBerry and now I bought an iPhone. Damn like that's how bad I need a phone!!!!

Bbnivende

How does the start up compare with the Iphone ? My BB9900 start up is very quick. This could be a annoyance.

The slow start up of the Playbook IS a problem.

green_ember

The Playbook is slow because it loads every driver it might need every time it starts. RIM has said they learned from that mistake for BB10 which is obvious from the claim of a boot time less than 1 minute.

I'm fairly certain that the iPhone 'cheats' on it's boot time. Since you can't remove the battery, there's no real way to tell for sure, but here's my theory. On every BlackBerry I've owned, if the phone goes completely dead, you can plug it in and start powering it on immediately. On both my iPod Touch 4th gen and my iPhone 4 (replaced my broken iPod Touch with the phone for a better build quality. Dropped the Touch once and it split the screen from the backing), if you run it COMPLETELY dead to where it shuts off, when you plug it in there is a waiting period where it tells you that the charge is too low to power up the device. This waiting period lasts quite a while before it will 'start' booting the device. I'm almost certain this delay is not due to charging, but rather due to a background boot process that makes the official 'start up' screen duration a LOT shorter. My guess is that when you 'turn off' an iProduct, that there is stuff that is not really 'off' at all and it's a shortened 'boot' process to turn the device back 'on', almost like an extremely low-power standby setting. Like I said, no removable battery means no way to test for sure...

BruvvaPete2

Your comment is quite interesting and does make sense. I've always taken it for granted that I can continue to use my Torch from plugging it in right after it's completely dead.

revtech

Hey . . What did you do with BruvvaPete? Why the deuce? =)

BruvvaPete2

For some reason something strange happened to my account where, after logging in, (from anywhere) I would get an error message telling me I have to be logged in in order leave a comment when I tried to reply to user's comments... And this is after getting no error message right after logging in. The comment input box also disappeared entirely. Creating a 2nd account was easiest since the issue couldn't be resolved.

all3n7

...My Precious, my own, my love.... we wants it, we wants it....Gollum..! Gollum..!!!! aahhhhkkk..!!!!

RWB3325

Personally I don't care if the branding wraps its self around the device twice and has pink polka dots. I need this tool in my arsenal. And if Otterbox will play nice....branding shouldn't be a concern.

BleedBlk-

taz323

Otter box better play nice,it's a need.

CarFan

My thoughts exactly. I hope they have one ready to go on release day. As a matter of fact, I hope RIM has all the accessories ready to go. When I first got my 9930, It took Blackberry months to have spare JM-1 batteries and chargers available.

Xader

Uhhhh...T-mobile kinda does have pink polka-dots :p

Schoshaii

So stoked for my z10....thank god rogers let me pre-order with $40 down.
Also on a side note, all my friends with iPhones seem to be having problems. My Polish friends just bricked itself and my gf's is acting hella strange lately. It's almost as if they know the bb10's are coming and they're straight up scared to death. Kcuf an iPhone!

H_O_Boomaye

sounds like a case of iFLU

SDTRMG

iFLU lol that's a good one
+1

CarFan

I Don't care much about VZW branding on the Z10. It can be ignored just like my 9930. What I DO care about is VZW's infamous crapware. I want to see how badly Big Red is going to cripple the Z10. If someone out there has these phones, please boot em up. Show us what we're going to have to put up with from the carriers.

koool1

Buy buy buy!!!

I want it so badly. Can't wait. Glad to see Verizon on board!

Petris

Don't you think its a little...too big? :) i would prefer it a lil smaller

Petris

i mean ,i've seen videos with it and it looked really really smaller, maybe its cos i got used to see it smaller that i prefer it smaller..but really i bilieve s3 size is bad, if this comes out bigger i'll still buy it, but wont be happy about it's size

Petris

ah well, its compared with iphone 4 not 5 maybe thats why i see so much different cant really tell :P

Bbnivende

I will be interested to see what case the Z10 and X10 ship with.

My BB9900 came with a holster . The holster would occasionally fall off when exiting the car ( eventually resulting in a lost phone) . I switched to a OEM leather sleeve that works great.

Most of the Iphone users use a bumper. The leather sleeve has kept my glass scratch free.

A holster for the Z10 would be seriously geeky.

H_O_Boomaye

You reminded me of a great point. Will the screen be glass, or remain whatever indestructable plastic I have on my 9930. I really hope it's not glass, because I make fun of iphone users and their spiderweb like screens all the time. I'd hate to have waited so long, just to have the same problem my competitor has. Anyone have insight?

27 Days Later...

Bbnivende

It is my understanding that the 9930 and 9900 are glass.

kw9700

9900/9930's have glass screens. I had a spiderweb 9900 for a few days after touchdown spiking on the floor waiting for the elevator (hand actually got caught in the sleeve of my jacket and then flung out of the snag).

I believe that out of the touchscreen phones, the fullscreen Torch 9860 is the only "hardened plastic" touchscreen device.

jay64

Ugga, like most phones now, too damn big.

len5

Agreed. Don't want a tablet, want a phone that can be easily put in my pocket. Anything bigger than the iPhone5 is too darn big!

