The white version of the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 is now available at a pair of U.K.retailers. Selfridges, the high-end chain that had a U.K.exclusive on the device when it first launched, had set internal sales records once the BlackBerry Q10 was released late last month. Starting today, the retailer has the same phone in white available. The same version of the device can also be purchased from Carphone Warehouse and extra stock has been ordered to cover what is expected to be heavy demand for the phone.
The BlackBerry Q10 in white
The BlackBerry Q10 is available for free for those signing up for monthly plans with U.K. carriers such as O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, EE, Vodafone and TalkMobile. Prices start as low as £33 per month ($50.67) USD. Or, the device can be purchased SIM free for £579.95 ($890.46 USD).
LONDON, 10th May, 2013 – The best-selling BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone is now available in white at Selfridges and Carphone Warehouse stores.*
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.