I always find it a bit sad when it takes BlackBerry weeks to announce something they already did. Well over 2 weeks ago we told you that BlackBerry was selling unlocked devices on their ShopBlackBerry website. Well now they got wise to it and actually posted their own announcement. Not sure what took so long but so far they are in the US only. So far they have the Q10 and Z10. Check out the announcement below:
ShopBlackBerry.com Launches Sales of Unlocked BlackBerry Smartphones in the U.S.
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 17, 2013) – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that customers in the U.S. can purchase unlocked BlackBerry smartphones online directly from BlackBerry on ShopBlackBerry.com.
The first models available for purchase on ShopBlackBerry.com are the BlackBerry(R) Z10 and BlackBerry(R) Q10 smartphones, which are available in both the black and white color models. The smartphones are SIM-unlocked, allowing customers to use them on GSM-based 4G LTE and 4G networks in the U.S. (AT&T, T-Mobile) and other countries around the world with carriers who operate supported GSM networks.
"For years we have been offering BlackBerry accessories directly to our customers on ShopBlackBerry.com and today we are pleased to launch direct sales of unlocked BlackBerry smartphones," said Robert Perry, vice president, Global Retail at BlackBerry. "Our first two breakthrough BlackBerry 10 smartphones are the first to be launched, and we expect to make additional BlackBerry smartphones available on an unlocked basis in the U.S., as well as other markets around the world."
In addition to offering the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones, ShopBlackBerry.com offers a variety of accessories, such as carry solutions, chargers and audio peripherals, for all BlackBerry smartphones.