BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) officially announced BlackBerry Q10 alongside the flagship BlackBerry Z10 . It will be the first BlackBerry 10 device to feature a full QWERTY keyboard. The form factor of this handset is similar to last flagship, BlackBerry 9900. For the past 15 months, RIM has been in news for all the wrong reasons but looking forward to this year it might just change the smartphone industry with its new operating system. Apple and Samsung have eaten into RIM’s market share since the launch of iPhone and Galaxy Series and BlackBerry wants to reverse that trend in near future. The BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 720 x 720 pixels (330ppi pixel density). It is powered by 1.5GHz dual core processor and 2GB RAM. For connectivity, the BlackBerry Q10 will support Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC technology and LTE mobile connections. For multimedia, it comes with an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera similar to Z10, capable of shooting 1080p video and a front facing HD camera for video calls. Overall, BlackBerry Q10 is really impressive and a true successor to the latest flagship BlackBerry 9900 and an absolute must for die hard BlackBerry fans who love Qwerty keyboard.
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The new operating system and design might just reverse the fortune of a company that has taken a lot of beating in 2012. There is no official confirmation on pricing and availability from BlackBerry but the CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry Q10 is expected to go on sale in US during April 2013. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : The BlackBerry Q10 will be officially available in Canada from May 1st and the prices start from $199 with a 3 year contract. Global release is expected soon after canadain launch. The BlackBerry Q10 is expected to be available in UK in next few days and will be cost £579.99 for a SIM-free handset.
Update : BlackBerry Q10 will come pre-installed with new BlackBerry 10.1 update. It is now available from all leading mobile stores in UK & canada.
Update : BlackBerry Q10 is now available to purchase from BlackBerry Shop.
Update : Special Edition – White and Gold BlackBerry Q10 (SIM-free) Now Officially Available to Purchase from ShopBlackBerry.com for £660.
3.1-inch touch screen display on top of BlackBerry’s popular QWERTY keyboard
8MP rear camera capable of shooting 1080p videos
16GB built-in memory
Exclusive smartphone PIN starting with “777”
Only available to UK customers.