BlackBerry Q10 on pre-order from Vodafone

The BlackBerry Q10, the second handset to be released with BlackBerry’s new operating system, is now available for pre-order from Vodafone.

The smartphone can be pre-ordered in time for a 26 April delivery, which is sure to be good news for loyal BlackBerry fans who have been waiting for a QWERTY handset.

The Q10 features a physical keyboard and a 3.1in Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a pixel density of 330ppi. It’s powered by a dual-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.5GHz and has 16GB of internal storage, upgradeable through a microSD slot by up to 32GB. The Q10 has an 8-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, the former of which is capable of 1080p video.

The device is 4G-ready, so early adopters will be able to upgrade to faster mobile Internet speeds when Vodafone’s 4G network launches later this year.

Plans for the Q10 start from £33 per month, with the phone costing £129. If you’re after a free phone, you’ll have to pony up at least £37 pounds per month on a two-year contract.