BlackBerry is continuing on with its resurgence in the mobile market with the next BlackBerry 10 handset in the form of the first QWERTY smartphone to run the newest OS. The BlackBerry Q10 has been known about for some time but the smartphone is finally looking to hit UK shelves as pre-orders have been opened.
The biggest selling point of the BlackBerry Q10 is the return of the full QWERTY keyboard, and it’s a feature that BlackBerry originally made its name on. You can see a full look at the Q10 here in our exclusive images.
We now know that the BlackBerry Q10 will be available on Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, EE, and TalkMobile, all of them offering the handset on monthly contracts for around £35-40 per month.
Additionally, the Carphone Warehouse has the phone listed SIM free for £579.95, which is a little more than we expected considering that you can get the handset for free on a contract from the above networks.
The Q10 will undoubtedly appeal to older Blackberry Bold and Curve fans who like the QWERTY keyboard, but with its classic design and new OS it seems to bridge the past and future of the BlackBerry brand pretty well.
Pre-orders are open now and the handset will be landing in stores on April 26th.