The announcements of the availability of the device on U.S. carriers have come flooding in after BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced an update to BB10 and a new device at the annual BlackBerry Live event in Orlando.
T-Mobile announced the device is expected to be available to its consumer customers via the carrier’s Simple Choice Plans sometime in June. The device will be priced at $99.99 down with 24 monthly payments of $20, or for $579.99 outright.
Verizon had fewer details, announcing just that the device would be available for pre-order in the coming weeks and will be available for purchase online and in Verizon Wireless stores sometime in June. The company gave no pricing information, but did say the device will be available in both black and white, with the white option exclusive to Verizon.
Sprint gave even less details than Verizon in its announcement, saying that the device will launch by “late summer” and that “additional details, including pricing and availability, will be shared close to the availability date.”
So far, AT&T is the only U.S. carrier that hasn’t announced availability of the Q10. The BlackBerry Q10 handset features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard. It runs the BlackBerry 10 operating system and has support for 4G LTE and HD Voice.