BlackBerry Z10 has been launched mostly around the world, but the US faithfuls have not received the touch screen smartphone from the Canadian manufacturer. According to Bloomberg, the US consumers would not have to wait much longer as BlackBerry Z10 is expected to go on sale from March 22 with AT&T. Z10 has been criticised by many experts for its high price, but has also garnered positive feedback.
Released across 21 countries, BlackBerry Z10 was picked up by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, who confirmed at least one of the new phones would be offered for sale. The March 22 date has not been confirmed by BlackBerry or AT&T, while some experts predict that a mid-march date would not be feasible. According to the firm, Z10 has exceeded expectations in early sales.
Talking about the response from the consumers, chief executive, Thorsten Heins said, “The feedback is very encouraging. What has been a real surprise for us is that BlackBerry 10 as a platform and product is attracting users that are currently on other platforms. We are just five weeks into this. We have just one product out in 21 countries, so it is early indications, but we are encouraged by what we see and hear from our carrier partners.”
Heins had earlier stated his discomfort at the delay for releasing BlackBerry Z10 for the US consumers. Promising to reduce the delay, he said, “Working with all our carrier partners to speed it up as much as we can.” Another variant from BlackBerry, Q10 is expected to release in April. Sprint has picked up the Q10.
With BlackBerry hoping to move to the top of the smartphone market, Z10 will play a key role in the company’s plans. What do you think about the Z10?