BlackBerry Z10 will be available to US consumers from March 22nd onwards via AT&T and it will cost $199.99 with a 2 year contract.
Competitor network T-Mobile reported that it is expected to deliver the new BlackBerry for some of its corporate customers by the end of this week, though it did not provide details on the availability for non-corporate customers.
In a world where everything is ‘quad-core’ and ‘next-gen’, the Z10 still manages to fight through the noise by being quietly efficient to the BlackBerry fans.
The Z10 is BlackBerry’s revival attempt. BlackBerry Chief Executive Thorsten Heins said that he was disappointed with the fact that the new BlackBerry would not be released in the US until mid-March, but he said the US and its phone carriers have a very sturdy testing system.
Heins also suggested that a modern BB with a physical keyboard might not arrive in the U.S. until May or June.
He also was quoted as saying that the BlackBerry Q10, will most likely arrive in 2 to 3 months after a carrier releases a model with only a touch screen, the BlackBerry Z10.
With the Z10 set for release in the US on March 22, the Q10 will reach US by mid-May to early June.
The Z10 packs a 1.5GHz processor and has a 2GB RAM to support its working. NFC comes as standard as well letting you add BBM contacts and send images.
There’s also a Micro HDMI, which means you’ll be able to throw the latest HD films and TV shows from BB World straight up onto your HDTV.
The camera is also impressive with its 8MP snapper on the back and a 2MP front-facing camera for video calls. The Z10 will certainly win over BlackBerry fans and if they can get the big apps released soon then they could well steal back even more users.