BlackBerry President and Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins (R) stands with new BlackBerry Global Creative Director Alicia Keys at the BlackBerry 10 launch event at Pier 36 in Manhattan on January 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion will launch its new touchscreen smartphone in the U.S. with AT&T on March 22. The release will come several weeks after RIM launched the much-delayed devices elsewhere.
AT&T said Monday that the Z10 will be available for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Sales of the device began in the U.K. and Canada shortly after RIM unveiled the phone in late January.
The redesigned BlackBerry is RIM's attempt at a comeback. The pioneering brand lost its cachet not long after Apple's 2007 release of the iPhone, which reset consumers' expectations for what a smartphone should do.