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AT&T taking pre-registrations online for the BlackBerry Q10

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AT&T taking pre-registrations online for the BlackBerry Q10
AT&T has started taking pre-registrations for the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10. Enter your email address and the nation's second largest carrier will notify you every time there is something noteworthy happening with the phone. Indications are that BlackBerry devotees have been holding out for this model instead of purchasing the all-touch BlackBerry Z10.

The results of a pair of polls taken during last week's BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando showed that not only are former BlackBerry users tempted to return to the platform by the Q10, those already sporting a 'Berry say that the QWERTY equipped model is enough to keep them loyal to the BlackBerry platform.

Each of the four major U.S.mobile carriers will be offering the BlackBerry Q10 with T-Mobile making a last minute 180 degree change and deciding to offer the phone. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has said that the decision to go with the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 first was done in an attempt to counter the strength of touchscreen models like the Apple iPhone and Android devices at businesses that allow employees to use their own personal smartphone at work.

Heins apparently thought that by rushing out the Z10, BlackBerry could better compete in the enterprise market. But what the executive has only now realized is that BYOD workers still want a phone with a dependable QWERTY to use for important business messages. The physical QWERTY is also a great feature that differentiates BlackBerry from flagship models like the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

source: AT&T via BerryReview

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posted on 20 May 2013, 13:30 3

1. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

Preorders? Nobody will buy the phone anyway!

posted on 20 May 2013, 13:56 7

3. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

I want it. Tired of a subpar typing experience.

posted on 20 May 2013, 14:02

4. buccob (Posts: 2705; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

swype typing (or similar), after its learning curve is a lot faster than what any blackberry provided in the past...

I guess it comes down to preference... but having a full touch screen with all the features a developed OS brings... more than make up for the fact that a physical qwerty is needed sometimes...

I would rather have a bt keyboard...

posted on 20 May 2013, 14:17 4

6. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

I've been on SwiftKey 3 for a year. And as far as swiping or touch typing it's about as good as it gets imo but still, for communication nothing compares to a real keyboard. A BBRY real keyboard that is. Android landscape sliders for example, I just can't do it. I'd take SwiftKey before that but a Bold 9900 or the Q10 is the winner for typing for me.

posted on 20 May 2013, 15:49 1

7. buccob (Posts: 2705; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Well I respect that... And there are quite a lot of people with your preferences... But I had all typing experiences with BB, from SureType of the Flip and Pearl... to the SureType of the Storm 2... and full Qwerty layout of the Bold...

I have to say that I actually liked better the Storm 2 for typing... mostly because the layout let you choose for SureType (when portrait) and full qwerty in landscape...

And I felt that I was typing better and faster this way....

But all of this was 3 years ago... and after having used Swype on the Motorola Atrix, and Samsung Galaxy S3 slide keyboard and Sony Xperia Acro S Gesture Input...
I am one of those who adapted so well to this form of typing that it is really faster than any BB full keyboard of today...

It really seems as if BB keyboards developed very well until 2010 and then that was it.... Touch screens in Android now have come to such innovation that allows faster typing and pretty accurate results...

Though I have to say... that for me at least... Swype is better than both Samsung and Sony's native slide keyboard...

I dont know about SwiftKey 3 btw.

But after all, the differences are going to be so small that is not worth discussing which phone is a tad faster for typing... At the end of the day if you want to type a novel, you better do it in a computer... or at least as I suggested earlier, get a full comfortable BT Keyboard... which btw the best one I have ever tried is Logitech's K810 :-)

posted on 21 May 2013, 01:28 1

17. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

I can definitely appreciate your experience as you listed. If you are using a full touch device, and it seems that you are, I highly recommend SwiftKey 3. For Android it really is quite good. But, I personally long for a real keyboard again.

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:10

19. buccob (Posts: 2705; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Well I might have a look...

Anyway for my needs, I think touch screen typing + ICS/JB speak-to-text + a good bt keyboard as an options... is something that will keep me away from blackberry for a long time...

I really hope they succeed with their new devices, at least to the point of competing with WP8 and Nokia... but... when it comes to having a truly pocket PC... an Android Flagship device is still unmatched...

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:53

9. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Agree with you. Been using an Xperia. I like it very much specially the design but typing on a touchscreen is nothing compared to blind-typing on a real keypad. I signed up for a Blackberry Bold 9900 after a year of touchscreen typing. It's a bit dated and Blackberry App World is near to useless but typing on the 9900 is a joy.

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:32

14. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

Ye swype is slow compared to the Z10's touch screen keyboard

posted on 20 May 2013, 13:39 6

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

This phone probably would be really nice to have! To do business with and play :)

posted on 20 May 2013, 14:06

5. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

This phone better prices at $49.99. That Z10 is not impressive at a whopping 200 on contract

posted on 20 May 2013, 16:16

8. jwl3429 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)

try more like 249.99 not going to be cheap

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:55

10. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Costs about $750 unlocked in the Philippines right now. Eeeeeh..

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:58 2

11. papss (unregistered)

No thanks.. I think BB is shooting themselves in the foot with their over priced phones. They need to do what WP is doing in order to be competitive again.

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:05 1

13. miles16852 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

WP?!!!! LOL! thats a dying breed, just like window mobile,, it will never be anything worthy! you have no clue on whats 'competitive'

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:36

15. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

They don't need to do what WP did cuz Blackberry 10 is competitive.. have u even tried out the Z10 before opening your yap? I think not so STFU

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:00 1

18. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

calm down you child, your clearly a defensive fanboy

funny thing is he never slated bb all he stated was the price is too much for a company coming back into the market

if they priced less premium they would have more of a chance

you need to stop the over reacting

posted on 21 May 2013, 17:38 1

20. papss (unregistered)

Wow talk about comprehension you poor BB fanboys... Price is WAY too high for any BB and if they want to stand a fighting chance they need to lower their prices just like WP?
Thanks chaoticrazor, I thought it was obvious what I was getting at.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:31

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I thought AT&T wans't going too get it after the other three carriers announce it like two weeks ago. but at least THE BB Q10 making a comeback. and just wish they got rid of that LOGO on the bottom

posted on 20 May 2013, 22:23

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

Another nail in the coffin for bb

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