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BlackBerry Z10 comes to U.S. early for $999.00

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2013 9:40 User comments (5)

BlackBerry Z10 comes to U.S. early for $999.00 Mobile service provider Solavei brings BlackBerry 10-equipped BlackBerry Z10 smartphone to the United States a month early, but it will cost you almost a thousand dollars.
It is listed on GSM Nation - Solavei's retail partner - for a whopping $999.00. The smartphone is slated to launch in the United States in mid-March, but for those who can't wait that long and don't care about the lack of a subsidy, Solavei comes to the rescue.

Solavei is a contract-free mobile service provider that piggy backs on T-Mobile's national network, offering customers an unlimited voice, SMS and data plan for $49 per month, and provides financial incentives for signing other people up to the service.

It does not spend much money on advertising - relying instead on encouraging customers to recruit - and it will not provide similarly generous subsidies that major carriers in the U.S. do (typically coupled with a long-term contract.)

The BlackBerry Z10 is already available in the United Kingdom and in Canada, and was technically due to hit the U.S. market next month.

"We believe in giving our members access to the latest phones and wireless capabilities," said Ryan Wuerch, founder and CEO of Solavei.

"Solavei not only gives its members the opportunity to pay less for unlimited mobile service, but even the opportunity to earn income by sharing Solavei with others."

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5 user comments

111.2.2013 12:52

Can we say price gouging much? People who actually buy this; well I hope you see value, but money well spent in other areas.

211.2.2013 19:51

Hardly anyone gives a crap about blackberry anything these days. In the past they were great for business users but now the market is just too flooded with less costly alternatives. I'm sure you could get an android phone with similar, if not better, specs for half the price.

312.2.2013 0:03

This needs a couple of edits.

"We believe in giving our members [insert: with big wallets] access to the latest phones and wireless capabilities..."

"Solavei not only gives its members the opportunity to pay less for unlimited mobile service, but even the opportunity to earn income by sharing Solavei with others (in other words, trick others to buy them!)."

412.2.2013 0:20

I think I'll buy me a about 2 dozen of them and use them for Christmas tree ornaments.


20 Year U.S.Army Veteran.Vietnam 1969-1972 101st Abn.Div.

512.2.2013 16:38

Not a "Blackberry" really anymore as it looks no different than all other Android smart phones but with BB crap sftwre.

Almost nobody will pay that gouging price for a regular phone much less a BB that is inevitably going DOOOOOWWWWWWWWWNNN.

If I worked for BB.........I'd quit and find a new job before they fold.

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