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BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale in the UK - where to buy

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The new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone has today (January 31) gone on sale in the UK, less than 24 hours after the handset was officially launched.

Unlike previous BlackBerrys, the Z10 features a full touchscreen rather than a physical keyboard.

The phone, unveiled yesterday at a blockbuster global launch, is among the first handsets to run BlackBerry 10, the operating system that BlackBerry hopes will help it claw back market share from Apple iOS and Google Android.

Blackberry 10 launch

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The Z10's display measures 4.2 inches on the diagonal, with a resolution of 1280x768 pixels (356 pixels per inch).

Weighing in at 135.4 grams, the Z10 has an 8-megapixel camera on rear that can capture 1080p video, and a 2-megapixel snapper on the front.

It supports 4G connectivity, and comes with 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded to 32GB with a microSD card.

Battery life is claimed to give talk time of up to ten hours on 3G, or up to 60 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video playback.

Blackberry 10

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The phone is now on sale across the UK on all major carriers and retailers, with pricing varying across mobile networks.

O2 is offering the phone for free on contracts from £36 per month. Vodafone is retailing it at £29 on a Vodafone Red Data 24-month plan at £42 per month, or free on plans of £47 per month.

EE is the only carrier offering the Z10 on a 4G plan, and is charging £49.99 on a £41-per-month contact.

Orange and T-Mobile, which are both part of the EE network, are offering the Z10 for £29.99 and £49.99 respectively on a £36-per-month tariff.

Three will offer the Z10, but the carrier has not yet announced its pricing.

Consumers can also buy the Z10 at Phones 4u on all the major UK carriers. The retailer has agreed a deal with BlackBerry to exclusively sell the white Z10 until February 18. It is also offering the first 250 customers who buy the Z10 from Phones 4u online a free 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook.

Carphone Warehouse is offering the Z10 for free on mobile contracts of £36 or higher, but is also offering the phone SIM-free for £479.95.

Yesterday, BlackBerry also announced the new Q10 phone running BlackBerry 10, featuring a physical keyboard as with traditional BlackBerrys.

Watch video introductions to the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 below:


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