New BlackBerrys coming to UK, Canada in next week

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Associated Press

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 30 at 1:04 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The first in a new generation of long-awaited BlackBerrys will go on sale in the next week in Canada and the United Kingdom, but won't be released in the U.S. until March.

Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins, who runs the company that makes the BlackBerry, announced the timetable at New York event where the new smartphones were unveiled after lengthy delays.

A model called the Z10 will go on sale Thursday in the U.K. Prices will vary by wireless carriers. The Z10 will be released in Canada on Feb. 5 and will cost about $150 with a three-year contract.

Heins says the Z10 and another model called the Q10 won't come to the U.S. until March. He didn't say how much the smartphone will cost.

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