RIM, currently changing their name to BlackBerry, launched its debut Operating System BB10, along with two flagship smartphones. Z10 and Q10, the former with a touch screen display and the latter with QWERTY key pad, are the pioneer BB10 OS operated smartphones announced by the company. though Z10 has already launched in the markets, the company is holding the release of Q10. they said that Q10 will be launching in to markets only after six to eight weeks. the company is not ready to reveal the complete features of the phone. they are not willing to hand over a specimen device to analysts either. So, there are not much details available about the phone other than what the company claims. The features of the phone as per the claims of the company are as follow.
Design and Exterior:
Other than the specimen copy showed off by the company in the Grand launch and the pictures available in their website, nothing more is known about the design of the phone. The phone has a measurement of 119.6×66.8×10.4 mm with a weight of 139 g. The phone has QWERTY key pad. The Q10 packs the largest display than any previous QWERTY key pad phones produced by the company so far.
The Q10 smartphone has a 3.1” display. Though the highlight of the Q10 device is its QWERTY key pad, the display supports touch in put too. It allows multi touch input with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The screen supports 16M colours and 720×720 pixels with 328ppi pixel density.
CPU and Performance:
The Q10 device comes with a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU with TI OMAP 4470 chipset. It also has PowerVR SGX544 GPU andHTML5 browser.
The device is powered by BlackBerry's pioneer Operating System BB10. It seems that the company wants to get the feedback of its debut operating system from the users itself. That could be the reason why the company is delaying the release of Q10. They will be collecting the feedback from the Z10 users and then will produce Q10 with improvements it seems.
As any other smartphone of the era, the Q10 also comes with twin cameras. The primary rear 8MP camera has 3264×2448 pixels resolution. It has the features like autofocus, Geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus, image stabilization and face detection. The camera has an LED flash light too. It supports 1080p full HD video recording. The secondary 2 MP front camera has 720p HD video recording.
Internet and Connectivity:
For its connectivity, the device has Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, micro USB, DLNA, NFC, MHL link and dual band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz – 5.0 GHz). It has GPRS and EDGE support and GPS with A-GPS support.
BlackBerry Q10 has 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and an external memory expandable up to 64 GB using microSD card slot.
The device has a Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery with it. It is expected to give you a standby talk time of 10 hours according to the company.
Though the company hasn't announced a clear cut price tag for the phone, it is expected to carry a price tag of around 30,000/- Indian rupees.
If you are a person who crave for a physical QWERTY key pad, with a comparatively larger display, then definitely Q10 is your go. With its debut Blackberry OS and larger display, Q10 stands unique in its genre. But with the touchscreen mania swiping over the market, its quite unpredictable that whether Q10 will be able to fight shoulder to shoulder with the touch screen gains which include its own sibling the Z10.
BlackBerry Q10 smartphone with BB10 OS will be launching only six to eight weeks later.
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