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Deal: £220 BlackBerry Z10 smartphone

We couldn't help but notice that the entry price of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone has fallen significantly over the last few weeks. You can now purchase it SIM-free from Carphone Warehouse for around £230. While it is not as compelling as the £180 Google Nexus 4, it is one of the best value 4G handsets on the smartphone and it is a real shame that it can't run on Android.

The smartphone was unveiled earlier in 2013, a year of upheaval for the company formerly known as RIM. It runs on a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.5GHz. Other components include 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a rear 8-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, BlackBerry OS 10, a 4.2in display with a 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution and 4G connectivity.

Whether the Z10 will follow the footsteps of the BlackBerry PlayBook and up with a sub £200 price tag remain to be seen. However, it is likely that RIM is already looking to beef up the device sooner rather than later. Check out our review of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone here.

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