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Will you buy BlackBerry's Z10 smartphone?

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BlackBerry's latest entry into the smartphone market, the touchscreen Z10, went on sale in Canada Tuesday, after debuting in the U.K. last week. 
 BlackBerry is hoping that the Z10 smartphone will reverse its falling business fortunes.. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
The most recent device the company released prior to the Z10 was the Bold 9790 in November 2011, so BlackBerry users have been waiting for an upgrade for a while. That, or they've abandoned BlackBerry for Android or iPhones.  

Some mobile industry analysts say the BlackBerry 10 devices - including the Q10 with a physical keyboard, expected in April - may have come too late to allow the company to stage a comeback in the market it originated as Research In Motion. 

On CBC Radio's The Current, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that, to get BlackBerry back in the game, the Z10 and Q10 "need to appeal to our audience... the hyper-connected people, always multitasking, need to get stuff done."  

The Z10 is expected to typically sell for $150 on a three-year contract.

Are you a BlackBerry die-hard? Will you be buying the Z10? Or have you left BlackBerry behind and gone with a different phone? Let us know what you think. 

(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

Previously: Will BlackBerry 10 turn things around for the company?

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