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Waterloo, Ontario — BlackBerry unveiled its Z30 full-touch smartphone, which is the company’s first smartphone with a 5-inch touchscreen and first with upgraded BlackBerry 10.2 OS.
The phone rolls out beginning next week in the U.K. and Middle East followed by all other regions “going into the holiday season,” the company said. The BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 will be available for existing BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in mid-October depending on carrier approval, the company added.
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Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint will become the last of the four national carriers to offer a BlackBerry 10 OS smartphone on Friday when a Sprint-network BlackBerry Q10 becomes available at $199 with contract.
The phone, however, won’t be stocked by any brick-and-mortar stores. Sprint will offer the LTE-equipped device on its website and through its telemarketing staff, and consumers who want to buy it in Sprint stores or in indirect-channel stores will be able to order it through those locations for shipment to their homes, a spokesperson said.
Waterloo, Ontario — BlackBerry’s board is exploring joint ventures, strategic partnerships, the possible sale of the company, and other strategic alternatives “to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment,” the company announced.
Waterloo, Ontario — BlackBerry reported higher sales, but posted a loss and said it would drop tablet development.
BlackBerry revenues rose 9 percent to $3.1 billion in the company’s first fiscal quarter ended June 1, compared with the year-ago period. But it posted a net loss of $84 million compared with fourth-quarter net income of $94 million and third-quarter net income of $14 million. The quarter’s losses are still better than the year-ago net loss of $518 million.
New York – The U.S. rollout of BlackBerry’s Q10 smartphone continues with Verizon Wireless offering the QWERTY keyboard device online and through indirect channels beginning today after AT&T yesterday began taking online preorders for June 18 shipment. The Q10 will be in Verizon’s stores June 10.
T-Mobile’s version of the Q10 became available June 5 through its stores and select indirect dealers.
Bellevue, Wash. — The BlackBerry Q10 will be available in T-Mobile retail stores, via T-Mobile.com, and through select dealers and national retail stores starting June 5.
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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.