New BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen starts selling in U.S.
The BlackBerry Z10 is shown as it goes on sale in Toronto on Feb. 5, 2013. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, March 22, 2013 1:05PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 22, 2013 4:55PM EDT
TORONTO -- After a delayed launch of the new BlackBerry Z10 in the United States, the touchscreen smartphone now is being sold by major wireless carrier AT&T.
Today's U.S. launch comes about six weeks after the new BlackBerry went on sale in Canada and the United Kingdom.
A keyboard version of the new BlackBerry Z10 isn't expected out in the U.S. for another several months.
The Waterloo, Ont.,-based smartphone maker has lost significant share of the tech-savvy U.S. market where consumers have preferred to buy Apple's iPhone and Android smartphones.
Shares in BlackBerry were up 13 cents to $16.65 in late morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.