Aside from the full-touchscreen BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry (formerly RIM) also launched a BB10 phone with a design which they are known for, the full-QWERTY BlackBerry Q10. If there’s a place in the mobile market for the company to rule, it’s the full QWERTY form.
The BlackBerry Q10 is the successor to their premium QWERTY phone which is Bold, and features a square 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 720 x 720 resolution. The usual shortcut buttons are now part of the user interface with the space below the screen dedicated solely to BlackBerry’s tried and tested QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry also noted that the Q10 has a glass weave body for added strength and weight reduction.
Unlike the Z10 which is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Q10 is equipped with a 1.5GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor and also has a 2GB RAM. Internal storage space is a bit hazy at this point but the Q10 has support for microSD card.
The Q10 comes with the same 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel HD front camera as that of the Z10. This phone is going to be LTE-ready, has Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and uses microSIM. Battery is at 1800mAh and it comes in black and white.
BlackBerry didn’t reveal any pricing info on the Q10 yet which is slated for an April release in the US.
|BlackBerry Q10 Specs:|
|3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 720 x 720, 328 ppi|
|Dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor|
|PowerVR SGX544 GPU|
|BlackBerry 10 OS|
|16GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB|
|8 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash|
|2 MP 720p front camera|
|HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps; LTE|
|Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC|
|Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery|