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

67. joey18

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

this another chance for rim if this fail is not back againg but i want to try 2 years with the iphone i'm boring same crap from 5 years ago upgrade for iphone 5 but after 1 month i say why upgrade when i can get better phone htc or motorola but this blackberry open my eyes i wan thi march

66. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

Though I love andriod I am getting vexed at the myopic paradigm of some of these phone arena users. Don't you guys ever tire of using the same OS day in day out. You complain of apple yet you want to box us into andriod. Please shut up and don't be wishing and saying Nokia and Blackberry will fail. These are companies spending millions of dollars and hours on research to please a nitwit like you and put food on your family's table. Still you open your big mouth thoughtlessly and say one company will fail! I am seriously rooting for BB10 and can't wait to get my hands on one!!! Kudos to the CEO. He has balls and I love him for that. He also knows whats good and what his customers want and he took good time to give us that. Thats good customer care.

63. samdsox

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

That's odd. My mom's friend is a human factors engineer for verizon (or something like that) so she gets to test verizon's newest phones. She let my play with the z10 for a bit. I don't remember seeing the verizon logo. BTW Blackberry 10 IS MUCH BETTER. However it takes some getting used to being gestured based(no home button :() You end up swiping to the side alot.

62. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

All RIM needs is BB10 on Sprint T-Mobile & a release date and we will see how much hand sets they will sell during the 1st QT

61. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

apple is waiting....

58. joey18

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

i. want new phone

57. joey18

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

i wan to see firts and then try if i liked

51. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

can anybody tell me what's that phone in the middle?

49. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

BlackFerry will always be WHACK.....Especially on Verizon......

55. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

aww you hurting? has your fanboy levels gone over the top and you finally married your note 2 but now are angry samsung didnt make it possible for you to have note babies or summit? yes my comments taking the piss out of you but theres no talking to you anyway as your a complete closed mind idiot

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

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.

41. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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

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

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.

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

17. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

strong apple lawsuit on the way

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.

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.

12. alila2

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

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

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.

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!

7. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

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

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.

3. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

lmao so true

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