Just a few days ago I reported that AT&T had opened up pre-orders for the Blackberry Z10 here in the States. In a partnership with AT&T, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile are also offering customers a chance to pre-order a Blackberry Z10. Some folks have service with other carriers, however, like Verizon.
Unfortunately, when I first featured that story here at Blackberry Rocks little information had released about a Z10 launch on other carrier networks. Today I have some exciting news to share with Verizon customers! Verizon has now opened up pre-orders for the Blackberry Z10!
The Z10 will be available from Verizon for $199 with a 2-year contract. It’s slated to ship on March 28th, which is just a few weeks away! In addition, Verizon is offering both the white and black variants of the Z10, and just in case you didn’t know, the white model is a Verizon exclusive, at least for now. That means if you want a snazzy white Blackberry Z10, you’ll have to buy it through Big Red.
Here’s the link for anyone that wants to get a headstart and pre-order the device: Blackberry Z10 from Verizon.
Blackberry Z10 Recap
In light of all the recent pre-order openings, let’s quickly do a recap of the Blackberry Z10 and what it has to offer!
Exclusive features like the Blackberry Hub, Time Shift Camera and Blackberry Messenger make an excellent choice for anyone interested in the Blackberry World. Hell, they would actually benefit anyone that want a fresh mobile experience. Blackberry 10 actually does offer something new and innovative.
Blackberry Hub allows you instant access to all of your messages, notifications and social media updates all neatly organized in one place. You can always access Blackberry Hub no matter what application or task is open, with just a single swipe gesture. You can also respond natively to any of the messages, emails or notifications without leaving the Hub.
The Blackberry 10 predictive keyboard essentially learns your typing patterns and style. Just like a proprietary third party keyboard offered on alternate platforms (Swiftkey) the keyboard calibrates based on how you type. That means if you continuously push the wrong button, the keyboard will learn what you actually were trying to do and correct accordingly. You can also choose word suggestions simply by swiping up with a finger. It truly does offer a quick and seamless experience.
The Time Shift Camera feature allows you to rewind time, just to capture that perfect photo. Trying to get a beautiful shot of the kids while on vacation, but one of them is just always making a face? That’s no problem, you can just use the Time Shift Feature to find that perfect moment and preserve it.
Blackberry Messenger has always been one of the strengths of the Blackberry platform. It’s a proprietary communication service that allows you to connect with anyone that uses a Blackberry device. Newly introduced in Blackberry 10 is the integrated video chat feature that allows you to chat instantly with other Blackberry 10 owners face to face, even when you’re far away. You can also share what’s right on your screen, like documents, photos and web pages. BBM is essentially one giant social sharing network.
The Blackberry 10 mobile browser is one of the fastest out there right now. It supports all the latest web standards like Flash and HTML5 to ensure that you’ll never have an issue when browsing the web. You can also share any page instantly with a simple tap of the designated “share” button.
Of course, there’s a lot more to Blackberry 10 then what I’ve listed above. To find out what the platform has to offer you’ll just have to give it a try! Trust me when I say you won’t be disappointed.
I’ll let you in on a little secret too: keep your eyes peeled here at Blackberry Rocks for an exclusive in-depth review and hands on with the Blackberry Z10!