BlackBerry Z10 now available in the U.S. from Solavei, costs a grand

BlackBerry Z10 now available in the U.S. from Solavei, costs a grand
Although no major U.S. carrier will start offering the BlackBerry Z10 until mid-March, the smartphone can already be purchased through a little-known MVNO called Solavei. The virtual carrier, which has been offering its services since September of 2012, rides on the T-Mobile network and provides 4G (read: HSPA+) data access to its subscribers. 

However, the privilege of owning a BlackBerry Z10 before anyone else in the U.S. will cost you. Solavei has the smartphone listed for $999 on the page of its retail partner GSM Nation, which is better than what it costs on eBay, yet still too much to make sense to most of us. 

For those interested in Solavei's services, the MVNO has its unlimited mobile plan with 4GB of full-speed data priced at $49 per month. That's not too bad considering that one can bring their own unlocked smartphone and doesn't need to sign a long-term contract. Solavei also has a referral program that may shrink your bill or even help you make cash in exchange for bringing new subscribers. 

source: Solavei via Engadget

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Z10
  • Display 4.2" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

$999??? LOL. Is BlackBerry smoking crack?

3. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

That's not blackberry's pricing.

11. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I guess you can't read

15. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

blackberry has lost their brain, no one will buy this overpriced piece of crap...only those mindless bb fanboys who will buy this crap

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nowadays you have to play a grand for "a piece of crap".

4. wendygarett unregistered

Mindless bb fans will buy it anyway :(

5. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Ummm no they won't...u sound mindless

6. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

oh please, go to crackberry(dot)com, those bb fans will pay a grand for that crap. what can i say, they all on crack (your user name also show it...)

12. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Coming from iphendygarret, I am not surprised

13. ZeroCide

Posts: 806; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Are there still bb fans out there????

16. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

i've no doubt that jumfe will still buy it

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Insanity.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

those guys are just plain greedy. and how can u say it's avaiable when BB haven't even launch the damn phone

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

1k? I'm gonna buy an iphone and an android phone haha

10. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I would not pay a dollar for crap!

14. nikenturd unregistered

This is downright delusional......specs arent even high end to begin with.....wow

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