BlackBerry confirms the Q10 will cost $249 on contract, coming by the end of May

BlackBerry confirms the Q10 will cost $249 on contract, coming by the end of May
We were wondering earlier today when we saw some BlackBerry Q10 documents leak whether or not we should expect the device to be released soon, and now we have a better idea of what to expect from the device. BlackBerry has confirmed that the Q10 will be released in the US by the end of May and will carry a pretty hefty pricetag.

BlackBerry has confirmed that the Q10 will cost $249 with a two-year contract. That is higher than most top of the line smartphones, and it seems that the idea behind the pricing is that BlackBerry knows that this device will not be a consumer hit, and is looking to maximize revenue from those who do want the device

The BlackBerry Q10 has been drumming up a bit more demand than the Z10, because a number of enterprise users have been waiting for the BlackBerry with a physical keyboard. We'll have to see if it can find more success in the market than the Z10 has so far. 

source: Bloomberg

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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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13 Comments

1. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

It won't be a consumer hit with that price

9. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Not at all. I've been an outspoken BB supporter for quite some time, but every action they have taken with regards to releasing BB10 devices has been the biggest mistake possible. Sever delays, overpricing, launch of the Z10 first over the Q10, everything. When you're a dwindling company, you can't have the mindset of "charge as much as we can because we need every dime". There are still plenty of BB fans out there willing to give them a, er, 3rd shot? If they're that confident with BB10 and BB10 is their saving grace, they need to make it affordable so people go out, buy it, and spread the word!

2. HASHTAG unregistered

And within two weeks after it release it'll probably drop to $149. Does Blackberry really think a lot of people would spend $50 more when they can get the S4 or the HTC One (which are way better phones) for a lower price?

7. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

agreed, bb q10 will be outdated in a matter of months

12. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Nah, it is already outdated!

3. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Rim must have become a while different kind of stupid over the years, huh?

4. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Is this a joke? I hope that funky little phone comes with a happy ending at that price.

5. AcE_LoZeR

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Way to shoot yourself in the foot Blackberry.

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

ahaha told you, RIM (opps, blackberry) is way greedier than Apple, who would buy it other than hardcore bb fans?

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

I find it odd that they would price this higher than the Z10. The Z10 seems like it would be the higher priced device. At the very least, I would think they would be the same price.

10. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

The funny thing the Q10 it's more expensive than S4, Xperia z, bb z10, Iphone 5 16 gb and xperia zl?!

11. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Yes finally this will put them out of business. Great move by Blackberry to price this junk at $249 when a much superior phone in all aspect the S4 will be released shortly. Good job Blackberry keep up the solid work so you go out of business.

13. ryan-BBN

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

i would love to find an unlocked one that i can use a cdma sim on for straight talk i love the look of the Q10. I have the I5 but want the Q10

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