BlackBerry's either extremely confident about its forthcoming Q10's chances of success or desperate to pull in any money while it can, with the new QWERTY BB10 model now up for pre-order in the UK at the astonishing price of £579. That's a super-high price usually reserved for established smartphone kings Samsung and Apple. An audacious move by BlackBerry, or commercial death-wish madness?
If that's too much for a BB10 QWERTY there might be a cheaper way coming soon. Leaked images today show an alleged entry level BB10 device, which is a supposed R-series model that offers traditional BlackBerry buttons on a smaller, cheaper chassis. That's in line with Thorsten Heins' promise of more affordable BB10 models for later in 2013. [Carphone Warehouse]