Remember how Solavei became the first in the US to sell the new BlackBerry Z10? The MVNO launched the handset last month (on Pay As You Go), asking a hefty $999 for it.
Now – with the Z10 also headed to AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon – Solavei has come to its senses and lowered the smartphone’s price to $689. The Z10 can be bought via GSM Nation – there is no contract required, and the device is offered unlocked (although it’s “pre-configured with Solavei MMS and internet settings”).
As of today, AT&T is taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10, asking $199.99 for it on contract, or $549.99 without any agreement. The second largest North America carrier will have the handset in stores starting March 22. The same goes for T-Mobile, which has actually started selling the device (for $249 on contract) – although only to business customers.
As a reminder, the Z10 runs BlackBerry OS 10, and features a 4.2 inch display with 1280 x 768 pixels, NFC, LTE connectivity, 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording and LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 16GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support (up to 64GB).
The Q10 – BlackBerry’s other new smartphone (which comes with a hardware QWERTY keyboard) – will be available in the US a bit later, possibly starting May.
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