The BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry’s first QWERTY smartphone equipped with its new operating system, will finally launch in the U.S. beginning in June. The announcement came during the company’s annual BlackBerry Live conference on Tuesday. No specific launch dates have been shared at this point in time, though Sprint has confirmed that it will launch the phone toward the end of the summer. BlackBerry had previously announced that the Q10 would begin rolling out in May in the U.S., and pricing would likely start at $250.

UPDATE: T-Mobile has announced that the Q10 will become available sometime in June for $99.99 down followed by 24 equal monthly payments of $20. Verizon confirmed that the phone will launch in June as well, but it did not announce pricing.

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