No-contract BlackBerry Z10 now costs $689 in the US
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.