The BlackBerry Z30 has been announced and we've been seeing retail outlets and some carriers slowly start to confirm their availability. Following the event in Malaysia, it was confirmed that it would go on sale in the U.K. and Middle East next week. Selfridges, in the U.K. has already started pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z30. Now, we see Carphone Warehouse follow suit. It's not a huge surprise as the store in Selfridges is Carphone Warehouse.
Carphone Warehouse has it available on contract as well as SIM free. For no upfront fee, you're looking at £32 ($51) a month on a 24 month contract. This will give you 600 mins, unlimited texts and 750MB of data. If you're looking for a 4G plan, prices start at £37 ($59) with no upfront fee, this would 1GB of data each month.
At the moment it seems like the plans are all with O2 and Talk Mobile (an MVNO). So, if you're looking to go with another network, you're out of luck, until the carrier itself confirms availability.
If you're looking to get it SIM free, it will cost you £529 ($848), which is a little cheaper than we saw with Selfridges at £600 ($962). However, looking at the Selfridges website now, the price is on par with Caprhone Warehouse. Bare in mind there is VAT (Value Added Tax) in the U.K. so the prices in brackets will probably not be how much it will retail elsewhere.
Carphone Warehouse will have the Z30 in black and white. Estimated delivery for the black Z30 is September 30th, while the white Z30 is October 15th.
Who will be picking one up next week? Sound off in the comments.