BlackBerry’s first flagship smartphone of 2013 – the BlackBerry Z10 – is now available on Three on a range of pay monthly tariffs.
Three is offering the Z10 on its Ultimate Internet 500 and The One Plan – both on a two-year term for £34 and £36 a month respectively – with an upfront cost of £69 for the handset itself.
In return, both tariffs will get you all-you-can-devour-data and 5,000 texts. On the Internet 500 plan you’re looking at 500 minutes per month, but for two quid more you can bag 2,000 minutes on The One Plan, plus 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes.
If you were planning to snap up the Z10 sans contract, however, you’ll have to look elsewhere as Three isn’t currently ranging the handset on any pay as you go tariff.
Unveiled late last month amid much fanfare, the BlackBerry Z10 runs on the latest BlackBerry 10 (BB10) operating system, which has been rebuilt from scratch to be slicker, quicker and easier to use than ever.
As well as an all-new user interface called ‘Flow’ that lets you navigate between menus and applications with intuitive gestures, BB10 features the BlackBery Hub lets you peek at your messages, updates and notifications with just one swipe from any screen you’re on.
It also brings what BlackBerry claims is the ‘best virtual keyboard’ on any smartphone out there, along with an improved version of the BlackBerry Messenger that now supports video calls and new camera features such as Time Shift that let you pick the best shot out of a bunch.
Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three, said: “The BlackBerry Z10 is ideal for those looking for a smartphone that combines the best aspects of a traditional BlackBerry device with modern and innovative features.
“Along with our great range tariffs offering All You Can Eat data without the worry of incurring extra data charges, users on Three will benefit from the ultimate internet experience”.
Three expects to start shipping the BlackBerry Z10 on Monday February 18th.