AT&T announced today that the BlackBerry Q10 will officially be available through the carrier on Friday, June 21st. The Q10 sticks to BlackBerry’s traditional design with its famous physical QWERTY keyboard for those still not accustomed to using a touch screen. It’s priced at $199 with a two-year contract, which is a bit pricey if you ask me.
The phone comes with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 4G LTE, a 2,100mAh battery, and a square 3.1-inch touchscreen display above the keyboard. It runs on the latest BlackBerry 10 OS as well.
BlackBerry is definitely keeping with its roots for this device, but it should please loyal customers. Plus, as always the hardware is pretty sleek. At $199 though, it might be a tough sell. AT&T notes in the press release that customers who trade-in their old smartphone can get up to $100 off a new one, including the Q10.
Pre-orders for the BlackBerry Q10 have been available for some time now. If you didn’t pre-order the device and you’re still interested in buying it, mark down June 21st on your calendar and head to the AT&T store.