Rumors have been floating around the internet the last couple of days that the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on AT&T come March 15th. We didn't post on that story yet because the odds are slim that will be the day you can go into a store and walk out with one in your hands.
While many folks around the world have been enjoying their shiny new BlackBerry Z10's for weeks now, the one big market that everyone is waiting for still is the good ol' U.S. of A. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have been vocal about the fact their releases will be happening between March and April, with Verizon being the latest. However, to break it down and say yes you can walk into a store on this specific day and pick up a BlackBerry Z10, well that information hasn't been unannounced yet. In fact, even pre-orders have yet to be announced by U.S. carriers. To date the big three have only rolled out simple sign up pages to let folks know they will be carrying the BlackBerry Z10 phone.
I'm not sold on the idea of consumers being able to walk into a corporate AT&T store or retailer and pick one up and start using it as of March 15th
Now, when it comes to AT&T specifically, information coming from N4BB is suggesting that AT&T will be releasing BlackBerry Z10 on March 15th. The information is supposedly coming from a conference call they sat in on with AT&T to their retail management and various other retailers such as Costco and Staples. But that's where it all gets a bit muddy. Will it be released? Will it be be available for preorder? Does that mean you'll be able to walk into a retail store and pick one up? There is a difference between releasing a device that consumers can walk into a store and pick up vs. just simply announcing a date of when they'll actually be able to do that or set up a preorder.
I have no doubt we'll hear something from AT&T soon about the Z10, and March 15th could definitely prove to be that date, but I'm not sold on the idea of consumers being able to walk into a corporate AT&T store or retailer and pick one up and start using it as of March 15th. So if you're reading this and are an AT&T customer waiting on the Z10, don't book that day off work just yet.