Sprint went official with their BlackBerry 10
plans today. Though they didn't say anything about pricing or dates, Sprint confirmed that they'll have the BlackBerry Q10
. There's no mention of the BlackBerry Z10
here, which is too bad, but I'm a big fan of the physical keyboard. Verizon announced availability today
too, along with a bunch of international carriers
. Anyone interested in getting set up with Sprint for their BlackBerry Q10 can hit up their landing page
. Any takers?
Sprint to Bring Truly Unlimited 4G LTE to BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone
NEW YORK & OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 30, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced plans to carry the new BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone later this year. Powered by BlackBerry® 10, this device will benefit from Truly Unlimited? 4G LTE data, text and calling to any mobile with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network.
The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is based on the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform and offers customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, delivering a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer's needs.
Additional details, including pricing, will be shared closer to availability. Customers can get more information about the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone from Sprint at www.sprint.com/blackberry10.
"Sprint and RIM have been strong partners for more than a dozen years, and we have an extremely loyal base of BlackBerry customers who will appreciate the features of the new BlackBerry 10 platform," said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. "We also look forward to adding BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to our portfolio and bringing the enterprise mobility solution to our customers."
"The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry customers," said Carlo Chiarello, executive vice president-Global Smartphone Business, RIM. "Combined with the 4G LTE network and service plans from Sprint, BlackBerry Q10 customers will be delighted with a re-invented communication experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple social networks and the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them."
BlackBerry 10 gives customers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to their needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements such as:
Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub - A new mobile computing paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one swipe away Keyboard - Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and more accurately, with a QWERTY keyboard that has rows separated by frets, making it easier to type accurately and with more confidence than ever before BBMTM (BlackBerry® Messenger) - Allows customers to share things with the people that matter to them in an instant BlackBerry® BalanceTM technology - Protects what is important to customers and the businesses they work for Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 58 markets[i]. For the most up-to-date details on the Sprint 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.