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Expanding the 4G LTE Smartphone Lineup with BlackBerry 10

  Expanding the 4G LTE Smartphone Lineup with BlackBerry 10

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- April 1, 2013

The BlackBerry® Z10 became available online and in Verizon Wireless stores on
March 28.

The new BlackBerry® 10 platform includes the BlackBerry® Hub, a center for
communication that streamlines all of a user’s messages, and a keyboard that
adapts to their style. Verizon Wireless will offer the BlackBerry® Z10 and the
BlackBerry® Q10, two global-ready 4G LTE smartphones running BlackBerry 10,
providing customers with more 4G LTE smartphones to choose from. The
BlackBerry Z10 will be available for $199.99 with a new two year customer
agreement in Black and White color models, with the White model being
exclusive to Verizon Wireless.

A challenge for many users is managing multiple inboxes including text
messages, personal e-mails and social media accounts. BlackBerry Hub helps
organize the incoming messages, so users can view and participate in
conversations as they happen. Finger gestures on the screen let users easily
‘peek’ into the Hub from any screen, keeping conversations flowing.

The keyboard is no longer just about tapping letters on a screen. It’s about
how it adjusts to a user’s typing style, whether it’s a rapid or a one-handed
typist. It’s about the keyboard understanding what the user wants to say and
creating personalized prediction and contextual auto-corrections. BlackBerry
Calendar is another feature that understands and adapts to how the smartphone
is used. Every time a new appointment or meeting is created, the calendar
predicts and suggests who should be invited.

BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) users will be able to take advantage of 4G LTE to
enjoy innovative BBM video chatting with screen sharing. Co-workers can screen
share and review documents and presentations, and friends can chat about
things like recent vacations, sharing pictures and video to make it a richer
exchange.

Employee-owned devices are a reality in today’s mobile world. Business users
will be able to take advantage of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and use
features like BlackBerry® Balance™, which separates and secures work emails,
apps and content without compromising the personal experience. Personal apps
and data are kept separately so once the work day is done, you can easily
switch the phone’s persona to “personal.”

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About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers,
including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking
Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a
joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE,
NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview
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at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

Contact:

Verizon Wireless
Gretchen Whitaker, 713.219.8028
Gretchen.Whitaker@VerizonWireless.com