BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 now available unlocked, directly from BlackBerry

BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 now available unlocked, directly from BlackBerry
BlackBerry has started selling the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10, unlocked and SIM free from its own web site. The phones are compatible with the networks belonging to AT&T and T-Mobile. The all-touch BlackBerry Z10, in black and white, is priced at $449. The QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 is priced at $549 for the same colors.

The two unlocked models are available only in the U.S. and despite the recent $900 million+ write down of unsold BlackBerry Z10 models, the Canadian firm did not did not cut the price of the device. Instead, just consider this another outlet for unlocked Z10 and Q10 models. We should note that neither the BlackBerry Q5, or the newly announced BlackBerry Z30 models are being offered from the manufacturer's web site.

Last week, T-Mobile said that it no longer will stock BlackBerry models in its retail stores. Customers of the carrier looking to purchase a BlackBerry phone will need to have the phone shipped directly to their home. While Verizon says that it will continue to stock BlackBerry models in its stores as long as customers want them to, Sprint says it will wait and see whether it will follow in T-Mobile's footsteps.


source: BlackBerry via Pocketlink

Related phones

Z10
  • Display 4.2" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
Q10
  • 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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16 Comments

1. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

LOL! The Z10 prices are $20-60 higher than the vast majority of online retailers. Q10 price appears very competitive so far, but have a feeling that the online guys will soon drop it even further to below $500.

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

The Z10 is only $362.50 at Negri Electronics. BlackBerry is fooling themselves with this absurd pricing. The ultimate example of incompetence.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"The ultimate example of incompetence." There have been soo many examples of incompetence. This is but the latest.

4. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

+1 indeed

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I'll buy the Z10 for work if there is a $99 fire sale playbook style.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Give it some time. I imagine that within a month or two, the $99 specials will arrive. By January, 2014, the phones will be on Overstock.com for $99 unlocked.

10. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

and maybe if you wait until march 2014, it will be $9,99, as there will be no sales and all phones bought in dec returned...

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

$0.99, but with a two-year signed contract.

7. tsuperman

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2013

For $99 firesale, i'll probably buy the Z10 & hope that XDA devs ports android to it.

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I wouldnt put too much faith into that, they never touched the Playbook unfortunately, which is unfortunate since it was a pretty good tablet.

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1248; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

What to say???? They are so adamant to correct their mistakes, even at their last moments....

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

BB have a serious problem with pricing there only foooling themselves with it!

12. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Why are people surprised with the pricing. Look at how much Sony sell their phones on their website, compared how much you can but it for a normal high street store.

13. theaztech unregistered

if the q10 is dropped to 200 ill pick it up real quick. i still love the form factor.

14. theaztech unregistered

dang it, the tmobile q10 is already marked as discountinued.

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Blackberrry needs to be realistic. They already did the writeoff. So just sell em cheap, get the inventory cleared, and get some cash flowing.

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