Released into the market in May 2013, the Blackberry Q10 is the second in the company’s OS 10 series. Its uniqueness lies in its keyboard, although the Q10 carries the native physical keyboard, it runs on a different traction with the SWIFTKEY innovation it comes with which works outside of the nominal QWERTY keyboard parameters. The Keyboard is designed to offer passionate fans of the Blackberry native keyboard system an opportunity to enjoy the native keyboard on a faster more efficient smartphone. What many will is a turnoff with the Blackberry Q10 smartphone is its rather small sized display. The Q10 comes with a 3.1-inch touch AMOLED display.
The Q10 is unusually lightweight, not bulky but with a stealth-like design which can fit snuggly into pockets without the carrier feeling any bogus weight whatsoever, weighing only 139 grams the Q10 stands as being one of the company’s all-time feather-weight products. The Q10 also boasts of a unique feature which is it software, the smartphone is a major upgrade from the nominal Blackberry software that in many respects had to rely basically on physical touch command patterns either via the trackball (physical mouse) or via its QWERTY keyboard.
The Q10 smartphone operates basically on a gesture command-line, an example of this is the quart turn swipe or swipe of from the bottom-side to the right-hand side of the screen to access both homes-screen and menu tabs. The Blackberry Q10 in some sense actually is no different from the Blackberry 9900 (Bold 5) as the Q10 is more like an upgrade of the famous Blackberry Bold 5 phone.
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Blackberry Q10 Purchase And Price
The Blackberry Q10 can be bought at all major mobile phone sales stores or via online retail store like Konga and Jumia. The current price for the Q10 is between N45,000 – N60,000 depending on the point of purchase of the phone.
Blackberry Q10 Specifications
Dimensions: 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm
Display: 3.1-inch AMOLED Touch Display (720 x 720 pixels, 328ppi)
Camera: 8MP (Rear) with 1080p HD Video
2MP (Front) with 720p HD Video
Software: BlackBerry 10 Operating System (OS)
1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor, Separate GPU
Memory: 2GB RAM
Storage: 16GB inbuilt ROM, expandable up to 64GB microSD support
Audio: 3.5mm audio jack
Network: GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band)
Inbuilt Accessories: Gyroscope, Digital compass, Accelerometer, Voice Control,
GPS Navigation with A-GPS including customizable BlackBerry Maps,
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SMS/MMS, email/push email/IM, BlackBerry Browser
Multimedia: Music player, Video player, Photo/Video editor
Battery capacity: 2100mAh, Standby: (3G), Talk time: 10 hours (3G)
Colours: White, Black
The Q10 has garnered a lot of followership and fanbase for itself as folks who still value the Blackberry platform have lots of reason to do so. One last feature which Q10 users will definitely not miss out on is the security platform of the Blackberry OS. Everything done on the Q10 goes through an encryption process automatically, from SMS, photos, videos, internet and even access to the phone’s log is secured adequately.