BruvvaPete2

You two and others who say that may not realize how much you're in the minority.

THBW

I for one think the iPhone5 is perfect. Never mind that Apple is working like a "bat out of hell" to kick the iPhone5s out the door in Spring. Let's face it, nothing say perfection more than that big wonderful "home button". God it's beautiful.

BruvvaPete2

That home button is the most outdated thing on phones right now.

THBW

Sarcasm, my friend.

BruvvaPete2

lol I agree with ya :). The sarcasm was pretty good

digitalhomeboy

No, no, no...please don't tell me Rogers will brand in the same spot in the front. I was surely hoping it would stay virgin of any carrier branding, though I wouldn't argue much or care less if it was at the back.

BruvvaPete2

I've never seen branding on a Canadian phone. Let's hope that continues.

coolaide

I have a Rogers branded 9000

digitalhomeboy

I changed the bottom plate on my 9900. I love the Rogers service, just not their branding.

kazzy04

Pls who knows how much d bb10 might cost?! Can't wait!!!

Bbnivende

Gotta compete with Samsung... most young consumers want big. If you want small there is the X10 with your name on it. I bet the carriers were happy with the size.

BB_Bmore

Im seriously gonna cry!!! FINALLY BLACKBERRY FUCKING 10 IS HERE AND ITS REAL!!!!!!!

pardon my french ,I feel better now....

TommyBB

Lol! Exciting times!

MTL

why do we need carrier branding?

other phones don't have it.

vorpalz

uh oh, looks like all 3 phones are 'bricked up' lol

kdna

SoftBank and Masa-san will lose a huge cash cow opportunity if Sprint doesn't carry BlackBerry 10 at launch.

s0be

FINALLY !!! Im getting RID of my boring and old iphone 4s and getting BB again. I miss u BB, and i think im not alone.

SDTRMG

Switching from the iPhone 5 here.

koolrosh

Switching from iPhone 4 and I have never owned a BB.

EsJayDee

You are definitely not alone. I miss bb.

timmy t

How many pictures of these phones have to leak out before it is no longer news?

Nex_Gen

My birthday can't come fast enough. 27 more sleeps. Phone looks sexy, OS looks sexier and the fact that's its a Blackberry makes it the sexiest.

koolrosh

My birthday is on February 24th. I hope the phone will be available for sale before that date.

Nex_Gen

My birthday can't come fast enough. 27 more sleeps. Phone looks sexy, OS looks sexier and the fact that's its a Blackberry makes it the sexiest.

Inco Gnito

OMG! These devices really seem TOO big for average customer (me included). Taking account of awful design of the qwerty devices (leaked photos) I am starting to worry this could be the end of RIM as stand-alone hardware maker.

BruvvaPete2

Average consumer? Have you noticed how massive sales of the GS3 and latest iPhone have been? Ps people calling their version of the possible end of RIM gets a bit tiresome.

revtech

I don't know what it is with these people, are they dwarfs or gnomes or something? This phone is ansolutely pocketable, I was thinking it could be a tad bigger. To each their own I guess.

green_ember

My Playbook fits in my back pocket, so I dunno what everyone's bitchin about lol

BruvvaPete2

Dwarfs or gnomes...lol. Love it!

walt63

I dont know. Bigger is better for the majority. Also, it's next to an iPhone which I believe is the smallest among the competition. Dont sweat it, BUT it's all preference.

Superbuddy2007

I'm actually content with the carrier branding. Beats having it where the Blackberry name is. That would be absolutely awful... On a side note... The Z10 on the right does look slightly bigger than the Z10 on the left. Image stretchage maybe?

Stupified

A q-tip with some nail polish remover will remove the branding

walt63

I wouldn't advise this is you get insurance for the phone. Good idea though.

Stupified

well really they cant deny you warranty as long as the phone hasn't been taken apart or water damaged......so removing the branding shouldn't be an issue

BB10Funding

Hey am I the first to post this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNy7A5532eE

This is the first time I have seen BB10 running on the close to real thing instead of a dev alpha.

BruvvaPete2

That has been out for ages. Look at the date when the video was posted. (I still don't like the way that guy manhandles that beautiful device)

GeoK

So?
It will be a bit wider and taller than the iPhone?
Thats a bonus.

apache1680

I'm a Verizon carrier and the winner of the Ultimate BlackBerry Contest in which I won a 64gb Playbook and phone. Glad to see Verizon will be carrying the phone. Can't wait to receive my phone when they come out.

Snap51

Good for you!Congrats!

green_ember

Yeah, yeah... keep ruuuuuuuuubbing it in... lol

xiaohuaxing

phone is still fugly, beautiful face my arse. why must my next phone be so fugly??

BruvvaPete2

You're calling the new BB10 phone fugly sitting next to a phone who's form factor really hasn't changed since it was first introduced?

xiaohuaxing

I don't know what other phone you're talking about, I never compared it to anything. Nothing changes the fact that when I buy the phone I'll be "dealing with" how it looks. What does not having changed since intro have to do with whether something looks good or not anyway?

BruvvaPete2

I had thought this blog was comparing the phones in the photo. I guess I was wrong. I was under the impression the phone in the middle with that super outdated button was an iPhone.

