Updated with the latest availability details for the U.S. from BlackBerry Live — Ed.
We know you’ve been waiting for it – just a short while ago, some carriers around the globe announced that the BlackBerry Q10 was available for pre-order. Now we’re starting to see availability dates role out, starting with Canada.
If you’ve been reading along on the Inside BlackBerry blog, you’ll know that the BlackBerry Q10 combines the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform with a physical keyboard and stunning touchscreen display. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I can say that it is awesome. I’ve taken my typing to the next level on this keyboard. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I’m a bit of a phenom when it comes to typing on the BlackBerry Q10. Don’t get me wrong, my typing skills on the BlackBerry Z10 are out of this world too. I’m just saying that you folks who love your physical keyboards are probably going to love your life.
Availability Information for U.S. announced at BlackBerry Live
UPDATE: Today onstage at BlackBerry Live 2013, Thorsten Heins confirmed that
“In early June
carriers here in the US will start selling the BlackBerry Q10 QWERTY device.”
Pricing and Availability Information for Canada:
The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be available in Canada starting May 1 on Rogers, Bell Mobility and TELUS starting at $199 with a 3 year contract. It will also be available on Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido, Koodo Mobile, and Sasktel, and available in select retail locations, including Best Buy, Future Shop, TBooth Wireless, The Source, Walmart Canada and WIRELESSWAVE with more details to come.
Pricing and Availability Information for the U.K.
This just in! The BlackBerry Q10 will be available in the United Kingdom from retailer Selfridges. It’s available to pre-order now and you can get your hands on it starting from April 26 in stores. Full details here.
— BlackBerry UK (@UK_BlackBerry) April 24, 2013
We know there are so many of you on Team BlackBerry that live outside of Canada, so don’t fret and be sure to stay tuned! Similar to the availability tracker for the BlackBerry Z10, we’ll have more details and we’ll update this post with availability information in other markets as we roll out the new BlackBerry Q10 globally.