/// Most–But Maybe Not All–U.S. Carriers Will Have BlackBerry 10 Device by March
It has long been known that Research In Motion would show the first BlackBerry 10 devices today. One key question is just when you will be able to buy one. And the news was not exactly promising, especially for those in the Untied States. First came word via the Wall Street Journal that it would be March before the first customers in the U.S. could by a device. On stage, things actually got a bit worst as Heins said “most” of the big four U.S. carriers would have it by March. Verizon announced it would carry both the touchscreen Z10 and keyboard-equipped Q10 handhelds but did not give availability. Sprint also said it would carry a device, but it is carrying the keyboard-equipped Q10, which is expected to arrive later than the Z10. Sprint said only that it would come “later this year.” AT&T and T-Mobile did not immediately have plans to share. The device is going on sale in Canada and some other countries as soon as next week. Speaking with reporters, Heins said Wednesday that a longer testing period at U.S. carriers is why it will take longer to hit the market here. “The reason is that the testing process in the U.S. with those carrier partners is a rather lengthy one,” Heins said. The BlackBerry 10 event is still taking place. Click here for our live coverage.
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Most–But Maybe Not All–U.S. Carriers Will Have BlackBerry 10 Device by March