Etisalat opens pre-orders for the BlackBerry Q10 along with half off BlackBerry packages for 6 months

BlackBerry Q10
By Michelle Haag on 17 Apr 2013 10:23 pm EDT

If you're an Etisalat customer looking to pick up the BlackBerry Q10, this is your lucky day. Not only has the popular carrier opened up pre-orders for the QWERTY BlackBerry, they have also put all BlackBerry packages on sale for half off for a limited time. You are able to buy the device for only AED2699 with delivery expected the last week of April and enjoy 50% off on prepaid or postpaid BlackBerry Complete, Unlimited or the Global packages. This brings the packages down to AED40/93/150 per month respectively. 

You can continue reading for the full press release, and if you're interested in more information on the plans or pre-ordering the BlackBerry Q10 from Etisalat, you may do so at the link below.

More information/pre-order the BlackBerry Q10 from Etisalat

Press Release

Etisalat today announced pre-orders for the new BlackBerry® Q10 becoming one of the first operators worldwide to offer the pioneering LTE enabled device in the region.

The device will be available at Etisalat business centers and outlets from last week of April for AED 2,699. Customers can pre-order their Q10 from the website ( from 17 April, 2013.

As an introductory offer on the purchase of the new Q10 device Etisalat will offer 50 per cent discount on complete, unlimited and global BlackBerry packages for 6 months. New or existing customers would pay AED 40/ month for Complete, AED 93/ month for Unlimited and AED 150/month on Global packages instead of the standard package price.

The BlackBerry Q10 powered by BlackBerry® 10 is built with precision offering premium performance in a timeless design with BlackBerry’s best physical keyboard and a touch screen to help communicate, collaborate faster and more efficiently.

Khaled ElKhouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat said: “Our customers are looking forward to the new BlackBerry Q10 and are proud to be one of the first operators globally to announce the pre-orders for this device exclusively in UAE. We believe Q10 will meet the expectations of business and personal users providing a perfect balance between work and personal life. The tools available on the device are revolutionary and have unquestionably set a new benchmark in the evolution of the smartphone.”

The re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform offers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. It gives you a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to your needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving forward towards your goal and includes advancements such as:

·  The ever present BlackBerry® Hub, which  brings all your conversations together in one easy to manage place that you can access at any time from any app with a simple “peek”, so you’re always only one swipe away from what matters to you.

·  BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which elegantly separates and secures work applications and data from personal content and lets you instantly switch between your personal and professional profile for easy access to work apps and data.

·  BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), which lets you harness the power of collaboration and exchange ideas in an instant.

·  BlackBerry® Remember, which helps you tackle tasks quickly with a new way to collect, organize and action all the information sitting in different places across your smartphone.


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Reader comments

Etisalat opens pre-orders for the BlackBerry Q10 along with half off BlackBerry packages for 6 months


More good news from the crackberry team keep up the good work guys. Q10 looking good but I couldn't wait z10 got me and I'm happy.

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Hi guys first ever post on crackberry but wanted to make sure we do our part to make BlackBerry a strong company again. How can we make the q10 compete with s4 and HTC One coming out now? Let's spread the word out on how good the q10 is to people we know first.

[QUOTE=DrHamedz;8334874]When will this update be available to STL 100-1 devices??

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Same over here, BlackBerry always forget about who really cares, we were the first to support by buying this new product, when I was using the Z10, when I was in Los Angeles, no one knew about the Z10 when I was looking for accessories, only to find there is not even a release date to this device, and now when it is released, BlackBerry supports 100-2 and 3X but no to 100-1. Nothing for the first customers who didn't doubt BlackBerry and went out on a limb. That is not fare.

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Etisalat and du (local carriers) are a monopoly here. Key features of the new phones viz. BBM Voice, etc are disabled. Skype is banned or atleast the users are made to indirectly struggle. Need these features as soon as possible. Also, any news on Instagram?

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The key features are not disabled physically on the phone, they ate disabled when the sim from them is in and connected to their network. All works fine when out of the country. Skype (when it comes out will be able to run on the phone anyways. The only problem I see is that most likely as it happened with the z10 is that all the people that pre ordered the z10 from Etisalat, got their phone much later than people who just walked into a shop and bought it on the day of the release (like me) .

Z10 Flavour since 12.2.13

Half package for Q10

For us when we got Z10 they gave us half package price for 4 months

Anyway good news for people who will get Q10 from Etisalat

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I use the BB Complete package right now with my 9900 and have been waiting for the Q10.

The BB Complete package originally costs AED 79. Considering the "50%" discount for 6 months, the phone would cost me AED (2699 - 39*6) = AED 2465.

I'm willing to pay that much but is the keyboard ONLY English? There's no info about that. If not, I'll have to wait to buy it from elsewhere.

Yeah, surprised that the q10 is more expensive than z10, thought BlackBerry mentioned that it would be cheaper, probably Etisalat bumping price up because they know everybody wants the physical keyboard here. So im guessing grey imports will be pushing the 3000 AED range. /sigh

Z10 Flavour since 12.2.13

I rather wait and see what are the actual reviews. Almost all d early adopters of Z10 in UAE suffered a lot.