The BlackBerry Q10 is amidst us, with an expected launch date in Canada by May 1st. The Q10 will be available on Canadian carriers TELUS, Bell, and Rogers.

US customers can expect the BlackBerry Q10 to release by the end of May. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T- Mobile have all announced they will be carrying the Q10.

The suggested price tag of $249.99 on 2yr contract in the US will make the Q10 priced $50 more than the iPhone 5. “They’ve decided this is not going to be a mass appeal phone, but one targeted at road warriors,” said Anil Doradla, an analyst at William Blair & Co., who has a neutral rating on BlackBerry shares. “It’s not the wrong thing to do.”

Are you excited for the BlackBerry Q10? What do you think of the pricing for first BlackBerry 10 QWERTY device?

via Bloomberg