Ah, the perks of being the Global Creative Director for Blackberry.
Musical superstar Alicia Keys was just spotted tonight at the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest snapping a photo with what is likely the Blackberry Z10, the company’s new smartphone that will debut in the U.S. next month.
— Malevolent Martian (@Atwitisborn) February 17, 2013
At least, for Blackberry’s sake, Keys wasn’t caught with an iPhone. She made headlines earlier this week after allegedly using an iPhone to send a Tweet, despite her new allegiances with Blackberry. Keys later said she was hacked.
Whether or not she was hacked, this reminds us of Oprah using her iPad to Tweet about her love for the Microsoft Surface.
Also, perhaps she’s using Solavei as a service provider? The upstart wireless carrier is the only U.S. company offering the Z10 ahead of time for almost $1,000.
In late January, Blackberry made several monumental changes, including a new company name (Blackberry instead of RIM), a new stock ticker symbol and two new smartphones.
Previously on GeekWire: Solavei is first carrier to bring new BlackBerry Z10 to the U.S. for the princely price of $999
Reach staff reporter Taylor Soper at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @Taylor_Soper