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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.

Close-up of Verizon branding

Close-up of Verizon branding

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

The BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon (L) and AT&T

The BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon (L) and AT&T

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posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:22 13

1. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

and blackberry will still fail

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 12:46 3

25. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:24 13

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3285; Member since: 17 May 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!

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:40 6

19. Omarc07 (Posts: 481; Member since: 12 Nov 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.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:50 4

22. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 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 ☆)

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 17:50

50. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 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....

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 18:58 2

52. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 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)!!!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 17:48

64. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 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...

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:37

65. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 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...

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 21:40 2

56. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:28

3. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

lmao so true

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:31 4

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:38 7

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:57 6

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 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.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:44 7

7. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:47 4

8. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 14:32

33. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

or they can partner with google and put android on it

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 16:42

44. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

u need not "give up" on THEM!

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:52 1

10. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 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.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:56

12. alila2 (Posts: 158; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:58 2

14. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 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.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:00

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.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:23 2

17. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

strong apple lawsuit on the way

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:41

20. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 20:10

54. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:52 1

23. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 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.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 14:28

32. fuzzkage (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 16:28

41. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 16:46 2

45. Armor (Posts: 52; Member since: 06 Dec 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.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 17:30

47. ray77 (Posts: 126; Member since: 17 Nov 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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