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BlackBerry Z10 pricing and availability for AT&T announced

11 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
BlackBerry Z10 pricing and availability for AT&T announced - read the full textAT&T has just announced the pricing and the availability of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone on its network. The handset that is expected to start the BlackBerry fightback is going to hit the shelves of the carrier's stores on March 22. AT&T starts taking pre-orders tomorrow, March 12. Both regular...

 

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> In reply to Techy @ 2013-03-13 04:46 from 0dDg - click to readDoes the battery last longer?

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  • 2013-04-07 10:52
  • ftKb

Sorry BB...too little too late. I know u tried hard but still not good enough for the current market.

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  • 2013-03-13 04:46
  • 0dDg

> In reply to Ziad @ 2013-03-12 14:48 from SkIm - click to readWhat do you mean by essential feature is not "gound"?

I don't have any problems synchronizing my contacts. And I'm using several different accounts for that. The Z10 has no problems handling that.

By the way, you are right. RIM has sunk. But BlackBerry has risen.

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  • 2013-03-12 17:51
  • 45Ng

Have had my Z10 for a few weeks now and I simply love it. I had to sign up for three years but I only had to pay $139. Totally worth it.

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  • 2013-03-12 15:10
  • 45Ng

RIP Bb.

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  • 2013-03-12 15:02
  • t759

The most basic and essential feature is not gound.

Outlook contact synchronization.....CANNOT synch my contacts from any outlook or even Gmail....

And you call yourself the mobile desk...a desk without contacts

You need a billion year to reach Android or iOS...RIM is sinking.

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  • 2013-03-12 14:48
  • SkIm

> In reply to REDUX @ 2013-03-11 22:11 from QK{C - click to readTwo generations old?
IF you looked at the specs, it said Snapdragon S4 Plus Dual-Core.
Tell me more about two gen old?
Oh, you mean like MediaTek Dual-Core CPU perhaps?
LOL

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  • 2013-03-12 13:36
  • tA$h

> In reply to kamote @ 2013-03-12 11:26 from 9xB$ - click to readWhich power hogging games that you means?
I've tried NOVA 3, Riptide GP, and other HD Games on the Z10 and all went on smoothly.
Not to mention you can easily hook it to your HDTV via HDMI cable and BOOM! HD Games on the big screen!

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  • 2013-03-12 13:34
  • tA$h

It's also now available in Globe Philippines, free@Plan 1799PhP on a 30month contract.

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  • 2013-03-12 11:33
  • MxbJ

> In reply to nPhoe @ 2013-03-11 20:22 from 4raZ - click to readmaybe it will perform simple functions. but how about power hogging games? games that need extra juice? you can't deny this still cannot compete with higher specs.

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  • 2013-03-12 11:26
  • 9xB$

BlackBerry was made for the World, not just for Anglo-Saxon only. However, I'm still wonder why ..it has 2 core against all another 4 core but still faster. You're correct about this. Its not about hardware but 'software' inside. Somesay its more efficiency, The Great and Powerful.

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  • 2013-03-12 11:11
  • Qxpm

BlackBerry is garbage. it doesn't worth $199 with contract.

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  • 2013-03-12 10:58
  • 4%Wm

Being a tech lover, I often take time to read posts like the 400+ comments on SGS4 news item. It seems people are deluded & always demanding something they know not like 4D screen & i7 processor on a smart phone. The usual posters are fanboys who know little about performance but everything about big specs. After a week with my Z10, I decided to look at the competition & what's on offer, I picked an iPhone 5 & Samsung S3. Here is what I found:

1. The iPhone has a good build quality but feels lighter for resting on palm while typing.
2. The Samsung does not feel solid, too much space below the back cover maybe, tap the back & its like hitting a hollow tube.
3. The Z10 feels heavier & can rest well while I use the thumb for one finger typing.
4. The Samsung is too wide & its impossible to type and hold with one hand, iPhone is able to do that.
5. The Z10 trumps all of them on keyboard, unless you are a Youtube or Gaming person, typing is a necessity. Z10 word predictor learns from my input so even my African language words are coming up on the keyboard to flick them up, it learns. Samsung & iPhone however, keep suggesting English words when I type vernacular.
6. While the Quad-Cores are appealling, I wonder what they are used for especially in Samsung, for a phone with Quad-Core to lag it made me wonder.

So if you are white and speak in English, SGS or iPhone is for you, I am African and speak Shona and happy that Z10 is not competing with my input but flowing with it and learning my needs. Overall, Apple and BlackBerry are good phones because they make their OS and Hardware so everything fits well, Google+Samsung are finding it hard to fuse the two because Google is making OS for themself not Samsung, seems Samsung covers the mishaps via more processor power. But working on iPhone and BlackBerry, the hardware and OS are optimised not shoved in.

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  • 2013-03-12 10:05
  • fsSa

> In reply to REDUX @ 2013-03-11 22:11 from QK{C - click to readIt is not the hardware. It is the software that makes a difference. Look at bloated Android that now needs 4 cores and 2 g ram and to do what? Say there has been a 5 times speed increase in Hardware. Where has Android really been able to take advantages of this. Where? It is all in the facade but no real differentiating improvements any where over the years to optimise the hardware speed. Android needs an enema to clean it out. Perhaps a compete rewrite. It is going the way of MS Vista. I met some people in Singapore yesterday who had the Z10 and could not stop raving about it as being where software is heading.

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  • 2013-03-12 04:19
  • uEBp

can we buy it unlocked? hope we can...

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  • 2013-03-12 01:05
  • sav1

> In reply to W.A. Bob @ 2013-03-11 19:11 from Fx0@ - click to readyeah like a year ago with the have the htc one xx with a new tega 4 then yeah but if not then no ... bb10 has a central hub (good for social connoisseur's and business mangers

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  • 2013-03-11 23:32
  • qKP9

> In reply to Tech101 @ 2013-03-11 21:43 from kiPy - click to readI am glad that unlike dozens of dumb heads try to prove themselves a tech expert on this site, you do have knowledge and a head in a working order :) stay blessed

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  • 2013-03-11 23:16
  • q{Nf

Two generations old hardware?? LOLWUT
It's selling a totally different experience, BB can sell with a premium over a cheaper Android if they want to.

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  • 2013-03-11 22:11
  • QK{C

Apart from the fact that Blackberry is selling this phone at that price for a completely new operating system, I think it is a good phone. It's hard to compare hardware only, when any objective person with a modicum of tech knowledge, knows it's more than about the hardware but also, how the OS is designed to take advantage of it. A well designed OS can do more with a less energy hogging hardware.
That is the truest sign of a good device.
Can't compare a universal OS like Android to BB10 or iOS. These are "owned" OSs design and optimized for a specific Hardware/s. They don't need quad core chip to function greatly/properly.
GOOD LUCK TO OPTIONS AND COMPETITION..

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  • 2013-03-11 21:43
  • kiPy

> In reply to MisterCats @ 2013-03-11 20:06 from j8LN - click to readOh, I know they are. Blackberry has just missed the smartphone boat and they haven't caught up yet with this. It's a nice try and would have been cutting edge 2 years ago so I'm more interested in what's good now.

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  • 2013-03-11 21:18
  • Fx0@

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