BlackBerry Q10 confirmed to be launching on T-MobileAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Well, that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after a report claimed that T-Mobile will be offering the BlackBerry Q10 in the U.S., the magenta operator has come forward to confirm that yes, it will indeed sell BlackBerry's new QWERTY-clad smartphone. As it did with the Z10, it looks like T-Mobile will be giving its business customers the first crack at the Q10, saying that those users will be able to register for more information on the T-Mo Q10 starting April 29. Big Magenta says that it'll share more availability details at a later date.
The BlackBerry Q10 touts a 3.1-inch 720x720 Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 16GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, NFC support and support for T-Mobile's 4G LTE network, which is currently live in seven U.S. cities. Oh, and the Q10 is also the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a physical keyboard, a fact that's likely kept many of the BlackBerry faithful from upgrading to BB10 and the full-touch Z10.
Now that T-Mobile has confirmed its plans to carry the BlackBerry Q10, the new smartphone is set to launch on all four major U.S. operators. None of them have announced any pricing or launch details quite yet, but BlackBerry has said that it expects the Q10 to arrive in the U.S. starting in late May, complete with a price tag of $249.99 on contract. Now that we know that the Q10 is hitting all four big U.S. carriers, do you plan on picking one up? If so, which carrier will you be getting your unit from?