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In Pictures: Highlights from BlackBerry 10's launch date in Canada

The BlackBerry Z10 launched in Canada on Feb. 5, 2013, and brought out consumers nationwide to test Research In Motion's latest smartphone

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Research In Motion Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins holds a new BlackBerry device as he speaks to guests at the Empire Club of Canada luncheon in Toronto on Feb. 5, 2013. “It is an exciting day for BlackBerry and for Canada,” Mr. Heins said.

Chris Young/The Canadian Press

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A man inspects a new BlackBerry device after listening to Research In Motion Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins speak to guests at the the Empire Club of Canada luncheon in Toronto on Feb. 5, 2013

Chris Young/The Canadian Press

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Research In Motion Ltd. President and CEO Thorsten Heins, right, and Rogers Communications Inc. President and CEO Nadir Mohamed show off their BlackBerry Z10 devices before presenting one to the first customer at a store in Toronto on Feb. 5, 2013.

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Harp Dhonsi is the first customer in Canada to take possession of BlackBerry's Z10.

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A Blackberry Z10 device is displayed at a Rogers store in Toronto on Feb. 5, 2013. Despite encouraging pre-sale orders, it did not appear that consumers were lining up for the new BlackBerry device at downtown Toronto retailers.

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Peter Rosenthal, right, talks with sales representative Dan Marsan about his new BlackBerry Z10 at a Rogers store in Montreal on Feb. 5, 2013. Canadian carriers are reporting record preorders for the new BlackBerry device.

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A BlackBerry Z10 is displayed at a store in Toronto on Feb. 5, 2013. The Z10 model features a touchscreen, like many of the devices manufactured by Research In Motion Ltd.’s biggest competitors. The BlackBerry Q10, which is expected to launch in April, will feature the company’s popular physical keyboard.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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People view the new Blackberry Z10 device at a Rogers store in Toronto on Feb. 5, 2013. Tuesday marks the first day the Blackberry Z10, with the BB10 operating system, goes on sale in Canada and a number of other countries.

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