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BlackBerry CEO says Q10 will launch in May or June

BlackBerry Q10 Release Date

BlackBerry’s (BBRY) first QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 phone may launch a bit later than expected, according to comments from company CEO Thorsten Heins. While speaking with the Associated Press on Tuesday, Heins said the BlackBerry Q10 will launch in the U.S. between eight and 10 weeks after the BlackBerry Z10 debuts. BlackBerry’s first BB10 smartphone is expected to hit store shelves in the U.S. in mid-March, placing the BlackBerry Q10’s launch timeframe between mid-May and early June. The news suggests that the Q10 could launch slightly behind schedule, as BGR’s sources had previously stated that the phone would launch before June.

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Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.