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The White and Gold BlackBerry Q10 goes on sale in Dubai

By James Richardson on 19 Aug 2013 08:56 am EDT
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We've seen our fair share or premium BlackBerry smartphones over the last couple of years and it now looks like the Q10 has had a facelift over in Dubai where you can pick up the white and gold variant. It even has a beautiful color coordinated box!

If you are interested in picking this one up it will set you back AED 3,799 (just over $1000). The black and gold Q10 first showed up in May this year (2013) but I have to say that this white one looks a lot more sexy if you ask me.

Would you be willing to pay a little more for some 'bling' on your BlackBerry? Sound off in the comments if you would be so kind.

Discuss more in the CrackBerry forums

Press Release

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Following the successful launch of the BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone earlier this year, BlackBerry® today unveiled the gold and white BlackBerry Q10 Special Edition for customers in UAE.

Offered exclusively in select markets, including in the Middle East, the special edition BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be available in white with a brilliant gold colored stainless steel frame, accompanied by an exquisitely-designed, gold-accented headset and protective leather sleeve. The special edition smartphone will also feature an exclusive range of unique BlackBerry PIN numbers.

Built with precision and offering premium performance in a signature design, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone combines a large 3.1 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen and BlackBerry's best physical keyboard with the power of the BlackBerry® 10 operating system. It packs advanced hardware with the distinctive features of BlackBerry 10, including the ever present BlackBerry® Hub, that keep you moving.

The BlackBerry Q10 Special Edition smartphone will be available at the official BlackBerry retail store in Dubai Mall beginning August 19.

 

99 comments

tw1g_007

Nice. And first.

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birdman_38

I'd put a case on it to cover up that hideous gold!
;)

cracklingberry

still i don´t get the fucking "first" shit - that´s just stupid³ - summer is here too i guess

tw1g_007

Your just jealous you weren't first. Stop being a hater dude. Being "first" is such a good feeling regardless of what you say.

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Plazmic Flame

I don't always buy white phones but if I do... damn. Looks hot with the gold trim.

SteelGreek

This ^^^

Sent via Z10 on Verizon running .1047 thru CB10

peterallcdn

It actually does look pretty good, unlike most phones with gold. I think gold on a phone looks better if the phone's owner is actually wealthy/powerful... an average Joe with a gold phone tends to look tacky. haha I'm an average Joe by the way... :-)

jordandrews90

Hmm, I take it this is made by BlackBerry themselves? Or a third party?

Plazmic Flame

It's made by BlackBerry, it's official... which is why there is a press release above.

Beesh1

If I had the money I'd buy that in a heartbeat! Looks so elegant and damn sexy!

Brutal Efficiency

Elegant? Not really. Sexy? Hell yeah!!

My Tech-Fleet: Q10; Z10; PlayBook; Surface Pro; Xbox 360; HP TouchPad; iPod Touch 5

Rayed Siddiqui

Ordering now! Been waiting a while! I wanted black and gold but this actually looks a lil more individual

Posted via CB10 on my Z10!

Winston Loh

Cool...and congrats - do post some pics..I think it;s beautiful white and gold...but I can't afford this :-)

kupfernigk

Cost of changing the frame color?
One way to try to raise the ASP.

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shiszil

I want to lick it till I reach the center.

I use a BlackBerry because it makes sense

ndewa2

Nice :)
But if I have some money I will buy this --"
But I don't have some monay. TT

xxjavaxx2001

Flying to dubai on the 17th next month.. would see if i get a job hehe

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pghrox18

Why don't you guys(Crackberry) come up with an online show called "Pimp my Blackberry"? Compile all of the different concepts from your subscribers...some of them, like this, make it out into the wild...the ones that aren't produced by BBY, you could find someone that rework one and pimp it out for the winner of some drawing you'd have...just a thought.

MidnightSociety

Very nice. I might have to have one of my friend in the region ship me one. This is classy.

FrankSiedler

When does it come to Germany ;-)

newbaskerville

Wow, such beauty.

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pepidick

SWEET!!!!! But to rich for my pocket..... :-)

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BB_Bulldog

I won't this one Why Can Amazon Have this or something

BB_Bulldog

CrackberryBrianS

Wicked phone

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Ron In Motion

Looking good!

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stberry

crackberry...y u no giveaway one ??

MisterShark

The frets should at least be gold electroplated for that price tag.

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BGK

Aren't they? Looks like it to me!

theRock1975

I'M RICH!

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shawie

That is beautiful!

BBQ10

theRock1975

Just $230 more than the regular Q10? Why not?

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theRock1975

One second thought, this is actually a magnificent Anniversary or retirement gift.

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Supa_Fly1

Funny you should say that. I'll bet each of the executive team has one as soon as their out the door.

Incredible effort in going full out premium especially of the Porsche Z10 rumors hold true.

This should've been done first month after release. Good to see their beginning to understand some clients in specific regions has specific tastes.

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Plazmic Flame

About $300 more here in Canada. If you're going to buy outright, might as well get this, lol

Bsavvy

Nice! I want one.

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DJ Reyes

Oooh, I'd like one of those.

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law2010

This phone screams Dubai. I have to admit, it looks really awesome.

esmejayjay

Awesomely crafted, i want one!!

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mrocchealth

So I really want one. Who lives in the region that can help me out... or can I order it online through the store... this is why blackberry needs to have an online store where people can buy unlocked phones...im also looking for a 7.1 BB torch if anyone is interested in selling their old one

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ShazPrimus

I'm not a fan of white phones but when I first saw this post and the picture...I wanted one straight away... i'm not rich and I guess there must be a reasons as to why Dubai gets to have it over other countries *cough* money *cough* but still I freakin love it!

