BlackBerry Z10 Arrives in UAE at Dh 2,599 ($707 / 529 Euro)

The handset is available on contract deals at Etisalat

By on February 11th, 2013 08:16 GMT

BlackBerry Z10, the latest mobile phone that Canadian handset vendor BlackBerry has made official at the end of January, and the first from the company to run under BlackBerry 10, is now available for purchase in UAE.

As The National notes, the smartphone has been made available in the country via wireless carrier Etisalat, which has started selling it today via select outlets, including their Deira business center.

du and Etisalat customers will be able to purchase the smartphone on contract from their wireless carriers, but those who would like to grab it contract free will have to pay 2,599 Dirham ($707 / 529 Euro) for it. Apparently, the device faces limited supply.

The second new BlackBerry 10 smartphone from the Canadian vendor, namely the BlackBerry Q10, should arrive in the country in April, it seems.

“We’ve been told there is a go-ahead to retailers and we should be getting stocks shortly. It’s a question of logistics to get everything to us. We’ve been told to expect it anytime,” said Ashish Panjabi, the chief operating officer of Jacky’s Electronics.

“For any launch whether it’s an iPhone, BlackBerry or a Samsung, there is always a shortage in the first few months.”

BlackBerry Z10 has been made official with a 4.2-inch touchscreen display on the front, capable of an HD resolution, as well as with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor packed inside.

Furthermore, the smartphone sports 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot to enable users to expand it.

The specs list of the smartphone also includes an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording, as well as a front camera, great for making video calls.

Additionally, the smartphone comes with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, 4G LTE capabilities, NFC, GPS receiver, and the usual set of sensors. Not to mention that it can offer brand new features courtesy of the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
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