Verizon's BlackBerry Q10 drops June 10 for $200; preorders start June 6

The carrier's latest typing master will appear on store shelves early next week, but you can reserve yours as early as Thursday.

BlackBerry Q10
BlackBerry's Q10 brings QWERTY back to Verizon. Sarah Tew/CNET

Big Red faithful who have long been craving a physical keyboard's reassuring typing touch, this is your moment. Verizon will begin offering the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone in stores starting next Monday, June 10 -- but eager beavers can preorder theirs starting Thursday.

Verizon and the other three major carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile -- are pretty much on target with previous timelines that marked sales starting in early June.

Another consistency is the price. BlackBerry's QWERTY master sells for $199.99 on Verizon and AT&T with a new, two-year service agreement. Expect Sprint to stick the same sticker price on its model. T-Mobile, for its part, will peddle the keyboarded device for $99.99 down, followed by $20 monthly payments for the next two years; a total of $580 all in.

While BlackBerry has managed to fill a physical keyboard void across all four major U.S. carriers, Verizon does get one small advantage: Big Red alone will sell the Q10 in white along with the ubiquitous black finish.

For photos, video, and all the nitty-gritty, hop on over to CNET's full BlackBerry Q10 review.

 

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