Northern, WI 04/10/2013 (usastockreport) – The largest mobile phone carrier in Canada, Rogers Communications Inc (TSE:RCI.B) (Closed: CAD51.73, Up by 0.08%) will be the first to offer the Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s (Closed: $14.85, Up by 1.23%) Q10 in the country. This handset is the latest in the range of Blackberry Smartphone devices and sports the trademark keyboard. Die-hard Blackberry brand-followers never really took fancy to the Z10 which was a touch screen device somewhat like the iPhone. A large percentage of Blackberry users are corporate or businesspeople and still prefer the functionality that Blackberry has been offering on their older, bold versions.
U.K given precedence
The Q10 will run on the super-fast 2600-megahertz LTE spectrum and the opening cost of the device will be $197(C$199.99). Customers will sign-up for the three-year contract said the Toronto-based Rogers. No specific release date has been announced by the company and it has only said that that the device will be in the market in the coming weeks. Last week, Blackberry had said that pre-ordering of the Q10 will commence in the United Kingdom which was the country where it was launched first. This was the same roll-out strategy that the company had adopted with the previously-launched Z10.
The touch screen handset had made an appearance in the U.S market close to two months after its U.K release. The Waterloo, Ontario-based Blackberry said that availability details of the Q10 in other markets will be available shortly.