Even though BlackBerry has announced that its new Z10 handset will be available in the U.S only in March, the smartphone went on sale today for $999.
Contract-free mobile carrier Solavei has listed the device as "available" on its website. Orders if placed today will be responded with deliveries by Wednesday. However, the device will not be released by traditional carriers until the official date on March.
Most retailers will be selling the unsubsidized device at around $600 to $700, meaning that this premium price of $999 will only appeal to enthusiasts who can't wait to start using the device.
Five weeks from now, Z10 can be purchased through the four major U.S. carriers -- Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. If you're going to opt for the subsidized version, then you can pick the phone up for as little as $200.
As a part of the deal, shoppers can pick up Z10 bundled with monthly service costing $49. It comes with unlimited voice, text and data.
For the uninitiated, Z10 is 4.2-inch, touchscreen smartphone, running the BlackBerry 10 operating system with some very powerful hardware. It is the Canadian company's latest offering and has received rave reviews around the Internet.
SOURCE: RTT News