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Verizon BlackBerry Z10 available March 28, pre-orders start tomorrow

Verizon BlackBerry Z10 available March 28, pre-orders start tomorrow

Last month, BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) unveiled the BlackBerry Z10, the company's latest smartphone that looks to take on the flagship devices of other major mobile platforms. We already know that the new device will be making its way to Verizon, but we weren't sure of the exact date. However, Verizon has come out and said that the Z10 will be available starting on March 28, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow morning at 8 am ET.

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$200 is just too much for the BlackBerry Z10

$200 is just too much for the BlackBerry Z10

I liked BlackBerry's Z10. Not enough to have it replace my current phone, mind, but enough to give it a reasonable rating, and to believe that BlackBerry, AT&T and Verizon are having a laugh if they think $200 is the right price. AT&T waded into the Z10 preorder field today with the announcement that, just like Verizon told us it would earlier this month, be asking $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement for the first of the BlackBerry 10 phones. That's par for the course for a new flagship, but it's also much, much more than BlackBerry should be targeting.

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ComScore: Samsung rises as Android falls

ComScore: Samsung rises as Android falls

This month's ComScore results for Smartphone Platform Market Share and Smartphone OEM Market Share show first that Apple is rising while Android falls. That much is easy to see as the three-month average ending in January of 2013 is compared to the three-month average ending in October 2012 in the Smartphone Platform arena - Apple rose 3.5 percent in the market while Google (with Android) fell 1.3 percent. Next you'll find that in the Top Smartphone OEM list for those same two three-month periods, both Apple and Samsung grew - at the expense of HTC, Motorola, and LG.

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