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BlackBerry Q10 launching via Vodafone on April 26th

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BlackBerry Q10 launching via Vodafone on April 26th
U.K. carrier Vodafone has put up its pre-order page for the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10. According to the carrier's site, the device will be shipped starting April 26th on a first-come first-served basis and will arrive at destinations starting April 30th. Vodafone has a number of plans where the phone is free including one that will cost you £37 per month ($46.44 USD) and brings you unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of data each month.

If you don't mind reaching into your pocket to pay for some of the phone, Vodafone has another plan for just £33 per month ($50.34 USD) which gives the subscriber 500MB of data and requires the purchase of the phone at £130 ($198 USD). A Vodafone rep apparently said that it will be some time before the phone is offered unlocked and SIM free although Phones 4U has indicated that a SIM free version of the device will cost £550 ($839 USD).

There are many BlackBerry fans who are so used to a physical QWERTY keyboard like the one on the BlackBerry Q10. That led many to wonder why BlackBerry didn't release the Q10 first instead of the all-touch BlackBerry Z10. A few weeks ago, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that the Z10 was harder to produce and it wanted to get that out of the way. Heins said that he also wanted to quickly counter the rise of touch devices like the Apple iPhone or Android models in BYOD offices globally. Late last month, the executive said that the BlackBerry Q10 would be available in the U.S. sometime in May.

source: Vodafone via CNET

Vodafone is expected to ship the BlackBerry Q10 on April 26th

Vodafone is expected to ship the BlackBerry Q10 on April 26th

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:29

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

So who will be buying this™

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:40 2

2. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

this phone is good for people who dont like touch screen phones and want a phone with qwerty keyboard

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:20

6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3844; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

People who don't like touch screen phones will be sorely disappointed then because this phone has a touch screen.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 18:04 1

3. Emily1985 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)

The same people that do not buy what you wrote.
seriously now, how much money Samsung pay you.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 19:22

4. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

Or someone that is trying to catch the eye of the Samsung Factory Pro-Troll Team scouts.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 01:15

5. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

Thinking about it. I'm tired of typos and typing on glass. Even with SwiftKey I still make more mistakes than I ever did with my Bold 9930.

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