The Blackberry Q10 marks the second device from Blackberry to run the company’s new BB10 operating system. Its biggest USP is the QWERTY keypad that it comes with together with a touch sensitive display which has brought back memories of the glorious past association that the Canadian company once enjoyed with the business community. All of it has already translated to brisk sales of the device in the UK as well as its home country Canada though the picture in neighboring America is that of mixed proportions. The device is either already available in that country or is soon to reach markets depending on which carrier you are affiliated to.
Mentioned here are the details of how the device stands as far as its availability is concerned with respect to the four big carriers in the US, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
It has been the first to accept pre-orders of the Q10, with the process having started in June 5 itself. The carrier has listed the official release date of the device on June 21st. The smartphone has priced the device at $199.99 which involves a 24 month contract for the buyers to agree to.
The Q10 is already available from the Magenta carrier and is the only carrier to offers the device at the most affordable price of just $99.99. However, users will have to agree to pay $20 in 24 monthly installments. Such a deal might seem lucrative at first though the user will end up paying $579.99 by the end of the 2 year period which does make it quite unreasonable for a device such as the Q10.
Here too the Q10 has been available since June 10 with the pricing being quite similar at $199.99 as the upfront amount along with agreeing to a 2 year contract.
Surprisingly, Sprint still has no well-defined road map towards the launch of the Q10 and the nearest it has spelled out is that it has line up the device for a possible summer launch. Pricing and other details are also missing as of now.