BlackBerry Z10 available on Vodafone January 31?
A Vodafone UK employee has leaked an internal communication from the carrier that confirms the device will be available to order online at 5PM local time on Wednesday, January 30th, and that phones will be in-stock at all store locations by the 31st.
The way I read this, is that Vodafone (and everybody else) will be free to announce plans, prices and availability as the official launch announcement will be over.
The 5pm time means that you won’t be able to get the phone on launch day but you could have it in your hands the following day if you walk into a Vodafone store.
If the the availability dates are accurate then order online and you could have your Z10 on the 1st February while if you walk into a store, you should be able to get it on the 31st January.
They state that there will be the usual range of on-contract options that don’t require signing up for a special BlackBerry SOC plan.
If you’re looking for no upfront cost, you’ll be paying £47 per month for 3GB of data and unlimited talk and text for 24 months. This to the average consumer user will be a bit steep.
The cheapest monthly option is a £25 plan with an upfront cost of £229 that includes 100MB of data, unlimited texts, and 100 minutes of talk. This again is not really an great plan as 100MB of data is not ideal.
Not surprisingly, the Z10 will not be available on PAYG at launch time.
If you’re looking for the white version of the Z10, it states that it won’t be available until mid-February.
We don’t have too long to wait to find out just accurate this information is going to be.