Vodacom today launched the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in SA. This smartphone is now available from Vodacom World in Midrand and will be available from other Vodacom stores on 22 February 2013.
The BlackBerry Z10 is available on contract at R479 per month and the offer will include:
- 75 voice minutes, 150 SMS & 575 MB x 24 months
- Unlimited BBM texting until 31 May 2013. A new BBM VAS offer will be launched from 1 June 2013; pricing information will be available closer to launch.
The BlackBerry Internet Service is not available on BlackBerry 10 but it is available on earlier BlackBerry devices; this includes all BlackBerry devices on OS7.1 and earlier. This means users will have to start using data bundles like the rest of the smartphone world.
The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone based on the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, which we were very impressed with at the recent launch. The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet.
Phil Patel, Chief Officer of the Consumer Business Unit at Vodacom said: “We’re delighted that today our customers are among the first in Africa to experience the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10. We’ll also be launching the BlackBerry Z10 LTE which will be available at stores by mid March, so our customers can look forward to enjoying the new features on the BlackBerry Z10 and a great internet mobile experience”.
“The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new mobile computing platform for BlackBerry customers. With BlackBerry 10, every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers moving,” said Alexandra Zagury, managing director at BlackBerry for South and Southern Africa.