THUNDER BAY – Business – The Blackberry 10 is ready for pre-order. All of the major carriers in Northwestern Ontario are announcing how customers can get the new phone. The world-wide launch of the new phone and operating system have seen shares drop in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Shares opened at $16.08 and by mid afternoon were down in trading. Shares fell 5.08% on volume at 170,908,100.
There is lots of positive market buzz, but so far not on the share price.
Blackberry 10 in Northwestern Ontario
For customers in Northwestern Ontario, there are several choices.
Tbaytel is offering pre-order for the new Blackberry 10…Powered by the re-invented BlackBerry® 10 operating system, the all new BlackBerry Z10 offers an intuitive experience that adapts to your needs at blazing fast speeds. The features and apps flow seamlessly together, the typing experience on the BlackBerry® Keyboard is effortless, and these are only a few of the many innovative features that make this device the most intuitive, easy to use BlackBerry superphone to date. Visit www.tbaytel.net.bb10
Bell Offers on Blackberry 10
Bell announced the new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10, is now available for pre-order at Bell.ca/blackberry10. Bell states, “The BlackBerry Z10 will launch nationally on February 5 with Bell Mobility on Canada’s largest 4G LTE network”.
“The new BlackBerry Z10 is the fastest, most powerful, most innovative BlackBerry smartphone yet. And only Bell Mobility customers can take full advantage of Bell’s unique Mobile TV app with the BlackBerry Z10 on Canada’s largest 4G LTE network,” said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Bell’s Chief Brand Officer.
Blackberry 10 at TELUS
TELUS has also launched the new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10 in Canada. TELUS says, “The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to launch with the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, giving customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, and offers a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer’s needs”.
The new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone will be available in-store at TELUS on February 5, 2013 for $149 on a 3-year term with a minimum $50 monthly plan* before tax or $650 month-to-month. Customers can also pre-order the new BlackBerry Z10 from TELUS starting today at www.telusmobility.com/BlackBerryZ10.
“Our customers want smartphones that help them be faster, more efficient, and more effective,” said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer, TELUS. “We carefully select only the best products for our customers and focus on giving them the best possible start with distinctive supporting services and programs like our TELUS Learning Centres, Anytime Upgrades, Device Trade-in and Flex Data Plans. We’re excited about the potential the new BlackBerry 10 platform brings to the marketplace and to our customers.”
Virgin Mobile Offers
“The hot new BlackBerry Z10 is the fastest and most powerful one yet and we can’t wait for our Members to have the chance to get their hands on it,” said Andrew Bridge, managing director, Virgin Mobile Canada. “Plus, with Virgin Mobile, Members get super-fast LTE speeds and access to the latest Member benefits like deals on the latest fashions from H&M and travel discounts with Flight Centre!” Virgin Mobile customers can visit www.virginmobile.ca for Blackberry 10 pre-orders.
“The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry customers. Combined with 4G LTE network and service plans from TELUS, BlackBerry Z10 customers will be delighted with a re-invented communication experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple social networks, and the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them,” said Carlo Chiarello, EVP, Global Smartphone Business at RIM.