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Early BlackBerry 10 developers get limited edition Red Z10

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BlackBerry is extending a bit of a thank you to BlackBerry 10 developers that have created apps for its platform.

In a blog post on its site today, BlackBerry announced that it’ll be handing out 12,000 Limited Edition Z10 units to developers. However, unlike the black versions BlackBerry showed off last week, the Limited Edition models will come in red.

The BlackBerry Z10 comes with a 4.2-inch touchscreen and runs the company’s latest operating system, BlackBerry 10. In a research note, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said that Z10 sales have so far been “solid,” adding that in some locations, the Z10 is sold out in the U.K.

BlackBerry’s Limited Edition Z10 offer is the company making good on a promise it made to developers prior to the launch of BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry launched a “Portathon” program where developers could deliver apps to its marketplace before BlackBerry 10’s unveiling on January 30 and earn both a monetary award and a smartphone.

In order to qualify for the red Z10, developers must have submitted applications and had them approved by BlackBerry. According to the company, its deadline for qualifying for the red Z10 is February 28.

According to a timeline on BlackBerry’s Web site, it’ll take six to eight weeks for the red handset to be shipped to developers.

[source:cnet]

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