At the end of the launch keynote Thorsten Heins made a great announcement for those of us at the launch events. They announced that everyone will be walking home with a BlackBerry Z10 of their own to test out. No word on carriers and such but that is a great way to get your platform into the hands of the movers and shakers in these key countries.
Now if only carriers in the US could get their act together and launch BlackBerry 10. I have been using the Z10 on AT&T for over a week now and its rock solid. I hate when carriers drag their feet. Either way expect a brisk business of unlocked BlackBerry Z10 devices making their way across the border from Canada.