BlackBerry Z10 Vodafone U.K. sale time leak

RIM's big BlackBerry 10 launch event is now just a couple of days away, but one detail that's managed to elude us throughout the multitude of BB10 leaks is the release date for the first smartphone running the new OS, known as the BlackBerry Z10. Today that information has begun to trickle out, though, as an internal document from U.K. carrier Vodafone with details on the Z10 launch has been posted by The Verge. The doc says that Vodafone will start selling BlackBerry 10 devices online at 5 p.m. local time on Jan. 30, and we're also told that all stores are expected to have Z10 stock the following day. Unfortunately for anyone that prefers the white Z10 to the black model, the doc also mentions that the white model won't be offered by Vodafone until the middle of February.

While we've yet to get any word on when U.S. carriers are expected to begin offering the Z10, the fact that Vodafone will start selling the devices in the U.K. the same day as RIM's BlackBerry 10 bash certainly gives us hope that we won't have to wait long for the Z10 to make its way stateside. It's worth noting that all four major U.S. carriers have announced plans to support BlackBerry 10. No operator has divulged any hardware-related information, but we have seen a Verizon landing page that prematurely revealed both black and white Z10 models with Big Red branding.

Speaking of the white BlackBerry Z10, some new photos purportedly showing the device in the wild have made their way online courtesy of Gadgethelpline. As I've mentioned before, the Z10 has become one of the leakiest devices in recent memory, showing its face in one form or another seemingly once or twice a week. The white version has been a bit more camera shy than the black unit, but these new photos offer an early peek at the white model just casually lounging around and waiting for its big introduction on Wednesday. You can bet that we'll be bringing you all of the big BlackBerry 10 news as it exits Thorsten's mouth when he's on stage for the big event in two days, but until then, you can find a couple of white Z10 shots below along with a few more at the Gadgethelpline link at the bottom of this post.

White BlackBerry Z10 in the wild

White BlackBerry Z10 in the wild

Via The Verge, CrackBerry, Gadgethelpline

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Joe Francesco Kassira I would never in my Life use my Upgrade from a carrier to buy a Blackberry ! what a waste of Material!
Johan Neethling And the BB
Johan Neethling If I had the cash, most definitely. Would then have used both the Note 2
Ian Walker No chance will RIM ever get a penny from me.
Rani Hinnawi I wouldn't buy a blackberry phone
Joel Moran Of course I would,take the risk to try the new OS.
Marti Ruiz no chance for blackberry.
Michael A. Lococo HECK NO! I can't believe they still make them!
Jason Wilde Hell yes
Josh Pieters I would
Santiago Alexander Cruz I'll play with one buy will not buy one just yet.
Sebastian Gomes No, waiting for the GS4
Jeff Cross not unless it was the end of the earth again...
Jared Dore Nope. Not a chance.
Justin Cartier Nope, BlackBerry sucks, I know this from the garbage BlackBerry storm I use to own.
Humza Ahmed As with every Blackberry, I'm sure it'll come with a fault, or probably die within 5 months, like they usually do.
Andrew Johnson @anthony because you are in a relationship with your phone. What else do you own that goes every place you do? Nothing im guessing... But your phone for most people? Next to you as you sleep, u play with it in the bathroom and listen to music on it while you shower, its in your pocket at work and on dates... Your phone just might be the most important thing to you and you never realised it lol
Anthony Lasam P.S.S. Gonna wait for PD's "30 day" to decide...
Anthony Lasam No, will wait for *keyboard* model. P.S. Why do peeps dislike BB so bad as if they were inna relationship, sh_t's funny to read their comments...
Ben Pierce I'd have to play around with it before I'd consider investing in it over the GSIV
Douglas Prevo The question is leading. The answer you are really looking for is... No, I would not buy a BlackBerry.
Wasis Waskito Free, and I'll take it.
Khadar Nawaz Better Be best than Apple or Samsung
Beres J. Marrast Sure would!
Mike Hogue stick with my Note 2.
Andrew Johnson I will go into a store and play with a phone and check out its OS and hardwear but i dont think i will ever buy one. Android has my heart right now.
Andrew Lai Waiting for the Phonedog verdict first
Steve Bachman I would if it's marked "S4"
Abram Wenevermet Dennis No.. but I'd be willing 2 test one out for 30days
Keith Ainsley No. What's BlackBerry?
Peter Blanco I would like to see one definitely, maybe afterwards.
Gibby Garcia No I would usually wait several weeks before buying any newly released gadgets, no matter what OS it uses....the very first units, even the iPhones, have bugs and glitches in them....
Jordan Talbert No, I'd wait to see what goes wrong with the OS first. And what comes with the NEW Blackberry device.
Jesse Ling I'd have to handle it and see what it can and cant do.
Elijah Ford No!!!!!.

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