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White BlackBerry Q10 hits UK via Carphone Warehouse

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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