The BlackBerry Z10 has just been confirmed to be available in most phone shops in the UK from tomorrow, with availability confirmed on EE Three, O2 and Vodafone. Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse have also confirmed they will be stocking it, something we already knew.
Obviously pricing will be different for all devices, although Vodafone will be selling the phone for £29 on a £42 a month contract with the Vodafone Red Data plan, including unlimited calls and texts and 2GB of data, there’s also a £47 a month contract giving you the handset for free.
With Vodafone you will also be able to get as much internet as you want, for whatever you want for the first three months on their Vodafone Data Test Drive scheme and the phone will also be available on Vodafone Red Business plans for £40.83 a month, of course the Z10 being a 4G LTE phone it will also be available on their 4G plan when it launches which Vodafone say will be available to upgrade to from one of the above plans, once it reaches a customers area of course.
Srini Gopalan, Consumer Director Vodafone UK said the following: “We know there is strong support from both consumers and business customers for BlackBerry smartphones and it is encouraging to see RIM continuing to innovate. The new BlackBerry Z10 powered by BlackBerry 10, is an important addition to the smartphone market in the UK. It also marks the first handset in our new range of ‘4G-ready’ devices. Anyone who buys one of our ‘4G-ready’ phones will be good to go as soon as Vodafone 4G arrives.”
As for EE, the Z10 will cost £50 on a £41 a 24 month contract with the current 4G plan, including 1GB of mobile data and unlimited UK calls and texts.
Three also confirmed that they will be stocking the phone soon, for which customers can confirm interest here, there’s no pricing or a release date yet however.
[Update] O2 will be offering the Z10 for free on a £36 per month 24 month tariff for the first two weeks of sale.