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BlackBerry’s Q10 Opens for Pre-orders in UK, Canada

Now that BlackBerry is back with zeal after its one million successful sales of its Z10 last month, the UK based mobile phone company is back with one more smartphone to be available by the end of April 2013 with the carriers in UK and Canada. Though no words had been spoken about a US release however reliable sources say that AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint are getting ready for the sell though no shipment date has yet been decided.

bb2But this will be an interesting scenario to watch as BlackBerry had earlier challenged to take up the toe-in-toe competition with Apple and Samsung. Available in two colors black and white, the new BlackBerry Q10 is a QWERTY keyboard targeted mainly “for users who still prefer the physical push of a button when using their devices” as claimed by Graham Stapleton, the chief operating officer of the Carphone Warehouse Group PLC; a mobile phone and services retailer chain. Besides the 4G enabled Q10 will be BlackBerry’s second handset using the BB10 operating system after Z10. The sleek old-school smartphone with its AMOLED 3.1 inch touch enabled display and comfortable curvy corners make it easy to slide into your pocket. The external “glass weave” coat too makes the phone easy to grip. The Q10 also features a wonderful 8 MP camera with “Time Shift” mode helping you to select the best photo out of a selection of rapid-fire shots.

So after knowing everything about Q10, pricing will be an issue. In UK it has been announced that the phone will be available for two years on a contract of £36 per month or for £579.95 without a SIM. On the other hand in Canada the pre-orders were called from two retailers: Best Buy and FutureShop, and two wireless carriers: Rogers and Telus; with Rogers expected to make the phone available by April 30, 2013 for a three year contract in exchange of $199.99.

SOURCE: telegraph