BlackBerry Z10 'will be available across the US in a few short weeks'

BlackBerry has provided great news for US customers foaming at the mouth to get their hands on the new BlackBerry 10 platform.

The Waterloo-based company tweeted from its official Twitter account: "BlackBerry 10 will be available across the US in a few short weeks," indicating the release is still on track.  

During BlackBerry's media event at the end of January to show off BlackBerry 10, the company announced the BlackBerry Z10 handset was launching on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon sometime in mid-March. Despite the latest update on availability, BlackBerry and carriers are still reluctant to give a firm release date.

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The BlackBerry Z10 launched in several countries in late-January. Speaking at the BlackBerry Jam developer conference in Amsterdam this month, European managing director Stephen Bates said: "The response we have seen exceeded all of our launch partners' expectations." And he added: "Our partners have told us that they have sold out in some of their key locations".

A leak earlier this month hinted that the BlackBerry Z10 would be launching on T-Mobile on 27 March, later in the month than we expected. We'll be on the look out for official confirmation from all carriers.

The Qwerty packed BlackBerry Q10 is expected to launch in the US in May or June.