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Unlocked BlackBerry Z10 priced at £480 by Carphone Warehouse?

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Unlocked BlackBerry Z10 priced at £480  by Carphone Warehouse?
A screenshot, allegedly of the internal database at Carphone Warehouse, shows that the retailer plans on charging £480 for an unlocked BlackBerry Z10 in white. Earlier rumors revealed that in the U.S., the phone will sell with a carrier subsidy for less than the usual $199.99. The next lowest price point is usually $149.99. At the long awaited RIM press event on Wednesday to announce BlackBerry 10, it is believed that both the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 and the physical QWERTY packin' BlackBerry X10 will be unveiled.

A screenshot, allegedly from Carphone Warehouse's internal database, shows the BlackBerry Z10

A screenshot, allegedly from Carphone Warehouse's internal database, shows the BlackBerry Z10

A video that we showed you last week comparing the BlackBerry Z10 to the Apple iPhone 5 revealed that BlackBerry 10 will come with a voice activated personal assistant similar to Siri. And for those who worry about the lack of media options for the new models, there is expected to be a selection of movies and television shows available for purchase from BlackBerry App World amongst the 70,000 apps that are supposed to on the shelves of  the online application store at the time of the launch.

source: Engadget

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posted on 26 Jan 2013, 10:10 2

1. maxis3G (unregistered)


are you kidding me??

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 10:38 1

4. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Is this a good price over there? It's a good one here if it translates to around 33k INR.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 10:12 4

2. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Interesting price if true. Carphone Warehouse tend to be expensive. An unlocked S3 costs £500 from them but can be found for £385 from other sites and the Xperia S is £380 and can be found elsewhere for £280. I think you'll probably be able to pick this up for £400-450.

Edit: They're selling the Nexus 4 for £450!!!

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 19:13

14. TMach (Posts: 348; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Not a fan of CPW but I bought my Nexus 4 from them and it was £389 (Sim Free) but note they have jacked the price up to £449. However, they are also selling it on Pay As You Go for £379 plus £10 top up which equates to £389 and as they do not lock their phones, this would be the better option!

posted on 27 Jan 2013, 10:46

17. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I noticed that when I was looking on their website and couldn't quite understand that!

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 10:23 2

3. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


sell sell blackberry Z10 do ur best!!!

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 10:54 1

5. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


£480 is a reasonable price, but what about the radios it has though? Phone arena do you have any knowledge of the hspa+ and lte radios this baby has? And does the hspa+ Support AWS 1700/2100? Thanks chaps

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 12:50 1

6. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


That's not a screenshot. It's a cellphone pic >.>

posted on 27 Jan 2013, 04:45 1

15. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


It's a shot of a screen. LOL

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 13:15 2

7. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


RIM are gone hit the ground running and guns blazing, they really mean business it seems. Cant wait for the Wednesday event. :)

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 13:23

8. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


RIM isn't 'gone.'

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 13:57

9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Read my post over and over again until you FULLY understand what I'm saying.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 14:14

10. Johnnokia (Posts: 464; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Had to say gonna . loool

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 14:23

11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


There we go! Lol, autocorrect got me, had written gonna and it changed it to gone :/

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 16:19

12. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


wow... thats expensive!

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 18:35 1

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lucky American, if $149 contract are true...

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 00:07

20. Veritas_Aurora (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


But what i cared is the off-contract price

posted on 27 Jan 2013, 07:21 2

16. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Blackberry devices are overrated and overpriced anyway.. Always used/preferred Nokia Eseries devices back then specially when BBM was not yet available here.

posted on 27 Jan 2013, 15:42

18. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


MS-DOS??? Are you Kidding me?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 00:05

19. Veritas_Aurora (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


linux I think

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 11:37

21. Zenik (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


The unlock price £480 for BlackBerry Z10 is quite high i think, as i buy code from safeunlockcode.com and the price is very low here and the code also work well, i faced no issue.

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