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jorgkbzas

Hi from Ecuador & good morning to all , i belive they should invest in more in specs for future phones , but doing an elite version of that model , makes the brand look cool and its the publicity they need also i belive that its a sign that people like this Q10 and they are focusing in the rigth target reflecting BB as a simbol of prestige.
i realy like the idea , now Imagine a Z10 especial edition..... [ not talking about red or the maybe porche design].

@jorgkbzas

lilchurchboy

maybe sprint will release this lol

BBMIZKING

Wow! That's one good looking phone.

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jwyoungy

It's not about what it cost to make, it's about the exclusivity of having it and people pay for that all the time. How many people paid $600 for the first iphones and it could do very little as a smartphone and how many people pay $300 more for an ipad when you can get a better Android one for $200 less?

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Inthibad

Glad to hear this news as a Dubai resident.

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wgtcarlos

Beautiful!

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Miss_Hawkins

Damn I want one!! Very nice

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NexusLexus

It's all 'bout then Benjamins baby! It looks quite nice, but to much glamour IMHO! #blingbling

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NexusLexus

Well my fav design is still the Porsche Design Bold 9900!

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Rub3n5

If I was a Prince in Dubai sitting on a multi-billion dollar oil field and had money to burn, I'd buy 2 of these white n' gold Q10's.

ShahidAkber

You don't need to be a billionaire to buy this phone... I bought the Q10 for 2699 dhs that's like 750 US dollars I would have got this one if I knew that this phone is coming.

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rhon3g

3,799 AED

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ofutur

Go to tour local shop and ask for the gold upgrade.
Pay $100.
Flash your phone like crazy.
Get invited to VIP parties.
Profit.

Sent from my Z30/3

masterful

I want one

Posted via CB10 from my BlackBerry Z10

michaelshawn

I WANT ONE!!!!!

My all in one beauty Z10

3_M4N

Me gusta.

⊙▂⊙

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10!

SirKneeland

Well hot damn, the Nokia Oro lives on!

BlackJack-21

It looks very nice. I've always known the white and gold goes together. I was hoping that the Z10 had a gold logo on it or maybe there one on eBay. If it's comes available in Canada I might buy one for the wifey.

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Majestic Lion

wouldbuythissexybeast/10

Sugarfreak

Gorgeous! I would def buy it!

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z10fido

Yuck. Looks like a toy

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EsJayDee

Looks kind of nice.

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ErinnM

Wow beautiful

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misterblank

Does the gold help protect your email from random hub deletions?

Playbook007

Yup! Well.....i have never had what you speak of......enjoy your iphone and leave.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

amazinglygraceless

I have always disliked white phones and the addition of "gold colored accents" makes me hate this one.

Bacon Munchers

I heard the Verge idiots saying how ridiculous it was for BlackBerry to offer phone editions like this.
Seems that they don't understand foreign markets like UAE, or are just to ignorant to care. Either way, a little something called gross margin in these phone editions will hedge nicely against the latest discounts offered to the regular devices.

Smart BlackBerry!

rally5464

A thousand times better looking than that black and gold Q10. Pun intended ;)

CrazyBack

BlackBerry put that phone out to make all the rich and oily people happy in Dubai and hope they don't notice iphone. So where would the black gold version ship to?

susu222

Kevin should get one of this

TeaBoy

why is everything sold in dubai has to be made out of gold?

Kobe Barksdale

This phone is a chick magnet and will sure make "em drop their panties lol
I want one, may be the black and gold though

Nathend

So this is what BB is doing with there time ? Is it any wonder the people at BB are being let go ,all the while T.H gets to laugh behind all the way to the Bank .
Ya I can really see this being really popular with the Masses, right.
BB is tanking and fast.
I would have gave Thorsten Heins $100k and a handshake , that's it.

MontoyaOscar84

The phone looks very cool.

lee.michael.f92

I've got my buddy that's stationed out in dubai on stand by to buy this for me when it becomes available.

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javyously

Not a fan of white or gold, but it looks really good! I just want those headphones it comes with.

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robin11

Are they offered for less on a 2 year contract;-)

Soeasy

Geez that ugly! That gold is waaaaaay tacky... But I'm a NY'er...

MsCivvy902

Omg. I have the white Q10 now, I think the gold looks amazing.. NOT $1000 amazing though. PLUS, I'd just end up covering it with a case so my baby doesn't get broken

DSL9700

genius, they know how to sell in dubai.

marcinz

Gold Iphone looks much nicer...no I'm not an iphone lover or a troll just saying

DementedDevil

Great piece of marketing for those who like to pay for exclusivity...

I'd imagine any sheik worth his weight in oil would go for the 24ct gold version mentioned a few moons ago...

Like the idea regarding "cool" PINs too!

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Cap_172R

Not bad...considering if you purchase the Q10 at full price ($699+tax...roughly $790Cad). A couple hundred more isn't bad for the 'Special Edition' Q10. Many bought the Z10 for around that price too before it came to their respective country!

lev874

Yet I still cant get a plain old blackberry Q10 on a major carrier in the US. (Sprint) Enjoy your Gold phone Dubai. Fail!!!!

CMAC_77

There is such a disparity between the release of device and the recent layoffs at Blackberry! The optics are so contradictory, a white and gold Q10 for the elite versus the additional 100 jobs cut in Waterloo.

StoicEngineer

Very nice. I swung back and forth on whether to wait for a white Q10. This would have been the decider. Really fine looking phone - it would be a shame to be covered with a case.

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Xydiq Yks

OMG where can i buy this phone in India am crazy about d phone already

Michael Law HK

hi, anyone interested in buying the Q10 White and Gold special edition can contact me at mlaw@kamkwat.com.