Leaks Start Naming Dates For BlackBerry 10 Phone Availability

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OK, so RIM’s got its big BlackBerry 10 shindig on January 30, and the actual phones are supposed to hit carriers soon after, but just when? So far, there’s been a lot of guesswork focused on February and March, but no real dates singled-out. Today, we’ve got two to look at, thanks to a pair of leaks.

First up, a leak out of Bell in Canada (and who better to know about BlackBerry than a Canadian carrier) names February 28 for when it will first have BB10 hardware ready to sell. It doesn’t name which phone we’re talking about here, but the Z10 is the logical candidate.

Then there’s T-Mobile, and a leaked roadmap identifies the BlackBerry Lisbon (L-series, and therefore again the Z10) arriving all the way out on March 27. That’s a bit farther off than we were hoping for, so maybe T-Mobile will just be late to the party.

Separately on that T-Mobile roadmap, there’s some weird stuff going on, like an LG-made Nexus 7 tablet; an oversight, perhaps? At the bottom, it mentions the transition to all Value plans (i.e., no more subsidies) on March 17. If what we’ve heard is accurate, the carrier could be getting the iPhone very soon after.

Source: BGR, TmoNews

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