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BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders begin in India, launch expected near the end of May

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BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders begin in India, launch expected near the end of May
The QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 is now available for pre-order in India through online retailer Snapdeal. You can reserve your unit for 1,000 INR ($18.23 USD), paying the balance when the device is released, which is the fourth week of May according to the retailer. With the trusty physical keyboard on the phone, this is the model that many BlackBerry fans have been waiting for.

The BlackBerry Q10 can now be pre-ordered in India

The BlackBerry Q10 can now be pre-ordered in India

The BlackBerry Q10 is basically following the same route that the Canadian manufacturer used when it started the global launch of the all-touch BlackBerry Z10. The specs though, do have some differences. Above the keyboard is a 3.1 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 720 x 720 resolution which works out to a 330ppi pixel density, and there is a dual-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood. Inside the unit is 2GB of RAM and the 16GB of internal storage can be expanded with the 64GB capacity microSD slot. The camera on back is 8MP and can capture video in 1080p while the front-facing snapper weighs in at 2MP. A 2100mAh battery powers the device while BlackBerry 10.1 is pre-installed.

By comparing the BlackBerry Q10 to the BlackBerry Bold and the BlackBerry Curve, Snapdeal is aiming this model at those who are familiar with the platform. And that is a good thing considering the large number of BlackBerry users that there are in the country. So far, reports from Canada and the U.K. where the phone has launched, indicate that sales have been "strong."

"If you've used a BlackBerry Bold or even an ancient Curve handset, the BlackBerry Q10 will feel like an old and familiar friend. The Q10 is cut in the same classic flat shape with softly rounded edges that graced other BlackBerrys."-Snapdeal

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Snapdeal via CIOL

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posted on 13 May 2013, 03:25 5

1. eisenbricher (Posts: 965; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Good to see that the manufacturers are prioritizing India more than before. Even companies like Oppo, Gionee are launching phones here. Local brands like Micromax, Karbonn are flourishing and Nokia, Samsung, Apple also are launching phones much sooner here without shortage issues.

From what I see around here India is going to witness a HUGE boom in smartphone selles throughout 2013 and 2014.

posted on 13 May 2013, 05:16

7. FlushGordon (unregistered)


The Z10 is priced more than the S4 in my country too. Just plain ridiculous for a company to charge an arm for a hardware that is considered obsolete by today's standards.

Competition is healthy...but come on BB, with your pricing scheme you won't be able to last longer without massive job layoffs and cutbacks.

Queerty phones are stupid

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:02

15. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1350; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


BB is a little bit greedier than Apple when it comes to pricing considering  phones are outdated already

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:05 1

11. apiskula (Posts: 443; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Still junk..nobody will buy it. Your day is coming Bankruptberry. Your done

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:02 1

16. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1350; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Haha BankruptBerry, Good one lol

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