BlackBerry Q10 arrives in the US in June. Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile detail their launches
The BlackBerry Q10 was announced alongside the Z10 all the way back in January. The Q10 is the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone to have a physical QWERTY keyboard (but definitely not the last, as the Q5 unveiled today has proven). It’s been out in the UK for a few weeks now, but not so in the US of A.
And if you’ve been desperately waiting for it to become available, unfortunately there’s still a lot of waiting still to do. The good news is that all the ‘big four’ carriers have said they’ll sell the BlackBerry Q10. So you don’t have to switch just to get it.
Today three of those companies, namely Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, have decided to shed a teeny tiny bit more light on their BlackBerry Q10 release plans. But don’t expect too much.
T-Mobile’s been the best, in that it actually told us how much you’ll need to pay for the Q10 if you want to get it from the magenta network. That will be $99.99 upfront, followed by 24 monthly payments of $20. Alternatively, you’ll be able to purchase the device outright, if you agree to parting with $579.99. T-Mobile expects to have the Q10 in stock sometime during next month, but there’s nothing more specific than that yet, sadly.
The situation is similar at Verizon, with the caveat that Big Red didn’t even bother to say anything about pricing. Just that it will have the Q10 in June. Oh, and Verizon will exclusively sell the white version of the handset.
Sprint is the worst offender in terms of info released. The only thing that the Now Network has said is that it will launch the BlackBerry Q10 in “late summer”, whatever that may mean.