At last, BlackBerry has launched its highly anticipated BlackBerry Q10, one of the first smartphones to run on advanced BlackBerry 10 operating system. If you can remember, the smartphone was earlier showcased this year along with another BlackBerry 10 OS running smartphone i.e. BlackBerry Z10. The Z10 is a full touchscreen smartphone, while Q10 evidently possesses a QWERTY keypad. Earlier, it was expected that the smartphone would be priced less than the Z10, but it seems that BlackBerry considers the QWERTY as a premium feature given that with the official announcement of the smartphone BlackBerry unveiled its price, which is Rs.44990/-. Well, clearly it is too much in view of the fact that other Android smartphones like HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are priced less than it.
It is apparently a power-packed device with some high-end features and specifications. There is a 3.1 inch capacitive OLED touchscreen display with 720 x 720 pixels resolution and 330ppi pixels density. We have already talked about the QWERTY keypad. It is said that the re-engineered QWERTY keypad provides comfortable typing experience. Being powered by a dual-core Cortex A9 processor that clocks at 1.5 GHz, it has been loaded with 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone supports 3G and other standard connectivity options like 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi etc.
An 8 Megapixel camera is placed at the backside of the smartphone, while there is also a 2 Megapixel camera at the front. The rear one is capable of recording full HD i.e. 1080p videos and the front camera can record only HD (720p) videos. Some other camera features are face-detection, Geo-tagging, image stabilization etc. Having up to 16 GB of internal storage capacity, the smartphone does feature a microSD card slot that supports maximum expansion up to 64 GB. There is a battery of capacity 2100 mAh provides up to 14.8 days of standby time and up to 13.5 hours of talktime over 3G network.
Other than that, users can create a maximum of two user profiles using BlackBerry Balance feature so that you don’t have to mess up your work and personal usage and experience. Another feature called ‘BlackBerry Remember’ lets users collect some relevant stuff and group them all in one single place. The feature helps you to manage your projects and other future programs. You must be familiar with the spectacular feature ‘BlackBerry Hub’, the feature lets you keep track of your conversations and messages. Just swipe your screen to get into the ‘BlackBerry Hub’ feature.
Another popular feature of BlackBerry devices i.e. ‘BBM’ now allows users to transform their chatting to a video conversation. And also, with the latest added ‘Screen Share’ feature, users can share what he/she is viewing on his smartphone that could be a photo, a webpage, a document, camera view etc.