This is a nice boost for BlackBerry in Australia. Telstra awarded the BlackBerry Z10 their coveted “Blue Tick” which means it has passed their rigorous testing for rural coverage. As CrackBerrypoints out most of the BlackBerry Z10’s competition does not have the Blue Tick. That means the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are not rated well for their ability to hold a cell signal in rural areas. Before this the only approved Blue Tick BlackBerry devices were the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and 9810. On a side note Telstra also has a limited exclusive on the white BlackBerry Z10 until June.
Check out the details on the Blue Tick here or watch a video on Telstra’s signal testing below: