Add March 22nd to the AT&T BlackBerry Z10 rumored release date list

Another round of AT&T BlackBerry Z10 rumored release dates has now emerged. This time, March 22nd is mentioned as a date for when AT&T customers may be able to get their hands on the BlackBerry Z10.

AT&T BlackBerry Z10
By Bla1ze on 7 Mar 2013 08:14 pm EST
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Release dates for the BlackBerry Z10 in the U.S. have been a pretty hot topic for the past few days now and it seems as though until all the carriers involved actually put that information out there, the rumored dates will just keep coming. This time around, Hugo Miller over at Bloomberg has added some details to the mix and it's falling in line with what we've heard in the past as well.

According to the article, those on AT&T should be looking at a March 22nd on sale and in store date for the BlackBerry Z10. As we mentioned previously, the March 15th details that have been put out there is most likely when AT&T will declare something official on the matter and possibly even start taking preorders vs. it actually being the day customers can walk in to a store and pick up a BlackBerry Z10.

In any event, AT&T declined to comment further on the matter and at the time of posting BlackBerry had not confirmed the details either. We'll just have to sit back and play the wait and see game for a little bit longer. The BlackBerry Z10 will be coming to AT&T at some point in the very near future as well as T-Mobile and Verizon but until something official from each carrier is put out there, everything is subject to change.

All I know for sure is, it will be a gloriously pleasing day for BlackBerry fans in the U.S. when they can finally pick up a BlackBerry Z10 of their own.

96 comments

Kevin Michaluk

Can't get to the US soon enough!!

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Frehley

I don't think that it will be the 22nd...AT&T in the past has released new devices on a Sunday

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manonthemoon

They have had some releases last year on a Friday. Namely the Nokia Lumia 900, Note 2, and the iPhone 5.
Andy of the AT&T Fan Page

Gregory Ryan

So a Z10 on a Friday would round out all the platforms!

mikelcal

Absolutely! I got students and staff ready to make a line after they've played with my dev alpha... Don't get me wrong, I'm priviledged to have a device, but I want the real thing already!

Alicia Erlich

+1. Waiting is the hardest part!

mpsawicki

Kevin, do you think the reason Sprint isn't carrying the Z10 is b/c of the new HTC One coming out in two weeks? it looks awfully a lot like the Z10. Except if you haven't seen the build is it really beautiful with that all aluminum one cut body. I wonder if they don't want to confuse new buyers with the two phones?

http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-one/

I am a BB 9930 user waiting for the Z10, but am not switching from Sprint's everything plan (have 6 phone lines and pay under $250 with all the discounts per month) and not sure I can wait until June if not longer for a Q10 or them to finally get a Z10( I want all touch). May switch to HTC One until Sprint gets the Z10.

Wolf35Nine

mpsawicki: Sprint has no plans to carry the Z10. why? http://crackberry.com/sprint-passing-blackberry-z10
I wouldn't get your hopes up to be able to get a Z10 from them. I may switch carriers because of this. They will not frustrate me because of some deal with Apple I have nothing to do with.

psparks

I have switched to tmobile after being with sprint for 15 years. I was very dissapointed when sprint dragged their feet on this phone

rexxenex

Im pretty sure you meant "Can't get to MTS soon enough!!"

US release dates before a Canadian carrier is getting a bit frustrating! MTS wont release anything...

mon450r

hi kev..i cant wait any longer im in the Caribbean i want to buy the white unlock version around $800 someone told me wait a lil longer its going to get cheaper went it release in the USA is this true?? really want to buy it now

Detective M Downs

Kevin, you stated in a reply to Bla1ze first post re: release date ATT&T doesn't usually release on Friday's. So, how is Friday, March 15th different from Friday, March 22nd?

PapiPabs

Sing it soul sister!!!

ddlax22

this is killing me!!! hopefully we get something concrete soon, as the att help app for z10 just got pushed to blackberry world apparently.
so close... so close..

gowhitesox

Sounds more realistic than the 15th.