THBW

I heard that the iPhone 5s will have big rotary dials like the old Frankenstein movies to match the home button. Talk about sexy. Woohoo.

ssbtech

I can't carry around a phone that big.

Sorry RIM!

THBW

I can't buy a non premium phone that is Sooooooo expensive.

Sorry Apple.

Jimcmf

What else did the tester say about the phone?
Was there anything that he didn't like?
Would he buy one?
Please tell.

That's not bad for boot up time
FYI - Boot up time on my crap pod is 47 seconds
On my current BB, it's two minutes 27 seconds .... but mine is loaded with close to 2,000 names, addresses and phone numbers. And thousands of emails. Not sure if that will affect boot time or not.

BBGrind

Love it, waiting for it. Yeppyyyyy.

vicentechable

I can't wait for the new devices to come out, so afterwards they become available unlocked and then drop the prices to less than half of its original price.. Score!

SDTRMG

I'm I the only one leaving the iPhone 5 for a blackberry 10 device, I still have an iPad/iPod for my apps, I bought the play book and use it about the same if not more then the iPad, but iOS has gotten very boring, the last thing I like about the iPhone was Siri and that's sad!. The iPhone 5 is really nice, and I've always felt it and the 9900 were some of the best built phones but something about the Z10 is very appealing, it looks like its on par with the iPhone for quality, maybe ill own both I've already reserved my device so its very likely. Can't wait to see reviews/drop test on these devices.

Snap51

You don't seem to be. It is impossible to quantify how many will actually do it, but I have come across similar comments several times in various forums/sites over the last few days. People also mention moving from SG3 and Nexus4. I guess we will see in the coming weeks/months.

SDTRMG

I have seen a few in the passed few months but somemore stated checking it out or owning both os's, either way im glad I'm not the only one, I do hop blackberry 10 gains good market share, I'm not fond of android and iOS is dare I say becoming stale, plus every since leaving blackberry I wanted it back. I've been follow bb10 a while now, hope rim and bb10 become 2 if not the 3rd top mobile OS.

koolrosh

I'm switching from an iPhone 4. Before that I had the iPhone 3g and I have never owned a BB before, but what I have seen from BB10 to date has convinced me to switch and apparently there is more to come on Jan 30th.

ghfred

To big sorry just my opinion I have a PlayBook around most the time don't need a monster like that. I'm going to have to wait for something smaller shame I was so excited waiting for bb10!

RIM99

Make this as short as possible... On flight back from Philly to Ottawa, having good conversation with guy next to me about business in general and I started in on why I am such a huge BlackBerry supporter and believer. A few minutes later the guy sitting in front of me turns around and tells me he had overheard my conversation and then proceeds to show me x2 Z10 phones... He handed one to me and told me to try it out but also asked me to NOT take a picture of it... I played with it for a while and was blown away with it. Anyway that was absolutely the best flight I have ever taken and I will be in line to buy one of these the first day it is available. Cheers!

BruvvaPete2

Those positive words have reached a few thousand eyes. Thanks for the comment. It's good to read stories like this.

Bbnivende

Can we have more Sir ? What about the size ? Virtual trackpad? etc

kbeard26

Oh why did Verizon put their logo on the front of the phone! It belongs on the back!

BB10Funding

I am frustrated

I was in SFR france , Orange france , Vodaphone italy

They have no idea about BB10 , not even what the phone looks like.

All shops asked me...."Blackberry is about to launch a new phone when ?"

What's going on here , why isn't Rim getting this news out.

mzceetee

Hope Sprint doesn't brand .,my Torch doesn't have any branding on it...if so put it on the back the case can always hide it...

Grumblegrumble

Very nice, Cant wait for launch date!

collinc93

Positive comments from almost everyone. I hope it will be the same after they start showing up in the hands of people

len5

A large portion of people posting think this 1st BB phone is too large. I can understand that since BB has never released a phone anywhere near this big. Not sure why RIM decided to go over 4". This is definately not a phone you put in your jean pockets. Bummer.

green_ember

Playbook fits in MY jeans pockets (well, the back ones anyways)

kamalster

Sure, but not all of us dress like Kris Kross.

BruvvaPete2

A large portion? I saw only a small fraction. People even put Lbs in their back pockets and some complain a smaller device won't fit in theirs. Y'all gotta stop whining about the size.

Stocklone

What kind of skinny jeans you wearing? I have a 4.5" phone in my pocket right now. The Z10 is going to be a SMALLER phone for me. If it was under 4" I wouldn't even buy it. I might as well have a lame old iPhone. You do realize the Galaxy Note II is selling wonderfully and that is 5.5". 4.2" is on the small side.

xiaohuaxing

You guys are all obviously men. Women's jeans pockets don't fit phones like that, just FYI in case you forgot about the other half of the population

BruvvaPete2

Pretty much the majority of females I come across, especially the younger generation, put their phones (of various makes, models and sizes) in the back pocket of their skinny jeans.

THBW

Size matters when one is lacking.

SDTRMG

4.2 isn't that big the iPhone 5 is 4".(that's a 4s in the picture, witch is 3.5)

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