According to our earlier report, T-Mobile appeared to have stopped selling BlackBerry devices. We had heard rumors that the carrier was planning to remove BlackBerry smartphones from their stores due to apparent low demand for them, and the lack of BlackBerry products on their website seemed to corroborate those rumors. Well the good news is that T-Mobile has not dropped support for BlackBerry devices entirely. Based on what a T-Mobile representative told the folks at CrackBerry, it seems that those looking to get a BlackBerry will have to ask for it specifically and that it will be shipped to them directly as opposed to being able to pick one up from their stores.
“T-Mobile continues to support the BlackBerry platform. Current T-Mobile customers can buy BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 devices online at https://my.t-mobile.com through Care and B2B sales channels. New customers can order the smartphones via direct ship at T-Mobile retail channels or through telesales. The T-Mobile retail channel has moved to fulfillment via direct ship for BlackBerry devices, rather than in-store inventory.” This also means that new customers who do not know about alternative platforms, such as BlackBerry, will basically not know that they have to ask for it specifically, which definitely does not seem to help BlackBerry at all. At least they still have AT&T, right?
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