*Post updated to include video footage from the event — Ed.
You’ve been asking for it and it has arrived. The BlackBerry Z10 is now available for purchase in the U.S. We were on hand at the BlackBerry Experience event in New York City to capture all the action and excitement. We then headed downtown to witness the first official BlackBerry Z10 being sold on American soil at midnight on March 22, 2013.
Here’s Manny, an eager fan who “just had to be the first” to get his hands on the new BlackBerry Z10 in the United States. He was met with cheers from the crowd as he held up his newly activated device.
Just up the street, and a few hours earlier in Times Square, we celebrated the launch with fans, retailers, partners and a few surprise musical acts. Folks got a chance to go hands-on with the BlackBerry Z10 and were treated to performances from Janelle Monae, Young the Giant and DJ Ztrip & friends Questlove and Ludacris. It was truly a special evening for all.
As BlackBerry 10 continues to roll out in markets across the globe, stay tuned to the Inside BlackBerry Blog to know when BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be coming to a region near you. Have you picked up your BlackBerry Z10 yet? Share your experience with the community in the comments below.