There’s apparently a fair amount of pent-up demand for QWERTY keyboard smartphones in the United Kingdom. Seeking Alpha reports that U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse has seen strong demand for BlackBerry’s new Q10 smartphone during its launch weekend that is significantly higher than the demand it saw for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone released earlier this year. According to the report, Carphone Warehouse sold out its entire stock of 2,000 BlackBerry Q10s over the span of just 90 minutes, which comes out to around 22.2 phones sold every 60 seconds. The Q10, which is designed to look more like iconic pre-touchscreen BlackBerry phones, includes 3.5-inch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 2,100 mAh battery.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.