As far as rumors go, this one may take the cake in the interesting department. According to my buddy James over at BerryFlow, the above screenshot is of an email exchanged between Verizon and BlackBerry execs. This email suggests Big Red is actively trying to change its launch date of the BlackBerry Z10 and moving it up a whole week to Thursday, March 21st, one day before AT&T launches their Z10.
The move has obviously not been made officially as Verizon's Z10 pre-order page still shows the original March 28th date. However, if this source turns out to be right and Verizon does ultimately give the green light, they will have pretty much surprised everyone, including some of their own customers that have already pre-ordered the Z10 since yesterday.
Some people believe this move on Verizon's part would be purely aimed at beating AT&T to the punch again, and not only being able to show off their white Z10 exclusivity deal, but also claim they had it before anyone else in the U.S.
Interesting to note that "Get the new BlackBerry Z10 before anybody else" was the subject of the email they sent out to everyone that signed up for more info on the Z10's page.
Keep in mind, BlackBerry's U.S. launch event is also being held on Thursday, March 21st and truthfully who knows what will be announced, or shared at that "party-like" event. In any case, if you're a Verizon customer you will finally be able to get your Z10 soon. Hopefully Verizon does pull the trigger and both AT&T and Verizon consumers can enjoy BlackBerry 10 on the same week.
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