News about its launch in the US and Australia has been brewing pre-orders and buzz before the launch, but one of the more resounding news is the fact that Sprint, supposed the third U.S carrier, will not be carrying the Z10.
However, All Things D reports that there might be a good reason for its decision: a BB10 full-touch screen handset that's waiting to be released by BlackBerry.
According to Digital Trends, this phone may be another one of the six BB10 handsets that have been announced for release this 2013. The question now is what segment of the market the modified touch screen phone will be aiming to hit.
Sprint has already confirmed that it will carry the Q10, announcing it as early as January of this year, reports PC Mag.
Takeover for Lenovo
"External growth remains a question of opportunities," said Yang Yuanqing, CEO for Lenovo said in a statement to NDTV. "As for BlackBerry, the file could eventually make sense, but I must first analyze the market and understand the exact weight of this company."
While this may seem like something of a defeat for BlackBerry, its CEO Thorsten Heins continues with the proud stride of the BB10 release even without denying the possibility of a takeover.
"There are other constituents in the process that need to be involved-if there would be anything," he said to TechRadar.
Some don't even believe the takeover to be possible, including Morningstar Inc analyst Brian Colello. He said to NDTV, "An acquisition might be difficult. My understanding is that Canada treats the copany and its patents as a bit of a crown jewel and would not rule lightly on a takeover."
For the meantime, BlackBerry continues to keep people posted with its shares, which reportedly rose by 26% for the year, adds TechRadar. More reports will come in by March 28 during an investors' conference call.
BlackBerry is also set to release in the US and Australia in the coming weeks, with more countries in line for launches in the coming months, and the possibility of the Q10's release in the works.
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