As if your weekend couldn’t get any better, RIM announced a release date for the “businessman’s phone” Q10 and we see confirmation of prices in the UK.
Blackberry announced today on its official blog that customers can now pre-order from Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u across O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, EE, Vodafone and TalkMobile and will be available from the end of April.
Carphone Warehouse prices the handset at £579.95 SIM-free or alternatively free if you are happy to stump up £36 a month. The company is also throwing in a bluetooth speaker worth £79.95 to tempt you into going for this deal.
Phones4u offer the smartphone for £549.95 SIM-free along with a 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet worth £120 (and falling) to the first 300 customers who pre-order.
It seems Blackberry will do anything to shift these phones in a last ditch attempt two even get near the competition. The handset will be going up against smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3, with rumours of an incoming iPhone in the summer.