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AT&T Will Begin Selling BB Z10 on March 22, Presale Tomorrow

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 10:11am
Andrew Berg

AT&T has confirmed availability and pricing for the BlackBerry Z10, making it the first major carrier in the United States to do so.  

Beginning March 12, AT&T will begin pre-sales of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone for $199.99 with a two-year agreement.  The smartphone will be generally available for all customers through all AT&T channels on March 22.

The BlackBerry Z10 marks BlackBerry's last best hope and re-entering the smartphone market and turning the company around. The Z10 features an all-touch keyboard, 4.2-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera that records 1080p HD video.

Both Verizon Wireless and Sprint have also confirmed their support for the new BlackBerry devices. Verizon Wireless said it will launch the Z10 towards the end of March, while Sprint said it won't carry the Z10, but rather the Q10, which features the traditional BlackBerry physical keyboard. 

T-Mobile meanwhile said today that it will begin sales to business users on March 11. 

While reviews of the Z10 have been generally positive, reports of record sales in the UK have come into question recently, with analysts claiming initial sales have been overblown. In an interview last week with Bloomberg, CEO Thorsten Heins said the Z10 was doing particularly well in India, selling out just two days. 

Shares of BlackBerry rose nearly 5 percent in early trading Monday to $13.70.

 
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