NEW YORK (
was a gainer before market open on Tuesday as investors responded to the imminent arrival of the company's new Z10 phone.
on Tuesday that it will start selling the touchscreen phone on Friday, March 22. BlackBerry announced its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 OS in late January, along with two new smartphones. The touchscreen Z10 is the first to hit the market, followed by Q10, which comes with a QWERTY keyboard.
Shares of the embattled Canadian handset maker rose 1.74% to $15.16 in premarket trading Tuesday. BlackBerry was also one of the most active premarket Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 1,208,510.
was an even bigger gainer, rising 3.54% to $4.07. The social gamer was also the most active premarket Nasdaq stock on share volume of 2,476,496.
Shares of mobile gaming company
surged 23.55% to $2.99 before market open on share volume of 1,699,789. On Tuesday. the firm announced its first "real money" mobile gaming offering.
shares dipped 0.74% to $434.64, while
stock was down 0.74% to $434.64.
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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