Big Five UK networks eyeing up BlackBerry 10

Big Five UK networks eyeing up BlackBerry 10Early next year is set to be crazy busy, with CES in January, Mobile World Congress the month after, and not forgetting the BlackBerry 10 launch sandwiched in the middle.

The last thing RIM’s OS needs is a Nokia Lumia 920-style exclusive, so we’re happy to report that most – if not all – of the major UK networks will embrace BlackBerry 10.

We’re crediting Engadget here. Sounds like they’ve been jawing directly with some of the Big Five.

Three and EE (that’s Orange and T-Mobile’s tag team) have loosely confirmed BlackBerry 10 goodness for next year, though that’s as forthcoming as they get at this stage.

O2 has told the Engadgetrons it’ll welcome BlackBerry 10 in “early 2013”, while Big Red - Vodafone - has reportedly “implied” that it’ll host BlackBerry 10-flavoured wares.

On top of the Big Five, Phones 4u has promised to unleash BlackBerry 10 in Q1 2013. Not surprising, really.

We’ll reserve judgment till the January 30 BlackBerry 10 launch (well, “obvs”), but we’re hoping RIM turns up and ruffles some Android/iOS feathers.

If you’re scanning through this article and thinking: ‘What the hell’s a BlackBerry 10?’ – check out BlackBerry 10: what we know so far. Er, noting that it was penned a few weeks ago.

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 19, 2012 at 17:38

Big Five UK networks eyeing up BlackBerry 10
Shame there are only about the same number of end users eyeing it up too.

EndUser05  Dec. 19, 2012 at 20:00

Big Five UK networks eyeing up BlackBerry 10
Shame there are only about the same number of end users eyeing it up too.


Across the pond, I've already placed an order for it through Rogers. Can't wait.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 19, 2012 at 21:44

Big Five UK networks eyeing up BlackBerry 10
Shame there are only about the same number of end users eyeing it up too.


Across the pond, I've already placed an order for it through Rogers. Can't wait.

I wish you luck with that, I have a feeling this may be WP mk2 (or mk3, if you count WP8 as a different OS).

Certinfy  Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:25

If the pricing is right this might actually do quite well in the UK given how many teenagers still want a Blackberry.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:49

If the pricing is right this might actually do quite well in the UK given how many teenagers still want a Blackberry.
The pricing won't be "right", they'll price it up with the high end Android phones. Remember the Bold 9900 pricing?

ian2606  Dec. 20, 2012 at 18:57

I wouldnt have a Blackberry given and contract paid for......terrible phones and O.S.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2012 at 19:07

I wouldnt have a Blackberry given and contract paid for......terrible phones and O.S.
Bit too far, the Bold 9900 is a usable phone (or you could just sell it).

mightyforest  Jan. 4, 2013 at 19:16

well they slowly losing businesses to wp so the only hope left is the youngsters of today who again only buy it for the bbm messaging which is usually free. cant see many parents handing over a fair few hundred ££ for one of these anytime soon. or the hardcore oldschool bb fans

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