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EricJordan34

I'll be glad when this wait for us in the US is over... I find myself watching the same Z10 reviews over and over...lol! I've got it bad.

Clifford Brown

Come on Big Red, give me something. If not, I'm jumping ship to AT&T. I've waited long enough for this phone already.

ddlax22

big red has got the white as an exclusive! im upset i wont be able to get it on att in white from att..but i cant wait for the exclusivity to end

BionicKris

I've been with AT&T since way back in the CellularOne days but since I reeeeallly want a white Z10 I may have to pay $10/mo more @ Verizon to get it.. My contract was up last May but I won't be hanging on to see if AT&T eventually carries the white Z10. Well, the release is getting closer day by day..

eve6er69

Your really going to switch carriers for the color of a phone? Just get a case

lang007

I agree with you I want the white Z10 myself. Can not believe big red is the only carrier in the US that will have the white on and that sucks.

silly_sysiphus

Obviously it's a good thing to get them out there, but I've got zero interest in using my upgrade for the Z with the Q around the corner...

MayhemMaybe

I got word today from my TMobile Sales rep for my corp account that they are taking preorders and expect Z10 to be shipping on March 12. If AT&T wont be shipping until the 22nd, they will be behind and I wont be too thrilled since, for my personal phone, I'm not on T-mo.

Joshua Ward

Sorry, AT&T ships the 15th. It will be available 22nd.

backberry z10

It will all be worth the wait guys trust me

In a way Americans are lucky there are more apps available at launch and the new update.

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BoldWorld

Let's go At&t put it out already

walnuts1024

Please, please, please!!!!!

3hb78ftg

Hurry up AT&T. I'm tired of watching my dog lick his b*lls. LOL

level

somebody take a couple "crackberry gone soft" comments to heart?

Jimberry Storm

OMG, OMG, OMG, I just heard from Verizon, confirming what was stated earlier...............ah nothing

nt300

So I take it you want the white Z10 right?

mingus007

@3hb78ftg: If you had a Z10, you'd be able to take great pix and video of...well... The dog. (Eeew!) That said, and this is w/a HUGE honkin' crystal of salt tossed over the shoulder, I stopped in to the local Big Red corp store this week to inquire about the Z10. Aside from being surprised they were excited about it, having meddled w/it some, they said "training" was within a week, but couldn't cop to a date or even a guess.

They DID say that an outright purchase would carry unlimited data for those of us who still have it (even on the LTE network)....and the fellow even suggested I buy it from a big box store instead of them if off-contract b/c it'd spare me the wait and line of getting service at this (usually busy) location.

Of course, now that I'm older, I carry a salt shaker around w/me when I make these trips...

BionicKris

Probably Best Buy. I inititally went there to compare plans but I ended up getting my 9810 through them and paid $50 less for the phone there than at the AT&T shop right across the street for the same exact plan. You can get phones from all the carriers there. I think I'll do the same this time.

datgurl

I got my new BBZ10 today and took it into AT&T for a sim card --- was told that a rep just left and BlackBerry should be out to sell on the 23rd in Houston. Until then I will have to wait to get the 4Lte on my unlocked Z.

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Frehley

I have had an unlocked Z10 for a couple of weeks and when I went to the AT&T corporate store they couldn't activate it as a BlackBerry as it wasn't in their system yet. He used a varation of his coworkers Android IMEI and got me up and running with LTE service.

The only thing was that he told me to come back after the Z10 is released by AT&T to get it switched to a BlackBerry in their system. It had been working flawlessly since.

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datgurl

are you able to use your BBMessenger and get emails? HE told me I could go that route but I wouldn't be able to use certain features. I'll just wait, right now everything runs pretty smooth in area... until then I'm on LTE :)

adjdudley21

i have 4g right now.. u dont need them to activate anything,... i popped in the lte sim from my lg optimus and got lte so put in your blackberry sim, you will be fine

nt300

I would have thought at least have 2 to 3 weeks of strong Z10 sales before the Q1 2013 is up. If the release date is March 22, 2013, than it gives them only one full week.

