AT&T Plans to Launch BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 Smartphones Powered by BlackBerry 10, for Consumer and Business Customers

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:15am EST

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DALLAS,  Jan. 30, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --  AT&T* today announced plans to offer
the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10  smartphones  powered by BlackBerry
10. The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to launch with the
re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, offering
customers a powerful and unique new mobile experience. It is the fastest and
most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, with a smarter experience that
continuously adapts to a customer's needs. The BlackBerry Q10 comes with a
physical QWERTY keyboard that BlackBerry fans have loved for years, while the
BlackBerry Z10 offers an impressive touchscreen keyboard that provides a modern
and easy typing experience. 

"BlackBerry is back. AT&T was the first carrier to launch BlackBerry smartphones
and services in the U.S. and we are pleased to offer the fully re-designed and
modern OS to our customers," said  Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices
and Developer Services,  AT&T Mobility. "The new BlackBerry 10 platform is a
fresh take on today's smartphones with all the key features BlackBerry fanatics
need, including a refreshed version of RIM's unbeatable email solution, a better
browser experience and easy access to all their messages in BlackBerry Hub."

"The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for BlackBerry
customers. Combined with the  4G LTE network  and service plans from AT&T,
BlackBerry Z10 customers will be delighted with a re-invented communication
experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple social networks, and
the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them," said  Carlo Chiarello,
EVP, Global Smartphone Business at RIM.

The BlackBerry Z10 will be the first BlackBerry smartphone to run on AT&T 4G
LTE, part of the nation's largest 4G network covering 288 million people.**  

BlackBerry 10 is a re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry
platform that creates a powerful and unique new mobile experience. BlackBerry 10
gives customers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to
their needs with advancements such as:

* Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub  -  A new mobile computing paradigm
where  what matters to customers is always only one swipe away  
* Keyboard  -  Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and
more accurately  
* BBM  (BlackBerry Messenger) -  Allows customers to share things with the
people that matter to them in an instant  
* BlackBerry Balance  technology - Protects what is important to customers and
the businesses they work for.

With the launch of the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 platform, AT&T business
and government customers will now have an additional option to choose from when
deciding which Mobile Enterprise Mobility Management solution best serves their
needs.

For more information, please visit  http://www.att.com/blackberryz10.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select
markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.  

BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos are
the property of Research In Motion Limited. RIM is not responsible for any third
party products or services.

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most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T
operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in  the United States 
and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi,
high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It
also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse®  and AT&T │DIRECTV
brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one
of the most advanced in the world.  

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SOURCE  AT&T Inc.


Stacey Harth, AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-404-986-1833,
stacey.harth@att.com

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