Just yesterday we heard rumors of the BlackBerry Q10 landing on T-Mobile and today the date has been made official.
The Q10 will be available at T-Mobile on June 5th for $99 down at $20/month for 24 months. This means that Tmo will be the first US carrier to land the Q10 unless of course we hear some more news in the next week.
The Q10 has been available to business customers since May 14th and, as we've seen already, some units are already starting to arrive. We got to play around a little bit with a pre-release model at BlackBerry Live, too.
Still no update or preorder options on T-Mobiles site however. Check out the full press release below for more.
T-Mobile Makes 4G LTE BlackBerry Q10 Available for Customers
QWERTY plus touch screen smartphone rounds out T-Mobile’s 4G LTE device portfolio
BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 16, 2013 — T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) continues to add to its growing line-up of 4G LTE devices with the BlackBerry® Q10. T-Mobile is the only major U.S. wireless company to offer this QWERTY plus touch screen smartphone with unlimited talk, text and Web on a screaming fast, nationwide 4G network. Business customers can order the new device now with general consumer availability coming in June.
“If you love your high-performance touch screen phone, but still crave a QWERTY keyboard, the wait is over – the BlackBerry Q10 is here,” said Jason Young, vice president of marketing at T-Mobile. “Not only does the new 4G LTE BlackBerry device offer the touch screen and the QWERTY keyboard you love, it provides the security, capabilities and speed that users need to stay connected.”
Simple Choice and Simple Choice for Business Plan
T-Mobile offers BlackBerry Q10 customers simple and competitive rate plans. For consumer and small business customers, T-Mobile’s Simple Choice or Simple Choice for Business plans allow customers to design their plan based on the number of lines and amount of high-speed data they want. Unlimited talk, text and Web with up to 500MB of high-speed data is $50 per month (plus taxes and fees) for the first line on our advanced nationwide network with no caps, no overages and no restrictive annual service contracts.
For a limited time (through Sept. 30, 2013), T-Mobile small business customers can also take advantage of a free feature bundle, valued at more than $400. T-Mobile's Business Extras allows customers with capable devices to access business-focused capabilities like 24/7 remote IT support and paper-to-mobile forms conversion as well as waived activation fees, dedicated Business Care support and free Wi-Fi Calling and free Smartphone Mobile HotSpot on select rate plans. The Business Extras bundle is available to any small business customer who activates a new line or renews an existing line of service (min. 500MB data plan required).
Business Unlimited Plan
With data consumption on the rise, enterprise customers are looking to reduce the costs associated with data usage. Because business customers want to be able to choose the type of plan that best suits their organization’s needs, T-Mobile continues to offer a choice – from traditional monthly service plans to “radically simple” unlimited offerings. For users of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone wishing to avoid constraints or overage charges, T-Mobile’s Business Unlimited plan offers unlimited talk, text (MMS), and data on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G and 4G LTE (in select markets) network for $70 per month (plus taxes and fees) on a two-year contract.
Pricing & Availability
Business customers may order their BlackBerry Q10 now from their B2B sales rep with typical device delivery expected within a week of ordering. The BlackBerry Q10 is expected to be available for consumers in June for $99.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for well-qualified buyers for 0% APR O.A.C.1 The smartphone will be available in T-Mobile retail stores, via www.T-Mobile.com and through select dealers and national retail stores. Consumer interested in getting more information on the availability of the Q10 can sign up for alerts at http://explore.t-mobile.com/blackberry-q10.