(Updated on February 27th: Blackberry Indonesia has confirmed that the Blackberry Z10 will arrive here on March 4th.)
While the Blackberry 10 (BB10) global launch is now less than 12 hours away, it is understood that the handsets could arrive in Indonesia in March. IndoTelko spoke to XL marketing director Joy Wahjudi yesterday, who said that the telco is preparing to launch 20,000 Blackberry 10 handset units in March.
The XL representative then added that there will be three distributors for the handset in the country: Erajaya Swasembada, Trikomsel Oke, and SCM. For now, RIM has not confirmed the launch time in Indonesia, but it has officially set a date for Singapore, where the newest BB10 handsets will hit shelves on February 21st. This will likely prompt a few impatient Indonesians to purchase the phones from neighboring Singapore.
The same report also claimed that Indonesia was originally one of the chosen countries for the BB10 first-wave global launch, but it was cancelled due to new regulations on phone imports into Indonesia which came in effect earlier this year. If you’re keen to watch the global launch live tonight, it is scheduled for 10pm Jakarta time. You can tune in to the live video stream.