BlackBerry Z10 now available at Verizon
0. phoneArena 28 Mar 2013, 10:32 posted on
On a day when it was announced that 1 million BlackBerry Z10 units were shipped last quarter, the largest carrier in the U.S., Verizon Wireless, has launched the phone for $199.99 with a signed two year pact; Verizon now joins fellow operators T-Mobile and AT&T in offering the first BlackBerry 10 handset as Sprint is sitting this one out...
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1. NoamEvro (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
I think they sell something like 10-15 millions all over the world.
2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
i was checking lg optimus 3d and z10 front just look like it
3. KParks23 (Posts: 583; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
200 Bahahaha! Let me know when u get the one or dna plus verizon I wouldn't pay 50 bucks for this
4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
agree with you, why would one want to shell out a couple hundred dollars for this crap
25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I think there is a reason why VZW is sourcing their Z10s from a distributor - they don't think the Z10s will sell too well. I think the remaining BB customers on VZW are waiting to buy a Q10 with the Qwerty keyboard. Any BB customer who would have been a candidate for the Z10 has likely already moved on to Android, iOS or WP.
Net-net, I doubt the Z10 is going to do very well on VZW.
31. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
I do agree with the first half of your statement.
I think at this point in the game, and with a brand new and unfamiliar OS, asking your clients to shell out $200 for his device is too much. I wouldnt go down as much as $50 but $100 would have been a happy middle ground. As a OEM you have to be very careful how you price your phones as pricing them too low gives off the impression that its not a very good device.
BB will always have their faithful but if BB wants to attract new clients then they need to be more price friendly.
5. shnibz (Posts: 281; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)
If a blackberry Z10 is available in Verizon stores, and no one is there to buy it.......does it make a sound?
30. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Hmmm if a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it does it make a sound lol
32. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
A smart move by BB would have been to have a designated area in each Verizon store, like the iPhone, for the Z10 and Q10.That way they stand out and dont mesh in with the other black Android phones.
I would strongly recommend for anyone interested in getting this phone to wait a month or two. The contract price will be less I guarantee.
7. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
nobody cares about bb, no one will ever buy it except those in third world, period
and no, i don't either, just because i post this comment doesn;t necessarily mean i care
10. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Third rock from the sun = third world = earth
So everyone on earth will buy it?
8. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Look at all that bazel that could of been used for extra screen space.
14. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I WANT Blackberry to succeed but Gawd that's a lot of bezel. Plus at that screen size I could get a RazrM for $50 (or free depending on distance of the moon in relation to the sun.)
17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Bazel? Is that like a combination of bezel & bagel? If that's the case, I want my bagel with an extra large bezel. I'm hungry.
33. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
My unprofessional opinion says that the bezel thickness has to do with all the funky gestures needed for BB10 OS.
If you recall to unlock the screen your finger or thumb has to start way below the bottom portion of the screen. I may be completely wrong but that is what I think. If that is not the case then they failed with having so much bezel. It simply doesnt look good and eats up screen realstate.
11. Droidude (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Jul 2010)
I like the concept, but the software needs a few updates and some added features before I would think about it seriously. If they can improve it to the point that its a serious communication machine, I would take a look at it. Right now both IOS and Android are a ways ahead of it. I hope Blackberry succeeds and doesn't go the way of Palm.
12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Lot of haters and dislikes in here!
29. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
I'm not a hater, I'm disappointed in blackberry. I would have given the z10 a chance but for some reason BB is over pricing this greatly.
15. evarod48 (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
nice... I'm up for an upgrade and would prefer they had the lumia 928 or S4 before this piece.
16. whiteteeth (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Haha. What a piece of crap. Excuse me, sir. Would you like some phone with that bezel? Sweet, cutting-edge 2011 processor, though. What idiots. Haha...
18. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
Has anyone commenting on this article actually even played with the device? Why not try it out before hating so then you don't look like you're trolling?
We got our Z10 demo unit in store yesterday and it's actually pretty damn clean.
Keyboard is well laid out with minimal typos with fast typing. Screen is crisp and vivid. Browsing is quick, operating system intuitive, and the swipe gestures that navigate through the OS are easy and quick to pick up. App management is easy, camera takes good crisp shots with a fast autofocus, and no lag whatsoever even after installing several apps from the App World. This phone could have a really good market to business owners and people who still trust in the Blackberry name for the instantaneous email delivery.
Don't knock it till you try it. The sales will be the deciding factor in RIM's success, but the phone is better than I expected. If they added more mainstream apps to the App World, I might consider getting it. Either way it's a nice device and the learning curve on it is a lot less steep than Blackberry's previous devices. Not bad to sell to first time smartphone users or to convert the less than hardcore Apple or Android fans.
34. jedcat (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
I have a totally unjustified dislike of blackberries... that being said, this came into the store i work at. I played with it for probably 30 minutes. I'm thinking about buying one now
37. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Thank you Dragonstkdgirl! we had the Blackberry rep in our store a week ago and had a chance to try it out. Its a Fantastic step up for Blackberry and a good move for them as well.
19. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Junk! Who is the world would sign any contract to purchase a junk outdated phone. Complete junk. Blackberry is a failure!
38. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
Let me guess - you haven't played with the phone either.
I'm the biggest tech snob around, and if I'M saying it's good, it's good. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but RIM really has changed things up with this one.
27. Obdabeast (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)
You know I thought it would be junk.. until I tried it out it has some really nice features.. I honestly think it's better than the iphone.. im sure they are gonna get sued.. but still a better phone that I was expecting..
28. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
blackberry is really shooting itself in the foot here. At least nokia realized they had a lot of work to do to catch up to the market and appropriately priced their devices to get users. BB isn't going to attract a lot of users for this phone at that price on a 2 year contract except for dedicated BB users.
35. MartMart64 (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
While the Z10 is so much better than previous BB devices that's not really saying much. We didn't get many devices in and barely sold any devices. Nobody is expecting this to make much noise at all and i agree, in this day and age people either buy an Android or Iphone and you have a very small markey buying Windows and probably an even smaller market buying BB. BB missed the boat and they're not gonna be around much longer