As we near the January 30th, 2013 launch event, we'll start to hear more and more details of the carriers who be have the BlackBerry 10 devices available for their customers at launch. We've already heard that Rogers is allowing customers to reserve a BlackBerry 10 device online, and today, U.K. carriers have confirmed that they will be offering up the BlackBerry 10 smartphones soon after the January launch announcement.
Vodafone, O2, Three and EE confirmed that they will offer the BlackBerry 10 devices from launch. U.K.'s top two mobile retailers, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U, also confirmed they will have BlackBerry 10 available soon after launch.
Right now EE is the only U.K. carrier to offer LTE. While both Orange and T-Mobile UK, who are part of EE, will also stock the BlackBerry 10 devices, you will have to get an EE contract to get the faster data speeds. No pricing details have been announcement by any carriers and we'll probably see those come launch day or soon after, if not before.
With London being one of the launch cities, it would be safe to think that the BlackBerry 10 devices would come to the U.K. not too long after. Now that the carriers are beginning to confirm they will offer the BlackBerry 10, it is all coming together nicely and with only 42 sleeps, January 30th, 2013 can't come soon enough.
Keep it locked to CrackBerry as more details emerge.
Source: EE, O2 UK, Phones4U