Well folks, the wait is over. If you've been holding out for a BlackBerry Z10 device (without having to pay out the nose f
or one), today is your day, provided you're willing to sign a two-year service agreement with AT&T, the first U.S. carrier to start offering BlackBerry's flagship smartphone to home consumers.
T-Mobile began selling the BlackBerry Z10 more than a week ago
, but only to business customers, and they had to pay $250 (also with a two-year contract). It will go on sale to regular customers at the end of this month.
If you're a Verizon customer, the BlackBerry Z10 is available to pre-order and will also ship by the end of the month. Like AT&T, it runs $200 with a two-year service agreement, though Verizon is the only carrier offering the Z10 in a white color option
The Z10 is BlackBerry's first device to run the company's BlackBerry 10 (BB10) software. There's a lot riding on a successful launch, and so far BlackBerry has reason to be optimistic. It's already received big orders
for the Z10, and developers are on board as well, fleshing out the BB10 store
with 100,000 apps, adding 30,000 in the past two months alone.