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BlackBerry Aristo in the midst of carrier testing?

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BlackBerry Aristo in the midst of carrier testing?
According to someone posting on a forum who claims to be close to the situation, the BlackBerry Aristo Z30 is undergoing carrier testing although it is not known which operators are involved. This is expected to be the first 5 inch BlackBerry handset and is scheduled to be released in time for the holiday season. It is unclear how the Canadian based manufacturer's desire to sell itself before the end of November will impact the launch of the model.

The BlackBerry AristoZ30 is rumored to be undergoing carrier testing

The BlackBerry AristoZ30 is rumored to be undergoing carrier testing

So far, Sprint has been the only carrier that has confirmed its intention to carry the phone which will probably be the last BlackBerry 10 model offered this year. The Z30 is an all-touch unit which has already been leaked in pictures and in video. But just yesterday, we passed along a report that stated that BlackBerry had cut its U.S. sales force in half.

Is there a conflict between management and BlackBerry's board? If you believe that the board wants to sell the company and hand over the keys to a new buyer as soon as  November, why bother pushing out the BlackBerry Z30 even if it puts a smile on the face of CEO Thorsten Heins.

source: Crackberry

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posted on 11 Sep 2013, 15:26 1

1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


This is just sad. I'll get it if it's free on contract lol.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 15:46

2. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


i doubt anyone would wanna pay like GS4 or iPhone 5s money for a 5" phone with a 720p screen

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 16:20 1

3. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 241; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Aristo...Toyota/Lexus? lol

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:16

7. andynaija (Posts: 481; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I don't get it...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:20

8. andynaija (Posts: 481; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Nevermind I get it now :D

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 16:49

4. Altair (Posts: 325; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Wondering why they are bothering at all? Everyone knows what is going to happen to that poor OEM. Who is going to buy BB phones these days?

RIM = RIP
BB = RIP in less than a year.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 18:59

5. wrm2013 (Posts: 183; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


No one will buy. The end.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 19:01

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I've a year old phone and wouldn't take this outright free.
One year ago I would not be saying that.

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