BlackBerry Q10 UK release date tipped for April 26 with £530 price tag

Formally unveiled alongside the company’s new BB10 operating system back in January, new details have suggested the BlackBerry Q10 UK release date will be held on April 26.

An arrival that would see the QWERTY hosting handset touch down on the same day as the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S4, latest reports have seen online retailer Unlocked Mobiles list the device alongside an April 26  BlackBerry Q10 UK release date.

With the handset previously tipped to hit retailers in April, the latest BlackBerry Q10 reports are the first to point towards and exact date of arrival for the first BlackBerry 10 handset to feature a physical keyboard. As well as teasing a potential arrival, the retailer listing has suggested that a BlackBerry Q10 price tag will see the device set wannabe owners back £529.98 on a SIM-free basis.

“Stock expected 26th April. Customers advised to Pre Order early to guarantee a handset from batch 1,” a listing on the BlackBerry Q10 page of the Unlocked Mobiles site reads.

Despite retailers teasing the handset’s upcoming arrival, BlackBerry has as yet failed to formally confirm when consumers can expect to get their mitts on the BlackBerry Z10 sibling. In a statement to TrustedReviews an official BlackBerry spokesperson said: “BlackBerry is yet to confirm pricing and availability for the Q10 but we will keep you posted.”

BlackBerry Q10 Specs
As the first BlackBerry 10 handset to sport a physical QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Q10 merges the old and the new of the Canadian handset manufacturer, building around the new OS with a combination of physical and touchscreen commands.

Lining up at 10.4mm thick, the BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a HD content appealing 720 x 720p resolution. With a 1.5GHz processor to be paired with 2GB of RAM, the Q10 will feature 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB.

With an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera paired with a second snapper up front, the BlackBerry Q10 specs sheet is completed by a 2100mAh battery, inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC technologies.

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