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CANADIAN PHONE MAKER Blackberry's Q10 smartphone will be coming to the UK on 26 April with a £529.98 price tag, according to an online retailer.
Unlocked-mobiles got in touch with The INQUIRER today to let us know that it has started selling Blackberry's Qwerty keyboard toting Blackberry 10 smartphone. It can be ordered now for £529.98, and the retailer is promising to start shipping handsets on 26 April - the same day Samsung's Galaxy S4 will arrive on UK shelves.
While this is good news for those who have been holding out for the Blackberry Q10, it has come as a bit of a disappointment here at The INQUIRER. Earlier this week we spotted the handset up for preorder at just £357, and today's revelation seems to confirm that this price was a mistake by the retailer.
Still, a £529.98 price tag is to be expected for the Blackberry Q10, bringing it in line with the pricing of Blackberry's fully touchscreen Blackberry Z10 smartphone.
So what will you get for your money? Quite a bit, according to Blackberry. The Blackberry Q10 features a 3.1in 720x720 Super AMOLED touchscreen along with Blackberry's traditional Qwerty keypad. The phone will also run the Blackberry 10 mobile operating system, featuring the Blackberry Hub one stop shop for notifications, Blackberry Balance, which splits personal and work profiles, and access to Blackberry World.
Other specifications include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage expandable with up to 64GB via microSD card, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2,100mAh battery. The phone will also be made available in both black and white models, although Unlocked-mobiles is only offering the black version at present.
Blackberry has yet to confirm a release date or pricing, but we've contacted it for further information.
Check out our Blackberry Q10 hands-on review. µ
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