As only the second phone to employ the BlackBerry 10 operating system, the BlackBerry Q10 was disclosed by the company along with the full touch screen version BlackBerry Z10. This QWERTY version sticking to the traditional BlackBerry strengths of the hardware keyboard promises to be a game changer for the company which has been under substantial pressure from its competitors in the recent months. Let’s have a look at BlackBerry Q10 in details:
BlackBerry Q10 Specifications: The BlackBerry Q10 specs are quite comparable to a much costlier Z10 which has the only fully touch screen as added features. This model comes with the 1.5GHz dual-core processor that runs on OS BlackBerry 10 with an 8MP camera at the rear of the phone with a 2MP camera at the front side. The new BlackBerry 10 operating system is a major advancement on the previous OS 7 which made scrolling down long list a cumbersome process. The 2 GB RAM and 16 GB built in storage aid the speed of the processor even under rapid search conditions. The web browser of this model is equally great as compared to the BlackBerry Z 10.
Bold and Beautiful Screen: The screen of BlackBerry Q10 is likely to remain in the size range of 2.8 inch to 3.1 inch but may get a much squarer look as compared to the previous variants. The screen size and shape goes well with the overall BlackBerry look and feel of the model. It has the same pixel density as the Z10 at 355 PPI. The super Amoled screen of the BlackBerry Q10 is almost the same size as the keyboard giving it that distinct bold look.
Vintage QWERTY Keypad: The BlackBerry Q10 features include its hallmarked QWERTY keypad that makes up all of the BlackBerry models. The keypad lives up to the BlackBerry traditions and provides a comfortable and smooth typing experience. In fact, it is believed that the keypad will beat its competitors in the smart phones segment.
Custom-Designed Finish: The BlackBerry Q10 comes with smooth finish on the rear which has been custom designed for this particular model. The new material employed on the rear of this model is being termed as “Glass Weave” by the company. Its light weight and soft feel make it a pleasurable hold in the palm while typing long messages.
BlackBerry Q10 Price: RIM is yet to disclose the price of Black Berry Q10, which has not caught the limelight so far. However, RIM officials are indicating a launch date in April this year, which should put all speculations to rest.
BlackBerry Q10 Release: BlackBerry Q10 will arrive in the UK in April, but its US release date is still unknown. BlackBerry has confirmed BlackBerry Q10 UK launch, by saying in an email BlackBerry has set it straight that “we expect the first global carriers to launch the BlackBerry Q10 in April.” There are many speculations regarding BlackBerry Q10 US launch and most of them hint towards May or June release.
BlackBerry Q10 Verdict: RIM has launched its much-awaited BlackBerry Q10 with enhanced features for all BlackBerry fans craving for a superior smartphone experience. This is the phone that gives the button happy users something to celebrate this year.