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Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile all confirm support for BlackBerry 10 (Sprint as well!)

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile all confirm support for BlackBerry 10 (Sprint as well!)
With the BlackBerry 10 introduction coming in three weeks in New York City, the nation's top four U.S. carriers have confirmed their intention to carry the new BlackBerry models. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all made statements about BlackBerry 10 and you might recall the recent picture we showed you of a BlackBerry Z10 handset wearing the Verizon brand. Another unbranded Z10 was said to be a version of the phone for AT&T according to a person testing the models.

Robert Scoble now likes BlackBerry 10

Robert Scoble now likes BlackBerry 10

At CES 2013, Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam didn't exactly sound confident about BlackBerry 10 when he said that Verizon will carry BlackBerry 10 and is hopeful that it will be a good device. T-Mobile CEO John Legere sounded more optimistic about the success of the new BlackBerry OS. AT&T handset executive Jeff Bradley said that it was logical for AT&T customers to have the best new BlackBerry devices to choose from. On Tuesday, RIM CMO Frank Boulben said that at least six new BlackBerry 10 models will be launched in 2013. The first two units to be released will include one all-touch phone (BlackBerry Z10) and one model with a physical QWERTY (BlackBerry X10).

Tech author Robert Scoble announced on his Facebook page that he had a chance to look over BlackBerry 10. While he has been extremely bearish on RIM, after getting that hands on with the OS, Scoble said that while he liked BlackBerry 10 a lot, "it won’t get any Apple or Android fan hot and bothered." RIM lost 1 million users in the last quarter. Perhaps merely staunching the red ink would satisfy BlackBerry and its fans for now.

"We're hopeful it's going to be a good device...We'll carry it."-Lowell McAdam, chief executive, Verizon.

"We're extremely optimistic that it's going to be a successful product and our business customers are extremely interested in it."-John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile

"It's logical to expect our current (BlackBerry) customers will have the best BlackBerry devices to choose from in the future."-Jeff Bradley, handset executive, AT&T

source: Reuters, BlackBerryCool

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posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:12 6

1. aquariumdude (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Hmm Sprint seems to very stubborn with Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10. I really do feel sorry for Sprint users.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:24 1

4. MC1123 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


actually sprint also confirmed that they will carry blackberry 10!!! they actually tweet it to a costumer!! they said just be patient because it's coming

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:32

6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Cause Sprint Verizon and T-Mobile don't, dislike WP cause there failing!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 17:39 2

12. papss (unregistered)


Huh? That made no sense

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:18 4

2. Birds (Posts: 986; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Sprint is like becoming the anti-network for new platforms....What is going on with them?

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:27 1

5. MC1123 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


no, not really... they will support the upcoming Firefox as well!! they apart confirm that they will carry blackberry 10 months ago... and they reply to a tweet regarding if they will carry blackberry 10 device.. and they said yes...

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:21 1

3. marleneamaro (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


as of right now it seems like WP is on the rise, So this is the perfect time reintroduce BB to the world once more; let people get acquainted with this OS for those who've only known about iOS & Android

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:33 2

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Where is Nicholas Oliver and Pikapowerise....?

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 01:40 1

9. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


here i am...btw pikapowerize's real name is junfe al mark,

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 23:03 1

8. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Really looking forward to BB 10. They wont dominate but eventually they will sell well...I believe if RIM gains some momentum this year then they will be happy with that. Baby steps!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 02:08

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5762; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


More like stop the migration of BB users to Android, iOS and WP. Scoble's comments weren't exactly portending a reversal of BBs fortunes.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 05:55 1

11. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


go rim

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