In the early hours of yesterday morning, BlackBerry announced their new re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, along with two new 4G-enabled smartphones – the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.

According to BlackBerry, the new platform is robust and reliable, and will offer a faster, smarter and smoother experience than any other BlackBerry before. Designed to support, learn and adapt to the way you work and share, BlackBerry 10 has a modern design and highly-discoverable gesture-based interface.

UPDATE: Friday 22 March

We’re pleased to confirm that you can purchase the Blackberry Z10 now from our online store: …right now!


I know it’s taken us a while to get back to you, but I’m happy to tell you the 4G-enabled BlackBerry Z10 will be hitting Telstra shelves on Tuesday 26 March.

Exclusive to Telstra, our customers will also be the first in Australia to be able to purchase the BlackBerry Z10 in white.


From Tuesday 26 March 2013, Telstra Business customers will be able to take up the BlackBerry Z10 at Telstra stores for $0 upfront on the $49.95 Telstra Mobile Connect Plan for 24 months, with 2GB of data of internet usage in Australia per month and all data included when using eligible work applications in Australia through BlackBerry Balance. Excludes usage to and from the device when a device is roaming overseas.  Additional charges apply for voice, SMS and excess data usage applies for internet usage.  Min cost over 24 months is $1198.90.

Consumer customers can purchase the BlackBerry Z10 on a $60 Every Day Connect™ Plan with a $7 handset repayment per month (after using MRO bonus), with $600 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. Min cost over 24 months is $1608.

You can also purchase the BlackBerry Z10 for $696 outright.

The BlackBerry Z10 is not compatible with BES or BIS plans and customers who take up the BlackBerry Z10 will not be able to take up a BES or BIS plans.

Telstra has confirmed it will range the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 when they come to Australia. Register your interest here and stay tuned for more details on pricing and availability.

Blackberry Z10 – Quick Look – Telstra Mobile:

What do you think about the new BlackBerry devices?

BlackBerry Z10:


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BlackBerry Z10 camera – Time Shift Mode:


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