San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Orlando, Fla. — BlackBerry announced a time frame for the launch of its long-awaited Q10 smartphone, during a Tuesday morning keynote at its Jam event, here.
Other news included the summertime launch of a third smartphone based on the BlackBerry 10 OS, and the planned extension of its BlackBerry Messaging (BBM) instant messaging service to iOS and Android devices.
Waterloo, Canada – BlackBerry reports initial U.S. sales of its Z10 smartphone “are meeting our early expectations,” and it shipped 1 million Z10 phones globally in only a “few weeks” of availability in a few countries, president/CEO Thorstein Heins said.
Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless will follow AT&T in launching the BlackBerry Z10, one of two new smartphones that BlackBerry unveiled in January to turn around its declining fortunes.
Dallas — AT&T’s Blackberry Z10 presale begins tomorrow, preceding the official launch date of March 22, at a price of $199.
The presale will include a two-year agreement. The smartphone will be generally available for all customers, including corporate customers or those receiving a corporate discount, through all AT&T channels on March 22, the carrier said.
The BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to launch with the redesigned, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform.
Waterloo, Ontario – Sales of the BlackBerry Z10, the first phone equipped with the BlackBerry 10 OS, are strong and outpacing launch sales of any previous BlackBerry phone, the company said.
“In Canada, yesterday was the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a new BlackBerry smartphone,” said president/CEO Thorsten Heins. He said first-day sales were 50 percent higher than the first-day sales of any other BlackBerry phone in BlackBerry’s history in Canada.
New York — BlackBerry president/CEO Thorsten Heins not only introduced the first two BlackBerry 10 phones at today’s BlackBerry launch event, but he introduced Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Alicia Keys as the company’s first global creative director.
Keys will use her “vast network of relationships in the entertainment, social media and business communities to help shape our brand and grow our business," said president/CEO Thorsten Heins.
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New York — Within hours of the introduction of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, Case-Mate rolled out a line of Built For BlackBerry-certified cases for the device.
The Case-Mate Crafted Woods collection was inspired by vintage automotive interiors, the company said, combining natural wood materials with polished brushed-aluminum accents.
New York — The maker of BlackBerry smartphones pinned its survival on today’s global launch of its first two BlackBerry 10 OS smartphones.
However, the company faces major headwinds in its make-or-break effort to survive even though the company narrowed the quality gap with competing smartphones, analysts said.