Rogers launches BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and announces availability of BlackBerry Q10

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BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 to be powered by the Rogers LTE Network – Canada’s fastest wireless internet; Customers will be among first in the world to pre-register for a QWERTY style BlackBerry Q10 on the Rogers Reservation System; BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 certified for suretap™ – Rogers exclusive mobile payment technology. 

BlackBerry leads Canada as smartphones soon to double as credit cards

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Canadians will soon be able to pay for purchases with a quick tap of their smartphones after a major bank and the country’s largest wireless carrier struck a deal to embed credit card information on handsets equipped with a chip to transmit data. A brief overview/timeline on what’s going on: