Reuters (via Crackberry, The Verge) has just reported that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon will all give Blackberry 10 devices a chance on their networks. Reuters has spoken with all three carriers on the topic and can confirm that all three will carry Blackberry 10 phones. Executives at all three companies have made the following statements on Blackberry 10:
“It’s logical to expect our current (BlackBerry) customers will have the best BlackBerry devices to choose from in the future,” – AT&T handset executive Jeff Bradley
“We’re extremely optimistic that it’s going to be a successful product and our business customers are extremely interested in it,” – T-Mobile CEO John Legere
“We’re hopeful it’s going to be a good device”, “We’ll carry it” – Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam
This would leave Sprint as the only major American cellular network to not publically support Blackberry 10 devices, though this may change closer to Blackberry 10’s official launch date.
It’s nice to see that carriers are still giving RIM (Research In Motion) a chance even though Blackberry marketshare has been rapidly declining over the past few years. If you’re unaware, Blackberry 10 is a totally reworked Blackberry operating system. RIM will be completely redoing its smartphone hardware line with Blackberry 10 in hopes of putting up a stronger fight against Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.