We already know Research In Motion (RIM) plans to officially unveil its first BlackBerry 10 devices on January 30, 2013.The Canadian company is expected to launch two new smartphones in late January, an all-touch phone and a touch/QWERTY one.
For the time being, it’s unclear whether both smartphones will be available from late January or BlackBerry fans will have to wait for a few more weeks.
Anyway, it appears that Canadians will be among the first customers to be able to purchase one of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices.
The folks over at MobileSyrup report Canadian carrier Rogers has just opened up online reservations for the all-touch BlackBerry 10 phone.
“Rogers was the first carrier in Canada to launch BlackBerry and first in Canada to launch an LTE Network so we’re thrilled to let you know that as of today, Rogers customers can be amongst the first in the world to reserve the BlackBerry 10 all-touch device online at www.rogers.com/reserve.”
“Full details about BlackBerry 10 including, pricing, availability and specifications, will be announced in early 2013. For more information, visit: www.blackberry.com/BlackBerry10.”
Those who wish to make sure they will get the all-touch BlackBerry 10 phone when it goes on sale can now reserve their device via Rogers by paying a deposit of $40/ €30. Check it out here.
Before paying the $40/ €30 reservation fee, customers will need to be registered with My Rogers service.
Keep in mind that the refundable fee will be reversed upon shipment of the device to the store or a cancellation completed prior to the device being shipped. Unfortunately, reservation does not guarantee a device or place in line prior to public availability.
RIM’s all-touch BlackBerry 10 phone will certainly support LTE technology and its display will feature HD (1280 x 768 pixels) resolution. So far, these have been the only specs officially confirmed by the handset maker.