BlackBerry Q10: Released in UK end of April; pre-orders now available

Firm reveals Carphone Warehouse is now taking Q10 pre-orders
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BlackBerry’s first BB10 QWERTY smartphone, the Q10, is finally available for pre-order in the UK, with the first stock due late April.

The phone maker has confirmed Carphone Warehouse as a seller of the handset, and the retailer is now taking Q10 pre-orders across O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, EE and TalkMobile.

Meanwhile, Phones4u is also offering the Q10, and will provide the BlackBerry PlayBook to the first 300 buyers of the device. The company is providing the phone for free from £36 a month on contracts or £549.95 SIM-free.

As for online retailers, Clove is offering up a SIM-free Q10 for £534.99 and Unlocked Mobiles has the handset listed for a slightly cheaper price of £529.98, putting the release date as April 26th.