JasW

Enjoy, kids. This long time BB business user is being left out in the cold because -- like a lot of businesses in the US -- my firm has no plans to add a BES 10 server (and no, we don't have an Exchange server). So now BB will either live or die as a consumer phone. Hope your consumer joy is not short lived . . . .

cjterminator

It's free upgrade to BES10 as I understand.

deebo550

its free but you pay for device licenses

Boots4283

I'm pretty sure you can transfer licenses from BES 5 to BES10

danceparties

So much AT&T Z10 news not enough AT&T Q10 news, haha.

Jonathank

This crap is ridiculous. It's march 7 and we have yet to hear a word on a release date.... This is BS... Why can't we have a freaking release date???? The world has the Z10 and we don't have a release yet in the US. There's nothing more I hate then these carries playing freaking game, we need to make sure it passes our test...FOR FREAK SAKE ITS A BLACKBERRY NOTHING IS MORE SECURE, take my word on this its good to go lol

Dude_9

OMG what about Q10? I don't care about Z10

freddysrevng3

I received an email from ATT, today, stating that Z 10 is "Coming Soon". Which I thought was a "step in the right direction" and I derived from the advertisement that it is "Coming Soon" - nothing more specific than that.

walnuts1024

I've gotten a few of those emails. They make me want to cry.

dirt662

AT&T STOP PLAYING GAMES!!!!

Monica Buruato

March 15th, March 22nd...whatever, as long as I get mine this month!!

kfh227

Anyone getting the feeling that pre-order at all US carriers will start March 15 and release will be March 22?

regardless, just get me the damned phone already. I've waited 5 months already. My Android phone's headphone jack is shot and I am a runner that needs some music. And I am a music fan that has $150 headphones. Please! Get me this thing, I actually need it.

walnuts1024

I'm hoping that this is the case. I have nooo problem pre-ordering as long as I get the phone on launch day.

SplatHead

I love being teased... but I'm getting bored..

blkbry2010

We are in the first week of march already damn it! just tell us the dates so I can get my damn Z10

travaz

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music! Enough already!

Dwight Yoakum

thinqer

Any chance that we see the white one on AT&T on the 22nd? I heard that it would be a Verizon exclusive, but I'm not sure if that's a rumor or true?

PostMortem

It was already officially confirmed that the only US carrier to have the white Z10 was going to be Verizon.

crimsonking

Which is plain stupid.

thinqer

Well I guess I'll have to buy it unlocked.

Ryoohk

im going crazy..................... I must have it.......................ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

editionfws

I did confirm march 22 with AT&T. I have a screenshot to prove it :). But they basically told me he'll no to an early upgrade lol

Fred Duncan

How much do you think the Z10 will be with a 2 year contract with Verizon? Just curious.

1magine

Corporate channels have them trickling in.

Playbook007

I know Samsung will launch the SIV soon. However in Canada I can say the z10 is selling and turning heads. A lot of the people I associate with have bought the new z10. My BBM list is growing rapidly. Everyone loves the phone. To those in countries still waiting, hang in there. It is worth the wait. Also great to comment direct from the CB app. Engadget 's upgrade to livefyre is a disaster. I go there to challenge them on all their lies about BlackBerry.

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shawnOST

That would work for me, the 22nd is my birthday! Come on AT&T, that would be an awesome gift!

BaconMunch

Does Michelle get a Z10 finally?

Adis24

Does anyone know if the white z10 will be coming to at&t? I heard a rumor saying it was a Verizon exclusive.

rlgwood

Really want a white Z10 on AT&T. Going to be looking for unlocked phone once the price gets reasonable.

