It's a pity they didn't release this a year or so ago. The hardware looks excellent. I know many die hard Blackberry fans that were hanging on as long as they could for a decent new BB to come out but most of them have no gone for Android or Apple phones. Still the news I have saw today all looks excellent.
I did see this tweet from @mbrit about contracts. I haven't read this directly so I am not sure what the source is but he is normally pretty up to speed.
Three year contract?! What the hell?!? Is that a thing? #BlackBerry10— Matt Baxter-Reynolds (@mbrit) January 30, 2013
I hope that a 3 year contract isn't the case as that would be ridiculous.
On the subject of contracts, I am now seriously turned off from them. I am still on a two year contract until this summer. From then I am ditching it. I think my next step will be just to buy a 3g Nexus 7 and just keep my Galaxy SII.