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BlackBerry Q10 is announced for all you QWERTY keyboard lovers, powered by BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry Q10 is announced for all you QWERTY keyboard lovers, powered by BlackBerry 10
We surely knew that it was coming and now it is finally official! The BlackBerry Q10 has just been announced by RIM BlackBerry's CEO Thorsten Heins himself. And it goes without saying that this sparkling new smartphone is made for all you hardware keyboard lovers out there. Yeah, we know there's still many of you around. 

The stand-out feature of the BlackBerry Q10 is its hardware QWERTY keyboard situated under its 3.1-inch, 720 by 720 pixel touchscreen display made using AMOLED technology. A so-called "glass weave cover" has been installed on the back of the device, and the fancy material is said to be thinner, lighter, and stronger than plastic. Providing all the processing power is a dual-core chip ticking inside the device, although its make and model haven't been specified yet. A duo of cameras are also on board – one on the back, paired with an LED flash, and one up front for video chats. The exact capacity of the BlackBerry Q10's battery isn't known, but its maker claims that the cell used is the largest one it has ever put in a smartphone. Both black and white versions of the handset will be launched. 

Heins confirmed that all major U.S. carriers – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, have expressed interest in carrying the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones, but chances are that the BlackBerry Q10 won't be up for sale stateside until March of 2013. Information regarding pre-orders and pricing is to be announced soon.

BlackBerry Q10 is announced for all you QWERTY keyboard lovers, powered by BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry Q10 is announced for all you QWERTY keyboard lovers, powered by BlackBerry 10


source: BlackBerry

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posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:15 2

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Looks very nice rim very nice. Cant wait too see it up against the other competitors

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:29 3

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


medicore specs

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 18:43

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


you seriously don't know that BB 10 is perfect for anyone that doesn't want a WP OR ANDROID OR IOS phone.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:38

4. elharb (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


looking forward to see what rim going to offer

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:23 2

7. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


You mean Blackberry :)

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:19 1

6. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Maybe they change the phone name frm x10 to q10 is because it gt something to do with the xperia x10 name. Nice move avoiding lawsuit hahaha

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:33 1

8. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


The q10 is so beautiful!

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:40

9. serialOC (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I just hope these are faster to program than the old ones; blackberry has always been a reliable device but the restart and program times are brutal.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:06

11. Jyakotu (Posts: 821; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Going to be hard to refer to RIM as BlackBerry now, but it'll take some getting used to. Looks like something my mother would like. It's a touch screen, but she still has her keyboard and the OS seems easy enough to use.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 19:05

13. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


BlackBerry got a lot of love than WP on US carriers... the 4 of them announce their support to BB10 while WP8, only 3 of them...

i can now see the future!! these 4 platform will be the choices!!!

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 22:49

15. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Bold 9900 is still looking better than this one.

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