CANADIAN PHONE MAKER Blackberry's Qwerty keyboard equipped Blackberry Q10 smartphone has gone up for preorder courtesy of online retailer eCrater, which has put a £357 price on it.
Well, £357.07 to be precise. We had a quick snoop for the Blackberry Q10 on Google Shopping on Tuesday, and were surprised to discover the handset with such a low SIM-free price tag. We're still not 100 percent convinced that this isn't a mistake on the retailer's part, or in fact the seller who goes by the name of "tmobile09", as the Blackberry Z10 is fetching around £500 SIM-free.
From what we can see, those eyeing the Blackberry Q10 can purchase the handset from eCrater now, but given that the listing is lacking release date details, we wouldn't advise doing so yet.
eCrater might not have any release date details, but Carphone Warehouse earlier this month revealed that it might start selling the handset this month. However, Blackberry was quick to tell us that carriers will start launching the handset in April.
Still, the Blackberry Q10 is no doubt worth the wait for buyers, as there is a distinct lack of Qwerty handsets on the smartphone market today.
That's not all it has on offer. Running Blackberry's new Blackberry 10 operating system, the handset arrives with the firm's new messaging hub and Blackberry Balance.
The handset also features a 3.1in 720x720 Super AMOLED touchscreen, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage expandable to 64GB via microSD card, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2,100mAh battery. µ
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