BlackBerry Z10 availability. (Photo : BlackBerry)
Wondering when the BlackBerry Z10 will be available in your country? BlackBerry has a new feature on it blog called the Global Availability Tracker.
It's less a high-tech tracker and more an alphabetical list of countries that have the Z10 available for sale. But it's official, straight from the folks at BlackBerry, so at least you know it's correct.
Currently, there's only been one iteration of the "tracker," but BlackBerry promises to keep it updated.
Unfortunately, the list only breaks down Z10 availability by country; there's no simple way to tell which carriers in a particular country have the phone. Fortunately, that's why we're here.
In the United States, the BlackBerry Z10 is currently available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. AT&T got the phone last week, T-Mobile got it on Tuesday, and it debuts on Verizon today.
At AT&T and Verizon, the Z10 is $199.99 with a two-year contract. Now that T-Mobile has its new contract-free pricing structure, the Z10 is $99.99 upfront, with a $20 monthly charge that goes away after two years when the phone is paid off.
As for Sprint, the company initially declined to carry the Z10 in favor of the QWERTY keyboard-enabled BlackBerry Q10, due out in the new few months. But inside sources say Sprint may release a "version 2.0" of the Z10 later this year.
In addition, BlackBerry is planning to release three or four more phone models this year, one of which could be a phone for Sprint similar to the Z10.
The BlackBerry Z10 features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 plus processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4.2-inch 1280x768 display, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video, 16GB of internal storage, an SD card slot and runs the newly revamped BlackBerry 10 operating system.
Check back for the latest information on the BlackBerry Z10 as it becomes available.