Goliath king james

Theres not unlimeted plan* att should offer unlimeted and they will kick sprint ass and verizon right away

jrlong

I'd like to start the rumour for March 18. Does anyone have that yet? Can't we make a contest out of this? Oh yah, the big surprise is that the Q10 will launch at the same time. Canaccord has also raised their target for the stock to $119. My source? Uh, it's on crackberry.com...

editionfws

AT&T directly told me the 22nd...so I'm in on the contest lol

firsttimecaller

If the White z10 is 100% US exclusive to Verizon, does that mean that there aren't any GSM-wired white z10s for the US??

Joshua Ward

omg, that's great news! Anyone have any pics of AT&T Z10 packaging?

ricky124

Here's a different source, the article is also from 3/7/13. This site n4bb claims to have sat in on a conference call and heard the release date is March 15th.

http://n4bb.com/blackberry-z10-releasing-march-15th-att/

Now that I think of it, who would launch a product on Friday? I guess it could be done but on Friday, I think about the weekend, not usually my next phone but maybe?

21stNow

Many of us phone enthusiasts love to get the phone on Friday so that we have the whole weekend to set them up and get used to the new phone.

blackberryslo

That's also great news for app developers. The US is a huge market and something the dev community is waiting for.

slomo408

We should play release date bingo everyone pick a date if it comes out that day you win a phone.

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eanupe09

I'm ready for VZW to get it together

Alzaeem_502

I don't understand the whole exclusivity thing with BBRY and VZW. I mean why does BB has to go this route? Is it a timed exclusivity or a long term partnership? Wouldn't that hinder sales or at least discourage people from BB ?

My philosophy would be to release the phone across all carriers. For example here in Riyadh, KSA the Z10 is available in both color options across all of the three major carriers. Convenient enough for the consumer.

crimsonking

It doesn't make any sense. This is throwing a stick in your own wheel. The white Z10 is a beautiful phone and BlackBerry should make it an available choice on all carriers. Especially now when the comeback is in motion.

randall2580

On their radio channel this morning Bloomberg is reporting it like they were reading from a press release so they at least seem to feel they are running with good information...lets hope so.

kellyweng88

why has Verizon been so quiet about the Z10? any idea when theyre releasing it? I really hope its not in April....

tski

Bloomberg reporting March 22nd. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-07/blackberry-z10-said-to-go-on-sa...

Holding my 9800 together with duct tape and chewing gum at this point.

artlu629

Everyone will be all hyped up....for the S4 & 5S. Keep up the delays. Even late last year was a little too late. All these newer phones coming out will overshadow the Z10. And still with the delays there aren't much quality apps.

walterwt

All the reviews and comments seen, I have not seen anyone comment on the sound quality of the phone.
I have been blown away by the sound quality. My girlfriend received her Z10 before I did :( but now that I have mine, I noticed the HD call indicator. When two z10's connect, the quality is so amazing. You can almost hear a pin drop in the background.

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RJMullins

At an AT&T store today in Minneapolis and asked about the Z10, they looked in their system nothing, the next place they looked was CrackBerry and told me the unofficial date was the 15th.

Now AT&T is looking for their info on CrackBerry :) way to go Kevin and team!

SoDef_Jess

As for VZW, I asked at my local store and they said they were going in for "training" on the device on the 13th and it would be available about 10 days later, so VZW's Z10 should hopefully be out soon after or at the same time as AT&Ts. *crosses fingers*

Cyclingdaddy

The Wall Street Journal confirmed that T-Mobile would be taking business customer orders for the Z10 on Monday 3/11 for deliveries at the end of the week with AT&T making the Z10 available for sale on Friday March 22nd. Verizon is still speculation by the end of March for the Z10.

rainaroo

It's confirmed. T-Mobile will have the Z10 on pre-sale for business customers on March 11. I MEAN IT. MARCH 11. The regular sale might be a few days later.

JPSKILLZ

This has been the longest Blackberry wait EVER! I still don't feel like it's real. If T-Mobile truly wants to have it first the Monday, the 18th is the only way to beat the comp right?