News by Andrew Kameka on Monday March 04, 2013.
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Sprint was the only carrier at the BlackBerry Z10 launch event not to announce that it would offer the BlackBerry Z10 on its network, and the third-place U.S. carrier has since confirmed that it will not sell the flagship BlackBerry 10 smartphone. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon all expressed intentions to sell the BlackBerry Z10, but Sprint mentioned only the BlackBerry Q10, the more traditional BlackBerry smartphone model that has a portrait QWERTY keyboard. Some hoped that Sprint might simply be biding time or waiting to finalize plans, but those hoping to see a Sprint BlackBerry Z10 can cease hoping.
Bloomberg reports that Sprint will be the only major carrier in the U.S. not to offer the BlackBerry Z10. Sprint executive Mark J Elliot confirmed that the carrier is instead focusing on the BlackBerry Q10 expected to launch weeks after the Z10 goes on sale. That means Sprint will not offer a BlackBerry 10 smartphone until April at the earliest, but it's possible that the wait could be extended several weeks.source: Bloomberg, via: Phone Arena
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