Rogers' decision not to stock the Z30 touchscreen model, which will become available in
Rogers also hosted the Canadian debut of the new generation of BlackBerry phones at its headquarters in February, with BlackBerry chief executive
Rogers already stocks BlackBerry's Z10 touchscreen phone, the Q10 keyboard version and a lower priced Q5 model but isn't adding the larger Z30, which is roughly the size of a Samsung Galaxy 4.
"We believe we can fulfil our customers' demand for a BlackBerry device with our current lineup," said Rogers spokeswoman
"We continually evaluate which devices to bring to our customers."
BlackBerry says the BlackBerry Z30 will be stocked by other Canadian carriers like Bell (TSX:BCE) and
The new BlackBerry Z30 was launched in
The Z30 comes with a five-inch screen, improved battery life and faster processor than the models released earlier this year. It's larger than most smartphones, but smaller than the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, which the company recently stopped producing after two years.
Earlier this week, BlackBerry filed documents with regulators which showed that sales of its new Blackberry 10 devices have been faltering. The company also said that the launch of its recent strategic review process "may have negatively impacted demand for the company's products" in its most recent quarter.
A potential takeover of BlackBerry has heightened attention on what will happen to the company, with
BlackBerry shares were down
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