The theft-and-resale potential for BB10 devices just dropped precipitously and as soon as people figure this out generally in the criminal community the “fence” value of a stolen BB10 device will be zero since it won’t work anywhere in the world if the PIN number, which is unique to the device and cannot be changed, is blacklisted.
To my knowledge BlackBerry is the first mobile device manufacturer to do this and it’s a good thing.
This is a manufacturer that has taken your interest to heart in deterring the theft of your phone by making its resale value nil. It therefore is much-less likely that someone will steal it, as if they do it will wind up reported, blacklisted and worthless.
Now in the United States you can buy a device from a company that aligns with your interest in deterring the theft of your high-tech device, of you so choose.
There’s only one such company today — BlackBerry.