BlackBerry Z10 UK pricing and networks confirmed

Update: BlackBerry Z10 White out today exclusive to Phones4U

As with all major smartphone launches next up comes the networks, and this is no exception with EE, Vodafone and O2 all confirming the BlackBerry Z10

Update: Mobile phone retailer Phones4U has announced that it has exclusive availability of the new Blackberry Z10 White as of today..

The BlackBerry Z10 has an official release date of the 31 January with the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone now being confirmed on EE, Three, Vodafone and O2.

Phones4U will be celebrating the launch of the new BlackBerry smartphone at their flagship store on Oxford Street from 9am, with a special appearance from pop artist Pixie Lott.

The first fifty customers to purchase the new BlackBerry Z10 at the Oxford Street store and the first 250 customers to purchase the device from Phones4U online, will also receive a free 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

The white version of the BlackBerry Z10 will later be made available from other UK retailers, with Phones4U having initial exclusivity.

Scott Hooton, chief commercial officer at Phones 4u, believes there is a huge appetite for BlackBerry smartphones: “A large proportion of our customer base in early 2013 will be returning BlackBerry customers looking to upgrade their handset with Phones 4u"

The Z10 will also be coming to EE's 4G network available for £49.99 on a £41 per month 24 month contract giving users 1GB data and unlimited calls and texts. Orange and T-Mobile customers can expect to get the Z10 for £49.99 but on a £36 per month contract offering the same amount of data, unlimited calls and texts.

EE hasn't yet given an exact date when the handset will be available however you can expect it to be within the next few weeks.

Vodafone has confirmed it will also be selling the BlackBerry Z10 from tomorrow with the 4G-ready smartphone available for £29 upfront on a £42 a month contract giving you unlimited texts, calls and 2GB of data.

The Z10 will be just one of a number of smartphones that Vodafone will be offering to customers on its upcoming 4G network which, when launched, will be rivalling EE's own superfast service.

Check out our reviews of the Z10, Q10 and BB10.