BlackBerry’s new Z10 handset is going on sale in the UK today at Vodafone, O2, EE, Orange, T-Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, and Phones 4u. Pricing for the Z10 varies from carrier to carrier. O2 is offering the phone for free from £36 per month, while Vodafone is charging £69 on a £37 per month contract (or for free from £47 per month). EE — currently the UK's only LTE network — is typically pricey, charging £49.99 on a £41 per month contact. Orange and T-Mobile offer the phone for £29.99 and £49.99, respectively, on a £36 per month contract. Three UK has yet to announce pricing for the Z10, but has confirmed it will offer the device at some point.
Phones 4u offers deals from all the UK's major carriers, and also has an exclusive — until February 18th — on the white version of the Z10. The company is also giving the first 250 Z10 buyers a free 64GB PlayBook. We know what you’re thinking — "I already have so many PlayBooks!" — but if you're going to jump into BlackBerry's fledgling ecosystem, you may as well go all out. If you're looking to pick up the Z10 without a contract, Carphone Warehouse is currently selling it for £479.95.
Update: We just got a look at Three's pricing for the Z10: £69 up front and either £34 or £36 per month, depending on the plan you choose. Three still hasn't announced when the phone will be available.
Aaron Souppouris contributed to this article