Today has been a good day for the BlackBerry faithful; not only was an OS update issued for the PlayBook but today BlackBerry also announced that ShopBlackBerry will begin selling unlocked phones in Canada. We first saw this offered to BlackBerry users in the US, and most recently it also rolled out to the UK. The BlackBerry Q10, in white (currently out of stock) and black, is available for $499, the Q5 is priced at $349 in black, pink, white and red, the Z10 in white and black is priced at $299, and the Z30 is priced at $550.79. Unfortunately, the Z30 is currently out of stock; hopefully this gets replenished as the Z30 has not only gotten great user reviews but most recently won TechnoBuffalo’s Best SmartPhone Reader’s Choice – Mobile Madness. See the official press release below:
Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that beginning later today, customers in Canada will be able to purchase SIM-unlocked GSM models of the BlackBerry® Z30, BlackBerry® Z10, BlackBerry® Q10 and BlackBerry® Q5 smartphones directly from BlackBerry on the ShopBlackBerry.com site for Canada at http://ca.ShopBlackBerry.com.
All the BlackBerry® 10 smartphones available on the site will be compatible with GSM-based 4G LTE and 4G networks in Canada, as well as other countries around the world with carriers who operate supported GSM networks.
ShopBlackBerry.com also has an assortment of accessories for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry OS models. Customers will find a variety of carrying solutions, chargers and audio peripherals available for purchase.
The BlackBerry 10 smartphones are also available from leading wireless carriers and retailers in Canada.
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