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March 22, 2013 | About:
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From Research In Motion (BBRY)(TSX:BB)'s press release:Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced that the all new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone has launched today with leading carriers and authorized retailers in the United States. The (all touch) BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10, the re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience.

Richard Piasentin, Vice President and Managing Director for U.S.at BlackBerry said, “We are excited to bring the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone to customers in the United States with our carrier and retail partners. BlackBerry 10 offers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to your needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving.”

The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone features a 1.5 GHz dual core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 64GB cards. The smartphone also includes the latest enhancements in high density pixel and screen technology to display clear, sharp, and incredibly vivid images. It features a micro HDMI out port for presentations, and advanced sensors such NFC (near field communications) to support mobile payments and the exchange of information with a tap of the smartphone.

AvailabilityThe BlackBerry Z10 is available now for pre-sales to business customers and for pre-registration to consumers with T-Mobile, and is available now for pre-sale from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations. The BlackBerry Z10 will be available from AT&T, and Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile beginning today, and is expected to be available from Verizon Wireless on March 28, and from T-Mobile by the end of the month. The BlackBerry Z10 is expected to retail for $199.99 with a 2 year contract, however, pricing may vary by carrier.


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