BlackBerry Q10 is now available in Canada

BlackBerry Q10 is now available in Canada
Following the same route taken by the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 when that phone launched earlier this year, the BlackBerry Q10 is now available in Canada. Following a very successful weekend launch in the U.K. where the QWERTY model was in heavy demand, the Q10 can now be found at Canadian carriers TELUS, Rogers and Bell for $199.99 with a signed three year contract. Off-contract, the price of the device is in the $650-$700 range.

Canadian retailers like Walmart and Future Shop should also have the phone available. If the reception for the BlackBerry Q10 in Canada is anything similar to how the unit was received at U.K. retailer Selfridges, BlackBerry will have a big hit on its hands. Led by long time BlackBerry users who are accustomed to using a physical keyboard, the Q10 became the fastest selling consumer electronics product ever at Selfridges. The U.K. retailer had an exclusive on the device over the weekend.

In the U.S., the phone is expected to launch sometime this month on all four major carriers. At the last moment, T-Mobile decided to offer the model after originally planning to watch from the sidelines. While the carrier hasn't said why it changed its mind, any reason for such a move would have to be positive for the model. It is expected that in the states, a large number of BlackBerry users will be updating from their older 'Berry to the BlackBerry Q10.

source: Crackberry

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  • Display 3.1" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(13.5h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Hurry up and get into the US. This is ridiculous!

5. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

What bout the Netherlands? =( 5-10 weeks?!

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

overpriced piece of trash...seriously ? $650-$700 ? for dat phone?

10. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

I ddisagree with the 'trash' part, but the phone is severly overpriced. Here in the UK the phone is listed at £580, which is a fortune, but if you go on amazon the Z10 is already down to 300MAX. i know the Q10 is priced higher than the Z10 anyway, but the price will drop. BlackBerry needs to make this handset affordable if they want to become relevant again.

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

blackberries price tend to drop very quickly, the torch 9800 was $900 in my country when i had just been released, gradually the price went down to $300

23. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I agree 100%. Why would someone buy this garbage with hardware that is two years old. People need to get real phones.

34. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

The Blackberry 10 OS does not need a quad core processor. The OS is optimized for the processor and has less lag and is faster then the phones with the quad core. Android is not optimized for the hardware because it is so fragmented with different manufactures. Like Apple, They optimize the os to work with the processor. Hint- Apple makes the os and puts the hardware together. Blackberry- makes the os and puts the hardware together.

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Phones with out contracts expensive read it again.

9. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Blackberry is ridiculous, this phone is a disgrace to technology

13. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

agreed, who on earth would buy this for a hefty 700 bucks...s4 htc one xperia z or nexus 4 are way better

24. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Agree..They need to die already!

20. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Oh boy..I bet people are lined up to buy this garbage. Who cares!

31. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

RIM = RIP - check Blackberry releasing old tech - check Blackberry RIP in 2 years - check?

33. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

BLACKBERRY IS BACK. They will be the leader in the industry again. Just sit back and watch. To everyone who is bashing Blackberry. Have you used the Z10???? It is an outstanding device. Also the Q10 is going to be an outstanding device as well. I would like to see Apple, Samsung, HTC, Windows, Nokia, and Blackberry be successful. We all win in this case.

38. viswanathansri

Posts: 2; Member since: May 02, 2013

q10 is going to appeal to many more people than the z10 ..... absolutely a premium product to hold in hand ... definitely turns more heads in the public than the iPhone :P :P ... but then the pricing is absolutely over ....... i dont think RIM is currently in a position to demand such a premium from the customers .... @RIM : you don't have customers like the ones using apple who will buy any product thrown at them .... most of your customers are long time loyal users and think a little ... sjow some consideration towards them !!!

40. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

The only leader they will be is at the bottom of the pile. They need to go out of business already. The Q10 and Z10 are garbage phone with outdated technology. The software is horrible as well. Get yourself a real phone!

41. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Have you used either phone? How do you know they are garbage? I think both look good and I played around with a z10 and really liked the OS. Its something fresh and it creates more competition, which means other companies step up their game. Also like someone else said, it doesn't need quad core to run smooth as the software is very well optimized to run smoothly. I had a blackberry tour, they have the best hardware keyboards. If the Q10 had at least a 4 inch screen I'd prob buy it. Until you use one, don't bash them, com

35. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Make BB open platform and you will have chance just in U.S majority hate it because they dont understand that few that do have legit reason the few that like good for them the rest are bandwagon

36. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Well all the best to balckberry!

37. viswanathansri

Posts: 2; Member since: May 02, 2013

Gaurenteed hit for blackberry ..... but the pricing is almost rediculous ......

39. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Are you crazy...if they pricing this garbage at 99 dollars nobody would buy it

42. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

this phone sold in my country Indonesia for $1300 and people still buy it

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