From April 26th-29th, Selfridges had the exclusive rights to sell the BlackBerry Q10 in the U.K. A very successful weekend at that. Now that it is over, other networks and mobile phone stores in the U.K. can now stock the Q10. Just like our BlackBerry Z10 Buyer's Guide, we're bringing you a BlackBerry Q10 Buyer's Guide - UK Edition, too. So, bookmark this page as we'll be updating it as more carriers add the Q10 to their line up.
Vodafone has the BlackBerry Q10 available in both black and white. It is available from Vodafone on a 12 or 24 month contract. See the table below for pricing on 24 month contracts. The last three tariffs also includes 2GB WiFi every month.
O2 has the BlackBerry Q10 available on contract and on Pay & Go. They seem to be the cheapest I've seen at £529 but of course this would be locked to O2. Their plans start from £11 a month on a 24 month contract, however you would have to fork out £549 up-front, so it probably wouldn't be advisable not going on such a tariff. On top of that you don't get much in terms of minutes or data either. So, I've selected a handful of plans below that cost at less than £549 up-front up to free but there are more available. These are also all on 24 month contracts. There is also O2's new O2 Refresh Tariff that is also available from the stores.
Carphone Warehouse had the exclusivity at their store in Selfridges, London from the initial U.K. launch date. They have also stated that they will be bringing in extra stock to cater to the demand of the Q10. Carphone Warehouse offers the BlackBerry Q10 on all the major U.K. networks. They also stock both the black and white versions.
Carphone Warehouse offers the Q10 on a 24 month contract starting from £33 a month, with no up-front cost, on the various networks. They offer the same plans that the carriers do but tend to match the deals the carriers offer direct, sometimes giving you a bit more for the same price you'd get from a carrier. Up front costs will vary too. On certain tariffs you can even bag yourself a free BlackBerry Bluetooth Mini Speaker.
Carphone Warehouse also has the Q10 available SIM free for £579.99. I popped into my local store today and it seems that some stores, especially the ones not in the city, don't have stock yet. They would be ordered in at point of sale. Online orders have started to ship, so it may be easier to just order online. We'll keep you updated as information becomes available.
Phones 4U operate like Carphone Warehouse and offer the BlackBerry Q10 on all the major U.K. networks (except for Three). They also stock the Q10 in black and white. Plans start free from £36 a month on a 24 month contract. Going on a lower tariffs incurs an up-front cost and varies depending on what network you choose.
You can also get the Q10 SIM free from Phones 4U for £549.95. Visit the Phones 4U website for more details.
Be sure to check back here regularly as we'll be updating this when other U.K. carriers stock the BlackBerry Q10. If you've picked one up already, you should head over to our 'Getting Started with your BlackBerry Q10' post to help get you up and running.