Starting today, AT&T customers interested in the purchase of a new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone can pre-order the device at their carrier, so as to have it shipped to them later this month.The mobile phone can already be seen listed up for reservations on this page on the wireless carrier’s website, with a price tag of $199.99 (153 Euro) attached to it upon the signing of a two-year contract agreement.
The QWERTY-enabled BlackBerry 10 smartphone sports an off-contract price of $584.99 (447 Euro), and is said to start shipping to users on June 18.
The handset comes with all the features and capabilities that the new BlackBerry 10 OS was launched with, while also enhancing some of them through the physical keyboard it was packed with.
“AT&T was the first carrier to launch BlackBerry smartphones and services in the U.S. and was the first in the U.S. to launch the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone,” Jeff Bradley, senior vice president-Devices, AT&T, said.
“Building on our strong BlackBerry heritage, we are excited to announce that beginning June 5 customers can pre-order the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone for $199.99.”
“The BlackBerry Q10 extends the new BlackBerry 10 experience to customers with the physical keyboard they love and the secure platform they expect, all on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network,” Bradley also mentioned.
BlackBerry Q10 sports a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor inside, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
Furthermore, the smartphone packs an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with full HD video recording capabilities, and a front camera for making video calls.
BlackBerry Q10’s specs list also includes WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, LTE, GPS receiver, NFC, and a removable 2100mAh battery that can deliver up to 13 hours of talk time, or up to 15 days of standby time.