Following poor quarterly earnings, we assume BlackBerry is preparing to move a serious amount of smartphones to bounce back. The company has shown the first signs of that with a new listing on its website selling both the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 unlocked, no-contract or specific carrier required. Think of this like a Google Play Nexus program-like move. 

The BlackBerry Z10 is available in both white and black for $449 (£278). It features a 4.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, 1800 mAh battery, 8-megapixel rear-camera, 2-megapixel front-camera, NFC, LTE, and all the goodies like Bluetooth. 

The BlackBerry Q10 runs a little higher at $549 in white and black. It's aimed at users who love a physical keyboard, featuring a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, LTE connectivity, NFC, a microSD slot and a 2100 mAh battery.

Both smartphones are GSM compatible, meaning they'll work with AT&T and T-Mobile stateside.

BlackBerry hasn't yet listed the BlackBerry Z30, its latest smartphone quietly announced a few weeks ago. The cheaper BlackBerry Q5 isn't found either

Sadly, BlackBerry is making the unlocked smartphones available only in the US for now. It's no fire-sale - simply looks to be BlackBerry opening up a few more options for customers. Will you be picking one up? - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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