Confirmed: BlackBerry Z10 not coming to Sprint
Soon after BlackBerry announced the Z10 – its latest flagship smartphone powered by the all-new BlackBerry 10 OS, three of the four major U.S. carriers announced their plans to start offering the device in the near future. These were AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, all of which added notification pages on their websites for subscribers interested in the device. Sprint, however, didn't mention anything in regards to launching the BlackBerry Z10 on its network. And as it now turns out, such an announcement isn't going to come.
Sprint confirmed that it won't be offering the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. Instead, the carrier will go all in on the BlackBerry Q10, which is a traditional BlackBerry device with the typical for the series physical QWERTY keyboard positioned underneath the display (our hands-on here). That's the BlackBerry 10 smartphone that the carrier believes its customers will be happy with, as a company representative stated.
Sprint did not give a specific launch date for the device, but chances are that we won't see it on its shelves earlier than May. The BlackBerry Z10, on the other hand, should become available in the U.S. within a couple of weeks. The company's first BlackBerry 10 smartphone has been out for over a month now and demand for it has been higher than anticipated. Will that be the case once it is released Stateside? Well, it won't be long until we find out!