Vodafone begins taking pre-orders for BlackBerry Q10


Device will be free on operator’s Red Data price plan for £37 a month with unlimited calls, texts and 1GB of data

Vodafone has started taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Q10 in preparation for the smartphone’s expected release later this month.

It will be free on the operator’s ‘Red Data’ price plans from £37 a month, which comes with unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 1GB of data.

The device also becomes Vodafone fourth 4G-ready mobile, joining the Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy S4 and BlackBerry Z10.

The Q10 is the second smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and the first with both a touchscreen and QWERTY keypad.

It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and has a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED screen, eight megapixel rear camera, two megapixel front camera, HD video recording and 16GB of internal memory with a microSD slot for further expansion.

Like the Z10, the smartphone enables users to ‘peek’ in and out of BlackBerry Hub, ‘Screen Share’ to enable them to instantly share photos, documents and emails running on the device without stopping a conversation on BlackBerry Messenger and ‘BlackBerry Balance’, to separate business and personal use.