BlackBerry Q10 registration pages now live for Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T
Fans of physical QWERTY keyboard smartphones in the United States will soon have another option available to them. That’s because in the coming weeks, BlackBerry’s latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Q10, will begin launching at each of the major wireless carriers here in the US. The BlackBerry Q10 is the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone to feature a physical keyboard and it appears to be selling fairly well in the countries that currently offer it.
Like the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 before it, the BlackBerry Q10 is a hybrid touch/physical QWERTY smartphone. Typing is done on its spacious keyboard, while the screen responds to your every touch to allow for quick interaction with the OS and apps. The combination makes for a great experience in my opinion and anyone that enjoyed using the latest model of Bold should feel right at home with a Q10.
During this month’s BlackBerry Live event, we were told to expect the BlackBerry Q10 to launch in the United States in the beginning of June. So we know that the wait is almost over at this point. We recently received updated BlackBerry Q10 information from Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. Here is the latest news from each carrier:
Verizon Wireless will offer the BlackBerry Q10 in both black and white colors, with the white version being exclusive to Verizon Wireless. We haven’t heard confirmation of the release date for the Q10 on Verizon yet, but there is a signup page where interested costumers can register for BlackBerry Q10 updates from Verizon.
T-Mobile started allowing their business customers to preorder the BlackBerry Q10 last week, but everyone else on the magenta network will need to wait a bit longer. T-Mobile’s registration page for BlackBerry Q10 updates is live right now and they’ve also shared pricing information for their version. T-Mobile’s outright price for the BlackBerry Q10 is set at $579.99. Taking advantage of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans will allow customers to purchase a BlackBerry Q10 for a down payment of $99.99 and then pay off the device with 24 equal monthly payments of $20.
Sprint and AT&T will be carrying the BlackBerry Q10 as well, we still don’t know the price or the release date for the phone on either of those carriers yet, but we expect to be hearing more information soon. For now, you can head over to each carrier’s BlackBerry Q10 pre-registration pages by following the appropriate link below.
So there you have it. No matter which of the major carriers you use, a BlackBerry Q10 could be your next smartphone. I think it is nice to see all of the carriers giving BlackBerry’s latest device support. Let us know if you’ll be picking a BlackBerry Q10 up and from which carrier in the comments below.