Sprint users holding out for BlackBerry’s Q10 handset won’t have to wait for much longer. On Monday, the carrier announced that it will begin offering the Q10 starting on August 30 for $200 with a new line or eligible upgrade with a new two-year service agreement.
The BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touch-enabled display, a full QWERTY keyboard, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with microSD support. The device also offers a sizeable 2,100 mAh battery and an 8MP rear-facing camera. The handset runs on BlackBerry 10 OS and boasts 4G LTE connectivity.
The $200 asking price could prove to be a bit steep, as the Q10 has aged considerably since its initial release. The BlackBerry QWERTY handset will have to face off against a number of competitively priced smartphones entering the market, including the HTC One Mini, Samsung Galaxy Mega, and Moto X all of which became available to AT&T subscribers last week for less than $200. Still, the Q10’s jump over to Sprint — which did offer BlackBerry’s first BB10 device, the Z10 — could prove to be helpful for BlackBerry as the company continues to struggle in the face of declining sales numbers.
Sprint users will be able to activate the BlackBerry Q10 on Sprint’s Unlimited plans including the carrier’s My Way plan or My-All-In plan. For more information on the handset and all of its features, be sure to see our full BlackBerry Q10 Review.