Meanwhile, U.S. based BlackBerry fans are eagerly awaiting the end of this month when the phone is expected to launch in the states. Late last month, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins called the phone a "high quality" handset for hyper-connected multitaskers that need to get the job done. Heins made that comment while discussing why the Q10 is priced $50 more than the popular Apple iPhone 5. Considering that T-Mobile decided at the last moment to offer the model, we could see some heavy demand for the BlackBerry Q10 in the U.S.
source: BlackBerry via Crackberry
Selfridges sold record numbers of the BlackBerry Q10 via its in-store Carphone Warehouse concession ahead of the device going on general release on 30 April. Carphone Warehouse is predicting a similar level of interest for the BlackBerry Q10 in white and has ordered extra stock to meet expected demand.
Graham Stapleton, Chief Operating Officer at Carphone Warehouse says: “The Q10 has been hugely popular since we launched it less than a month ago and we’re expecting that the device will become even more desirable to customers now that a white version is available. BlackBerry has done an admirable job with this new handset, the design is a fantastic mix of traditional – with its QWERTY keyboard – and new – using the BlackBerry 10 operating system and touchscreen. In the eyes of our customers, it seems that BlackBerry’s certainly still got it!”
The highly sought-after new smartphone will be available on O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, EE, Vodafone and TalkMobile, free from £33 per month* and £579.95 SIM-free http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/BLACKBERRY_Q10?colourCode=WHITE.
*The BlackBerry Q10 in white will be available from Selfridges and participating Carphone Warehouse stores in the United Kingdom from Friday, 10th May 2013, subject to availability.