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White BlackBerry Q10 hits UK via Carphone Warehouse

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White BlackBerry Q10 follows its black hued sibling to retailer's shelves

The white BlackBerry Q10 has gone on sale in the UK for the first time, with the lighter hued QWERTY toting handset landing courtesy of Carphone Warehouse.

Set to be stocked via the smartphone retailer and offered in partnership with a number of networks, the white BlackBerry Q10 plays host to the same collection of innards as its darker toned sibling, with the new white finish the only difference between the two devices.

“The Q10 has been hugely popular since we launched it less than a month ago and we’re expecting that the device will become even more desirable to customers now that a white version is available,” Graham Stapleton, Chief Operating Officer of Carphone Warehouse said.

“BlackBerry has done an admirable job with this new handset, the design is a fantastic mix of traditional – with its QWERTY keyboard – and new – using the BlackBerry 10 operating system and touchscreen. In the eyes of our customers, it seems that BlackBerry’s certainly still got it.”

Having shared a launch with the Samsung Galaxy S4, the black BlackBerry Q10 first hit retailers on April 26. Landing originally as a Selfridges exclusive, the BlackBerry 10 powered device quickly became the retailer’s ‘fastest selling gadget’ of all time.

Available from all the leading UK network providers, including EE, O2, Three and Vodafone, the White BlackBerry Q10 is free on £33 per month contracts. Those not looking for the monthly expense can snap up the device SIM-free for a hefty £579.95.

BlackBerry Q10 Features

Pairing a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 720 x 720p resolution with the company’s traditional physical QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Q10 sees a 1.5GHz dual-core processor partnered with 2GB of RAM to run the show alongside the recently released BlackBerry 10 operating system.

With an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera joining forces with a second, 2-megapixel snapper up front, the BlackBerry Q10 features list is further bolstered by 16GB of internal storage, 4G connectivity options and a 2100mAh Lithium-Ion battery.

Measuring in at 10.4mm thick and a reasonable 139g in weight, the BlackBerry Q10 is just the second BB10 handset to make it to market.

If you’re not fussed by a physical QWERTY keyboard, why not take a look at the Q10’s fully touch sibling in our BlackBerry Z10 review or check out the video below.

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May 11, 2013, 5:37 am

The Blackberry Z10 and the Q10 is a winning team of Smartphones.

Damien McCrystal

May 14, 2013, 7:23 pm

Do not order this product. i just did and i am still trying to unwind the mess. They had none in stock and said they'd have one in two days. it didn't turn up but they transferred my billing plan anyway two days early, so my old 9900 stopped receiving emails.This is because the new sytem appears to be incompatible with the old one. Then they kept me on the phone for three hours with a range of denials. When they finally admitted their error they offered my £5 compensation - for wasting three hours on the phone and losing two and a half hours of emails. I am self-employed and missed several important communications. When I told them to cancel the new contract they said they couldn't unless I went to my local store and did it in person - another hour of my time wasted (they even acknowledged that I was within the 7-day cancellation period, but that didn't matter). My family have three Vodafone Blackberries and I'm cancelling them all. Total chaos and horrible service.

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