AT&T to launch BlackBerry Z10 on March 22nd for $199.99 on contract

AT&T to launch BlackBerry Z10 on March 22nd for $199.99 on contract
Isn't it great when a rumor works out? Last week, there was speculation that AT&T would be launching the BlackBerry Z10 on March 22nd and on Monday, AT&T made it official. The first BlackBerry 10 model will be priced at $199.99 with a signed two year contract. Pre-orders will start tomorrow, online.

    T-Mobile has started selling the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 today to its business customers only, for $249.99 with a signed two-year pact. No date for consumer sales has been announced by the nation's fourth largest carrier. Verizon will offer the Z10 at the end of this month and has already said that it will charge $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. Sprint is skipping the BlackBerry Z10, but does plan on offering the BlackBerry Q10 with its physical QWERTY keyboard.

Along with the BlackBerry Z10 handset, AT&T is also offering the new Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES) 10, which provides security and mobile management features for both business and government customers.


source: AT&T via PCMag

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  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Hmmm its quickly overpriced but fear not it'll be Free two months from now due to lack of sales ;)

22. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

$200 and a contract for a phone with a 4.1'' screen and last year's specs? Hell no, I'll pass.

2. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

no skype, no whatsapp, no viber am i right?

20. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

no, whatsapp is coming viber is already in development and so is skype...

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now why can't tmobile price this @ 199.00$?

4. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

that was only a business price...Usually they pay higher prices for phones

11. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

only 249 for business consumers only.I'm sure it'll be @ 199.99

5. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

overpriced, it should be 99.99

7. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Yeah I really don't understand their price tag?? Its not the newest technology. If the GS3, the Lumia 920 and the Optimus G are $99.99 then there's no way the BB z10 should be more than that. Especially as low as the manufacturing prices were.. RIM this price tag isn't going to help your cause.

15. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I agree as well. Whats so new about the Z10 that we havent seen from Apple, Samsung, or HTC?? Makes no sense for the Z10 to be $200. I dont see this phone becoming a big seller in the eyes of the consumers

23. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

As I said, bb ia a little bit greedy..

6. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

First of all who would buy this for 200$ when they can get the Lumia920 for 50-100$? And if you say BB fans, ..i think BB fans want the Q10 more than this because of the QWERTY keybord...

8. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

First of all who would buy this for 200$ when they can get the Lumia920 for 50-100$? And if you say BB fans, ..i think BB fans want the Q10 more than this because of the QWERTY keybord...

9. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

First of all who would buy this for 200$ when they can get the Lumia920 for 50-100$? And if you say BB fans, ..i think BB fans want the Q10 more than this because of the QWERTY keybord...

10. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Combo Breaker!!!!!!

12. nando2do

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

too expensive period.

13. papss unregistered

Hmm that price point makes no sense to me. Its well over the price I would pay

14. 7ceez

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

Man I totally agree with everyone so far, this thing is way over priced...are they trying to get customers back? Seems more like they're acting like everyone still thinks blackberry is the only "IT" device to have out there or something...crazy..

16. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It's higher than I expected. If I were to rationalize why: 1. BB's core segment should be business customers (note: I'm not referring to end-users here), which as a group are less price sensitive than consumers. Discounting can always be done for larger purchasers It's easier to drop price then increase it.; 2.. Also, BB may just be noncompetitive from a manufacturing standpoint, so its pricing needs to be higher. It's also possible that they view themselves as a substitute for other premium handsets. Until the last year or so, then-RIM tended to have premium pricing despite so-so hardware specs. The brand did have value for some (not me). We'll let the market decide that last point.

17. nikenturd unregistered

Dead On Arrival

18. nikenturd unregistered

The Z10 is now just a mid range phone with a crap eco system. .. $199? I mean seriously? If you have an unproven track record in the touchscreen smartphone business you have absolutely no right to put a premium price tag on that one.

19. Droiddoes unregistered

And virtually no f*cks were given, on that day...

21. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

im getting ready to express mail some bankruptcy papers to rims headquaters cause i feel their gonna need em....just trying to save them some time :)

24. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

Microsoft launched flagships at the 99$ price point and has been struggling to gain traction. Now blackberry thinks they can launch a whole new OS on a completely new style of phone that doesn't have the classic keyboard that many of the loyalists held onto....I don't know what they're thinking but RIM is really messing up here. This should have been 99$ max.

25. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

If your talking about the Lumia 900/920 then your wrong about it failing. Its certainly not selling like the GS3 or iPhone 5 is, however for being still a fairly fresh product its gaining ground. Its on the rise and will continue to do so. Meanwhile RIM is falling fast.

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