Are keyboards relevant to smart phones nowadays? For BlackBerry, a company that practically invented the QWERTY phone, the answer could prove pivotal to its future. You can see how much BlackBerry understands that when you pick up the Q10, the first phone with a physical keyboard to run BlackBerry 10. Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail of BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s design, from its beautiful and distinctive form to its elegant and ergonomic QWERTY keyboard with its wider layout and larger sculpted keys.
It’s a gorgeous piece of hardware with state-of-the-art smartphone technology, which the keyboard interacts with in some very useful ways. QWERTY keyboard fans will really enjoy the Q10 — even more since it ships with BlackBerry 10.1, the latest software.
With the BlackBerry Q10, your conversations can take place faster and more accurately whether it’s a BBM™ chat, an email you’re typing or an important document you need to finish quickly for that upcoming meeting. The new BlackBerry Q10 helps you take action quickly and effortlessly so you can be more productive and more effective than ever before.
Price of Blackberry Q10
Etisalat announced on 17th April a pre-orders for the new BlackBerry® Q10 becoming one of the first operators worldwide to offer the pioneering LTE enabled device in the region. The device will be available at Etisalat business centers and outlets from last week of April for AED 2,699. Customers can pre-order their Q10 from the website (www.etisalat.ae/blackberry) from 17 April, 2013.
As an introductory offer on the purchase of the new Q10 device Etisalat will offer 50 per cent discount on complete, unlimited and global BlackBerry packages for 6 months. New or existing customers would pay AED 40/ month for Complete, AED 93/ month for Unlimited and AED 150/month on Global packages instead of the standard package price.
Most of the online and offline retailers have offered customers to pre-order the device at the rate of AED 2699/
Carrefour had sent out mailshots on 18th Aprile, informing its newsletter subscribers that that the new BlackBerry Q10 will be available exclusively on the etisalat network (locked by etisalat) and is available for pre-booking, also at a price of Dh2,699. The promo is valid until April 21, but stock will be available only after May 10, 2013.
The classic BlackBerry Keyboard has been re-engineered and elegantly designed with a straight and wider keyboard, larger sculpted keys and larger frets between rows to help your fingers find the right keys more quickly and eliminate errors while typing on the go. With the learning capability of BlackBerry 10, you get personalized intelligent word suggestions and contextual auto-correction. The BlackBerry Q10 also features the new Instant Action, a time-saving feature that allows you to type and perform tasks faster by using shortcuts. From the Home screen, you can simply start typing to search, or type “email John” to compose a message. Together, the classic BlackBerry Keyboard and Instant Action make it easy for commands to be taken quickly and directly from the Home screen.
BlackBerry Q10 has been meticulously designed for premium looks and performance. It features a back plate made of a unique lightweight glass weave material that’s exclusive to the BlackBerry Q10 in black. The smartphone is kept light and sturdy by a machined stainless steel frame. From its 3.1 inch, 330 ppi Super AMOLED display, to the ergonomically sculpted keyboard, to the specially chosen durable and lightweight materials, every inch of the BlackBerry Q10 is purpose-built. Careful and precise attention to design has created a smartphone that delivers premium performance and an effortless experience.
Let’s see how does the Middle East market respond to the Q10 – Z10′s big brother.
FEATURES IN A GLANCE
Processor Dual-Core 1.5GHz – Snapdragon S4 Plus
Display 3.1 inch, SuperAMOLED display, 720 x 720 resolution at 330 PPI, Touch On Lens
Camera 8MP rear facing camera, Auto Focus, 5X digital zoom,1080p HD video recording ・2MP front facing camera, 3X digital zoom,720p HD video recording
Memory 2GB RAM ・16GB Internal Storage ・Hot Swappable microSD Slot up to 64GB
WiFi Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n ・2.4/5GHz ・4G Mobile Hotspot
GPS Assisted, Autonomous, and Simultaneous GPS
Connectivity NFC ・microUSB ・microHDMI-Out ・Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy ・4G LTE
Battery BlackBerry NS1, 2100mAh RemovableBattery
Sensors Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
Dimensions 119.6mm x 66.8mm x 10.35mm