BlackBerry Z10 pictured wearing Verizon branding

BlackBerry Z10 pictured wearing Verizon branding
For the first time since all of those BlackBerry 10 pictures started to leak, we finally have a picture of a unit wearing a carrier branding. The photo shows two BlackBerryZ10 models sandwiching an Apple iPhone and the 'Berry at the left of the picture has the Verizon logo on the top corner. While the BlackBerry Z10 to the right does not display a logo, it could be a unit running on AT&T's network.

It seems that the person who is currently testing these two BlackBerry units said that he is testing one for Verizon and another for AT&T. And while that is obviously good news for customers of both carriers who are dying to get their hands on the phone, there is even better news. According to the gentleman entrusted with these two Z10s, the screen is great, the phone has a great build quality, and the browser is as fast as the one on your desktop computer. It also supports Flash. Users will be able to set up two profiles, one for work and the other for play. There is integration with Evernote, and BlackBerry App World now resembles the Google Play Store. And for you long time BlackBerry users, here's a big treat. The phone takes less than a minute to boot up.

The anticipation is so thick, you can cut it with a knife. Even those who swore that they would never buy a BlackBerry again are eagerly anticipating the January 30th introduction of BlackBerry 10.

source: BusinessInsider


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67 Comments

1. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

and blackberry will still fail

25. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

HOLY CRAP, it looks exactly like the iPhone5 should've looked like.

2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I'm surprised it's not etched smack dab in the middle of the screen for maximum visability. Yes, still pissed that they put that stupid logo on the Note 2's button. Wether it can be covered or not, thats like putting a "Honk if you like Hooters" sticker on Maybach!

19. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

still sucks for verizon customers with the note 2 i saw it already at the store and dam they messed up with the verizon logo in the button haha .. good thing at&t didnt put AT&T on the note 2 im shocked they didnt cuz all there phones usually have AT&T in big azz bold letters on the top , bttm n back. When i got my note 2 wth them it only said SAMSUNG in the front on the top and on the back it only has the AT&T logo the lil blue ball but its really small u cnt even see it but its only the blue ball no AT&T written anywhere on the phone which is good.

22. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ay Omarcito, trust me, I never look at my Home button; it's the last thing on my Supersonic phone that I ever look at. I'm so busy playing with everything else (like a good little boy) that the only thing my beautiful PAPINYC eyes focus on is the massively humongous gorgeous screen. (with Multi Ventanas, of course ☆)

50. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

The Verizon Galaxy Note 2 is the BIGGEST JOKE in the tech game. With it's stripped out multi window feature and altered applications tray as well as that pathetic wifi notifications in the pull down menu. Verizon sucks rotten eggs. The BEST galaxy Note 2 resides on Tmobile, Sprint and At&t WHY because they followed exactly how Samsung made the device without alterations or changes. PISS on Verizon...I hope Samsung NEVER PUTS another Galaxy Note on Verizon again....

52. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Can you do us a favor, if you're gonna' be as butt fÜgly as Whoopi Goldberg can you at least 'put a wig on it'? And, stop projecting your desire to have a Verizon Galaxy Note II; we all know that Verizon dropped your triTeful @ss because you never paid your bill on time. The next time I see you on 42nd Street I'm going to make sure I have a news crew with me before I give you a pair of boots. (so you can sell to pay your PrePaid cellphone bill)!!!

64. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Oh yeah sure...You see me on 42nd....You sound so clueless and stupid...If you need a loan just say so my friend. No need to front on the internet everyone knows what I am about and what I do. I don't need to front or hide behind fake names please see me anytime...

65. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

your name is richardyarrell2011 and as far as we're concerned you're a Phone Arena Troll through and through. you don't contribute anything at all so do us all a favor and stfu...

56. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

have you used a Verizon Note 2...b/c it has the multi-window feature. smh.

3. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

lmao so true

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm looking forward to spending some hands-on time with this. o:

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Out of curiosity, what about the berry is catching your interest?

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the design seems interesting and i'm interested to see what a company like RIM that makes both their own phones and OS has done to separate itself from the rest of the contemporary smartphone market. there was one thing that truly impressed me about the Playbook and that one thing almost redeemed it for me when it hit lower price points and that thing was it's web browser, it was an excellent web browser so that makes me believe this guy's report is not very exaggerated if exaggerated at all.

7. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

The phone looks good but I can hear the typing of an Apple lawsuit.

8. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

1) Never a fan of big red (or any carrier) putting their stupid logo on the front of the phones or anywhere else for that matter. 2) RIM needs to give it up and sell the company and its blackberry patents to a bigger company like Cisco or something.... IMHO

33. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

or they can partner with google and put android on it

44. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

u need not "give up" on THEM!

10. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

some people are going to actually get this and business people are going to find interest in this again... but i'm more interested in if the next neXus will be made by Motorola, what the S IV will look like, and see how Apple will persuade people to buy the 5s if it keeps the same design. I think Cook should just end the "s" series and just put out the next gen.

12. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I still can't get over that bezel being surrounded by more bezel !!!!!!!!!!!!

14. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Verizon must be mad ey only get that tiny logo on the top of the phone. Everyone knows Verizon loves plastering a million logos on the devices.

15. Aeires unregistered

Sounds and looks awesome, best of luck to RIM for having a strong come back. Just out of curiosity I cold started my N4 and it took 35 seconds. Wonder how much less than a minute this BB takes exactly.

17. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

strong apple lawsuit on the way

20. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

dont get me wrong i think it looks awesome i just dont think blackberry will win this fight they may wanna contact google and put android on it then watch it sell like hot cakes

54. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

android isnt for everyone, besides theres a sea of android phones out there many want something different, and its so funny the android users shout they love to see something different and choices yet every other choice other then android they spend there time slating and saying it will fail.......funny same thing with the 920, put android on it was there big moan.........only choice they want is android and they think everyone wants it

23. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

looks just like an iphone...will be in court later on down the road..it's not like RIM has money for this type of battle with Apple. Why would you even bother mirroring the iphone looks anyway.

32. fuzzkage

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

I personally like blackberry and their social network integrations even though it's a little aged lol

41. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I love the size and design but I hate the OS.

45. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

To the ones who say they hate the os. How can you hate something that is totally new. It is nothing like the old os from blackberry. After this os hits the market it will make apple's ios the oldest os on the planet. This new os is so efficient. Go to YouTube and search for bb10 videos and check it out. The extra bezel around the screen is because you use gestures to perform task. Notice there are no buttons on the front of the phone. Also it looks nothing like the iphone. Notice the top and bottom of the phone where the screen stops and the phone starts. Also the screen stretches to the edge on the left and right. There are many new features that no other phone offers in the world.

47. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

That is nice to see BORICUA on this site to PAPINYC , Omarc07 an SuperAndroidEvo have a great evening u guys

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