BlackBerry 10 goes on sale in Australia today. March 18, 2013. Optus and Telstra will begin taking pre-orders today to ship, respectively on March 25 and 26, 2013. Retailers such as Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Fone Zone will also have the phone on stock.
The new smartphone will arrive in the country with support for 4G LTE networks there, while capable of providing users with a new mobile experience, based on QNX onto which the BlackBerry 10 OS is built upon.
“We are confident that Australians will love the new BlackBerry Z10, running on the new BlackBerry 10 platform, because it offers users something they will have never experienced before,” said Thorsten Heins, president & CEO, BlackBerry, in Australia for the launch.
“This revolutionary new platform continuously adapts to you. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving, whether at work or at play.”
“BlackBerry 10 is a robust and reliable platform that is smooth and responsive. It has a modern design and a gesture-based interface that is highly discoverable. It is designed to support, learn, and adapt to the way you work and share.”