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Sprint will not offer BlackBerry Z10

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2013 10:36 User comments (7)

Sprint will not offer BlackBerry Z10 Sprint has announced today that it will be the only major U.S. carrier to not offer BlackBerry's flagship Z10 model.
Instead, the carrier will offer the QWERTY keyboard-based Q10.

"We aren't saying there's anything different about our customers," says Mark Elliott, s Sprint spokesperson. "We think our customers will be happy with the qwerty keyboard and touch screen on the Q10."

T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T have all announced they will offer the touchscreen Z10, and BlackBerry itself says they expect the Z10 to outsell the Q10 by a 3-to-1 margin.

So far, the Z10 has sold well where it has been available, such as Canada and the UK. The Z10 will go on sale in March, and the Q10 in April.

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7 user comments

13.3.2013 12:17
jamie19771
Unverified new user

I guess that Sprint has their hands tied with Apple. They have to buy so many iphones every year and with Apple now loosing market share the last thing Sprint needs it to have a phone that will cut deeply into iphone sales. Sprint will loose some customers over this but it would cost them less than having to buy a bunch of iphones they can't sell. Stupid deal on Sprints part and now they will pay for it. The z10 is expected to sell 3 to 1 better than the q10 so looks like they will sell some blackberrys but could loose alot of users also.

23.3.2013 12:39

it's not that at all thats the issue let me explain sprint is a stupid company let me explain i live in washington state where i live at we have 1 sprint store and what makes this interresting is the sprint store has a mini cell tower on it roof so the phones work in the store but if you look at there coverage the store is in the middle of a dead zone yep that sells phones really good huh place your service in the middle of a dead zone and its not a small dead zone its a 50 mile radius dead zone and they say we offer great service to our customers no you dont we have the phones that are customers want no you dont and we carry the latest tablets that everyone wants no you don't so what do you carry moron employees that sell a product in the middle of a dead zone wow really smart

33.3.2013 17:49
IsMarkWright
Unverified new user

If I was a Sprint customer and wanted a Z10 this would be unacceptable, especially when every other major carrier will carry the Z10. If I were BB this would be unacceptable....I'd tell Sprint you either carry both phones like everyone else or no Q10.

Furthermore, 1/3 to 1/2 of current Z10 sales are coming from former iphone and S3 users....and they are giving better reviews to the new phone over the old device. It makes NO SENSE for Sprint to not carry a phone that is better than what they are currently providing and LOSE business.

I think BB should play hard ball with Sprint and say no Q10. Sure the lack of sales will hurt, but they are going to see more sales with the Z10 anyways. I think Sprint would eventually relent if BB demanded they carry the Z10....Sprint could potentially lose hundreds of thousands of customers who are seeking the new BB10 os.

43.3.2013 18:38
bjh123
Unverified new user

I agree I lost interest in bb after the whole bold 9000 ordeal with att. Now that I regain some interest sprint refuses to carry might just have to call tmobile.

53.3.2013 19:05

Does anyone really care.I sure don't.I have been with T-mobile since 2005.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Mar 2013 @ 19:07

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63.3.2013 22:32
IsMarkWright
Unverified new user

Originally posted by JST1946:
Does anyone really care.I sure don't.I have been with T-mobile since 2005.
If you are a Sprint customer then yes you care about this issue...if your carrier refuses to carry the next best phone because they "supposedly" made a crappy deal with a previous vendor....that is on them not the customer. I think Sprint is going to be in the middle of a whirlwind very soon and one of their own making.

74.3.2013 4:09

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
it's not that at all thats the issue let me explain sprint is a stupid company let me explain i live in washington state where i live at we have 1 sprint store and what makes this interresting is the sprint store has a mini cell tower on it roof so the phones work in the store but if you look at there coverage the store is in the middle of a dead zone yep that sells phones really good huh place your service in the middle of a dead zone and its not a small dead zone its a 50 mile radius dead zone and they say we offer great service to our customers no you dont we have the phones that are customers want no you dont and we carry the latest tablets that everyone wants no you don't so what do you carry moron employees that sell a product in the middle of a dead zone wow really smart
Punctuation. It's not for everybody..
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