The Blackberry Z10 was only launched last week and it looks as if a price war has already begun amongst two mobile operators at the lower end of the spectrum.
BuyMobilePhones offers the handset on a two year contract on O2, T-Mobile and Orange (the last two being known as EE) for under £600. This is a good deal given that the SIM-free version of the phone costs nearly £500; in other words, the equivalent price of the SIM-only deal would be around £100 for a two-year contract.
All the packages require between £100 and £220 upfront fee and cost between £592 and £594. For users that use a lot of data but only a few minutes every months, T-Mobile’s monthly allowance of 50 minutes, 250 texts and 1GB data is probably the best option.
The most balanced bundle though is the one from Orange which comes with 100 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB data, one Swapables and free BT Openzone Wi-Fi access.
Although not technically as advanced as some rivals (like the HTC Butterfly or the Sony Xperia Z), the Blackberry Z10 manages to hold its own thanks to its 4.2in HD display, a dual core Snapdragon SoC, 2GB of RAM and its very own Blackberry OS 10. Check out our analysis of the Z10’s specifications here.