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If good things come to those who wait, the BlackBerry Q10 must be spectacular.
BlackBerry is hinting once again that it may be a while before its new keyboard-equipped smartphone makes it to the U.S.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins told the Associated Press that “rigid” carrier testing could delay the Q10′s release by up to ten weeks after the release of the Z10, which is expected in mid-March.. Translation? Americans may not see the Q10 until June — and even that’s not a sure thing.
That wait time is bad news for consumers, but it’s certainly worse for BlackBerry, which has had to delay BlackBerry 10 multiple times already.
While it’s going to be a while before the new BlackBerry phones make to the U.S., there’s reason to believe that they’ll be pretty successful when they do arrive. According to Heins, early sales of the Z10 in the UK are looking pretty good. “[Sales are] beyond expectations,” he told the AP while declining to give exact numbers.
That’s promising news for BlackBerry, whose biggest enemy right now is the ticking of the clock.
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