If you’re a Canadian and you’re waiting to get your hands on a Blackberry 10 device then you’re in luck. Well, that is of course if you have service with Rogers. Currently you can reserve, or pre-order, your future Blackberry 10 handset online through Rogers. The promotion started on December 17 and requires just a $40 down payment.
There are stipulations though. You have to have a fully registered My Rogers account, and you can only reserve one device per mobile number. Unfortunately, if you were planning on pre-ordering more than one Blackberry 10 device you won’t be able to. Your Rogers account must also be in good standing.
Once you’ve placed your pre-order, you are placed in an existing queue to get a BB10 device at launch. This does not necessarily mean that you will receive your device right at launch, but you will receive a device as soon as everyone before you in the queue has.
In addition, you can pick up your new device in a Rogers store when BB10 finally launches.
Much as, you would expect, Rogers issued a press release to the public, outlining the new BB10 pre-order system.
Rogers Press Release
Rogers to Carry BlackBerry 10 in Early 2013 on LTE Network Rogers customers among first in the world to reserve BlackBerry 10 on Rogers Reservation System starting today
BlackBerry 10 all-touch device to be powered by Canada’s fastest LTE network in the most places
TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications, Canada’s leading diversified communications and media company, announced today it will offer customers BlackBerry 10 in early 2013 on the Rogers LTE network, and priority access to beat the line and reserve a device starting today through the Rogers Reservation System. Rogers customers will be among the first in the world to reserve BlackBerry 10 devices in advance of retail availability.
“Building on our history of innovative firsts, we are excited to offer our customers the opportunity to be among the first in the world to reserve their BlackBerry 10 device,” said John Boynton, executive vice president marketing, chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications. “Rogers was the first carrier in Canada to launch BlackBerry, and the first in Canada to launch an LTE network. We look forward to adding BlackBerry 10 to the largest selection of LTE devices available in Canada – all powered by the Rogers LTE network, Canada’s fastest network in the most places*.”
The Rogers Reservation System is available to current Rogers wireless customers across Canada. Customers can reserve a device by visiting Rogers.com under My Account. Full details about BlackBerry 10 including, pricing, availability and specifications, will be announced in early 2013. For more information, visit: http://www.blackberry.com/BlackBerry10.
*Based on tests comparing download speeds on the Rogers LTE network vs. competitors’ LTE network with Rogers LTE coverage area.
Other Carriers That Are Offering BB10 Pre-Orders
Unfortunately, there are no US carriers allowing BB10 device pre-orders at this time. However, some mobile carriers in the UK are allowing you to register your personal information so that they can notify you as soon as BB10 is available. To be more specific, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U in the UK are allowing BB10 registrations currently.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering from Rogers, or registering your information with the other two UK carriers see the relevant links below. Otherwise, the rest of you will just have to wait a little while longer. As of today there are just 41 days left until the launch of Blackberry 10 on January 31st.
You can expect more mobile carriers to start allowing device pre-orders sometime soon.
If you’d like to pre-order a BB10 device, through Rogers you can do so here.
If you’d like to register your information to be notified about BB10 devices, through Carphone Warehouse in the UK you can do so here.
If you’d like to register your information to be notified about BB10 devices, through Phones4U in the UK you can do so here.
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