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BlackBerry Q10 available from 2 July on Telstra 4G

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Posted on June 18, 2013

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The wait is finally over. Blackberry fans will be happy that the classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard has returned this time with 4G and the new BlackBerry 10.1 operating system. The BlackBerry Q10 will be available from Telstra on 2 July.

With more Aussie businesses wanting to maximise productivity and connectivity away from the office, the BlackBerry Q10 on Telstra 4G is a great tool for businesses wanting to work faster and smarter.

As the Telstra Mobile Network has Australia’s largest area of 4G coverage, and is quickly expanding (we’re on track to reach 66 per cent of Australians by 30 June), our BlackBerry Q10 customers will see these advantages in more places.

In 4G coverage areas downloading files, sending emails and uploading photos on the Q10 will be fast and simple for people on the go, while HD Voice compatibility will also mean crisper, clearer calls when phoning another HD Voice handset on the Telstra Mobile Network.

With the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system customers can easily separate work applications and data from personal content – protecting your privacy.*

In another plus for businesses, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) not only allows voice calling and video chat, but also allows screen sharing with other BlackBerry 10 contacts.**

The BlackBerry Q10 also has a 8 megapixel camera, 3.1 inch screen, 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 16GB shared internal storage (expandable up to an additional 64GB via a separately purchased Micro SD card) and a 2100mah battery for long battery life.

Pricing:

From Tuesday 2 July 2013, Telstra Business and Consumer customers will be able to purchase the BlackBerry Q10 on a range of plans.

Telstra Business customers will be able to take up the BlackBerry® Q10 at Telstra stores on the $60/mth Business Performance Plan with a $11 handset repayment per month (after using their MRO bonus) with $600 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. Minimum cost over 24 months is $1704  and 2 minute standard call is $2.38, excess data $0.10/MB.

Consumer customers can purchase the BlackBerry Q10 on a $60 Every Day ConnectTM plan with a $11 handset repayment per month (after using their MRO bonus), with $600 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. Minimum cost over 24 months is $1704 and 2 minute standard call is $2.38, excess data $0.10/MB.

You can also purchase the BlackBerry Q10 for $744 outright.

The BlackBerry Q10 is not compatible with BES or BIS plans and customers who take up the BlackBerry Q10 will not be able to take up BES or BIS plans.

The Blackberry Q10 is now available with Telstra. Both personal mobile customers and business customers can purchase online. The first 300 online purchases will get a free Bose® MIE2i mobile headset.

* Requires the installation of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 software in your premise and the purchase of client access licenses (CALs)
** To use BBM on the NEXTG network requires a plan with a mobile data allowance

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