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RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event (live blog)

Coverage of the launch of BlackBerry 10.

  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:07:47 PM
    BlackBerry 10 is an entirely new way of thinking on an entirely new platform, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:08:15 PM
    In the U.S., the carriers will begin announcing pre-registration and price plans today. Just not at this event.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:08:30 PM
    The Z10 availability in March in the U.S.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:08:44 PM
    The Z10 will price at $149 for a three-year contract. Ouch.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:08:51 PM
    It'll be available in Canada in Feb. 5.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:09:07 PM
    In the U.K., the Z10 will be available tomorrow with all the carriers.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:09:14 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:09:24 PM
    Yikes, the phones will be available in March in the U.S.? That's rough!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:09:38 PM
    At least the U.S. doesn't have three-year contracts...that is too much.
  • John Falcone 1/30/2013 4:09:39 PM
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:09:45 PM
    That's great but no specific U.S. carrier stated.
  • John Falcone 1/30/2013 4:09:57 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:10:14 PM
    Heins references a lot of speculation out in the market.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:10:16 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:10:42 PM
    We are engaging in discussions with artists to inspire future of BB, as well as with working moms. Our goal is to improve their lives, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:11:03 PM
    BlackBerry is creating a new position: global creative director. Someone on the top of her field, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:11:20 PM
    Okay, so it's a celebrity.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:11:32 PM
    An original BB power user, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:11:43 PM
    Alicia Keys is BB's Global Creative Director.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:11:49 PM
    Hello, I didn't even get a shot at the job!
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:11:58 PM
    OK I'm stunned. Really.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:12:15 PM
    Backing up to the U.S. carriers, all the four national carriers will get it eventually.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:12:22 PM
    That's AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:12:33 PM
    Alicia Keys is suited up and looks pretty good.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:12:33 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:12:35 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:12:37 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:12:50 PM
    Heins notes that Alicia Keys was a longtime BB user, but she left the platform.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:13:12 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:13:14 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:13:18 PM
    Keys: I was in a long-term relationship with BB, but I noticed hotter, sexier phones at the gym. But I missed how BB organized her life. Then she had two phones (I was playing the field).
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:13:35 PM
    Keys: I'm exclusively "dating" BB again.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:13:55 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:13:57 PM
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:13:59 PM
    Alicia Keys back with BlackBerry, now that's news man!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:14:01 PM
    FYI...you'll notice that the announcements for availability and pricing was for the Z10 only...no word on the Q10.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:14:15 PM
    It's looking like the Q10, which is what I would want, isn't coming until Q2 at least.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:15:10 PM
    I am trying to picture Alicia Keys rolling into Waterloo for a 10 am project meeting.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:15:36 PM
    Just a reminder, the Z10 is the touchscreen phone, while the Q10 is the keyboard phone.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:16:10 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:16:52 PM
    Alicia Keys only sounding slightly interested as she reads of the teleprompter.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:17:55 PM
    I have to wonder how legit this job is for Alicia Keys. Does she have an office in Waterloo?
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:18:13 PM
    Or did RIM just pay a lot of celebrities a lot of money?
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:18:32 PM
    Not that I would blame RIM. Samsung's been doing it for a long time.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:19:11 PM
    You heard it folks, Alicia says the new BlackBerrys are fly.
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