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BlackBerry Z10 launched in Malaysia, available starting March 9

The BlackBerry Z10 was launched in Malaysia mid this week and it will be available first via Maxis at the retail price of RM2188 starting March 9. The Z10 smartphone will also be available via other mobile operators such as Celcom Axiata and DiGi on April 8 followed by U Mobile and Tune Talk.

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As previously reported exclusively on MalaysianWireless, BlackBerry will be running a trade up program for current BlackBerry fans. Under this program, fans can get a rebate of up to RM480 per device when they trade in selected older BlackBerry smartphones and purchase a new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.

Fans interested in benefiting from the Trade Up should first visit the BlackBerry Facebook page and provide the details required to obtain a voucher, which entitles them to participate in the program. With a printed copy of this voucher and their old BlackBerry smartphone, they can then attend any of the 21 roadshows being organized across Malaysia by Brightstar and Maxis starting March 9.

The trade up program will also be available via BrightPoint and Sunstrike.

Details/Terms and conditions of the “Trade-in” program as below:

Launch trade in pricing available for the first 3,000 units:

Smartphone

MYR

BlackBerry Curve 8520

     255.00

BlackBerry Curve 9300

     270.00

BlackBerry Bold 9000

     125.00

BlackBerry Bold 9700

     285.00

BlackBerry Bold 9780

     330.00

BlackBerry Bold 9900

     485.00

To be eligible for the trade up program, all smartphones have to meet the following criteria:

  • The BlackBerry smartphone must be able to power on;
  • The BlackBerry smartphone was not have a damaged LCD screen;
  • The BlackBerry smartphone must have all the buttons on keypad;
  • The BlackBerry smartphone must not have any liquid damage;
  • The BlackBerry smartphone must not have damaged hardware.

Annamalai Muthu, Country Director for Malaysia at BlackBerry said, “We are excited to confirm that the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is coming to Malaysia. BlackBerry 10 offers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to you. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving.”

For more details and pictures of the BlackBerry Z10, visit this page.

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