Curious news today for those with deep love for both BlackBerry and Sprint – the BlackBerry Q10 is well and truly on its way to your preferred network, but the BlackBerry Z10 isn’t coming. Not now and maybe not ever.
Everyone’s come to know that the BlackBerry 10 release date for US customers is coming in a few weeks’ time at the very most…irritatingly behind the likes of the UK and Canada. What’s more, we also know for sure that T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and AT&T will all offering the BlackBerry Z10, which so far seems to be off to a hugely impressive start.
However, Sprint has for some reason been anything but won over by the BlackBerry Z10’s specs, features or growing reputation, therefore has officially slammed the door in the face of the device and has no intention of offering it.
Strangely thought, they have at the same time opened the back door to welcome the QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry Q10 and will indeed be right behind its launch efforts, whenever its release date eventually arrives.
According to the network, the belief if that customers of Sprint will for the most part have much great interest in the BlackBerry Q10 than the touchscreen Z10. To a certain extent this stands to reason as BlackBerry devotees were for the most part won over by QWERTY keyboards as standard in the first place, but what about the tens of thousands of newcomers looking for a touchscreen BlackBerry 10 experience? Why leave a small army out in the cold?
Bizarre to say the least as there is little to no arguing with the fact that Sprint would surely have been much better off delivering both devices to its legions across the US, instead of effectively making their minds up for them.
Nevertheless, we’ll have to wait for the release date to roll around in order to see how the BlackBerry Q10 gets on, but early indications suggest big things in 2013 for both the Q10 and its Z10 sibling.