BlackBerry Q10

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BlackBerry Q10
Blackberry Q10 handset.jpg
Manufacturer BlackBerry, Ltd.
Compatible networks

GSM
EDGE
HSPA+
CDMA
PCS

LTE
Availability by country Q2 2013
Related BlackBerry Z10
Form factor Bar smartphone
Dimensions 119.6 mm (4.71 in) H
66.8 mm (2.63 in) W
10.4 mm (0.41 in) D
Weight 139 g (4.90 oz)
Operating system BlackBerry 10
CPU 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus; 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 in some models
Memory 2 GB RAM
Storage 16GB internal storage
Removable storage Up to 64GB microSDXC
Battery 2100 mAh removable battery
Data inputs Multi-touch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard
Display 720x720 px (0.52 megapixels) 3.1-inch
Rear camera 8 megapixels, 1080p video capture
Front camera 2 megapixels, 720p video capture
Connectivity IEEE 802.11n-2009, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Micro HDMI, Micro-USB

The BlackBerry Q10 is a touchscreen-based QWERTY smartphone developed by BlackBerry, previously known as RIM (Research In Motion). The BlackBerry Q10 is the second of two new BlackBerry smartphones unveiled at the BlackBerry 10 event on January 30, 2013.[1]

Hardware[edit]

Screenshot from the Q10

The device has the company's distinctive QWERTY keyboard similar to that found on the BlackBerry Bold series and a 3.1-inch square Super-AMOLED capacitive multi-touch display (built on 77µm pixel)[2] and this is the first device based on new BlackBerry 10 OS to have physical keyboard. Its screen displays at 720x720px resolution at 328ppi.[3]

Availability[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the BlackBerry Q10 has been announced for release by 3, O2 and Vodafone.

In the United States, the BlackBerry Q10 has been announced for release by the following providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

In Canada, the BlackBerry Q10 has been announced for release by the following carriers: Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, Fido, Virgin Mobile, Koodo and Telus Mobility.[4] Later released for PC Mobile, Wind, Videotron and Mobilicity.

In Mexico, Telcel and Movistar offer the BlackBerry Q10.

In Australia, the BlackBerry Q10 has been announced for release by Telstra and Optus.

In Malaysia, the BlackBerry Q10 has been announced for release by Maxis and Celcom. The first Blackberry Q10 to be launched in Asia. DiGi Telecommunications also offer the Q10, but they do not advertise it online (it's only revealed if one specifically searches Digi's website) and it is only available for in-store purchase from Digi Centers. Strangely, the model sold by Digi is the SQN100-1 which is meant for North American markets and not the SQN100-3 that is meant for European and Asian markets.[5]

In Germany, the BlackBerry Q10 has been announced for release by Deutsche Telekom, O2 Germany and Vodafone Germany.

In India, the BlackBerry Q10 has been launched on 6 June 2013 and will be available in 20 cities, 1000 retail outlets from 7 June 2013.[6]

In Slovenia, the BlackBerry Q10 has been released by Telekom Slovenije.

In Serbia, the BlackBerry Q10 has been released by Telenor Serbia.

In Bulgaria, the BlackBerry Q10 has been released by Vivacom and Mobiltel.

In Poland, the BlackBerry Q10 has been released by T-Mobile and Orange.

Amosu has made 25 diamond encrusted BlackBerry Q10s available.[7]

Model comparison[edit]

Model Countries Carriers/Providers 2G Bands 3G Bands 4G Bands
SQN100-1 (RFL111LW) Canada, United States, Malaysia (DiGi) AT&T, Bell, Telus, DiGi (Malaysia) (only 2G and 3G usable) Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Tri-Band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6 (850/1900/2100 MHz) Quad-band LTE 2, 4, 5, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz)
SQN100-2 (RFM121LW) United States Verizon Wireless Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Dual-band CDMA (800/1900 MHz)
Quad-band UMTS 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
Dual-band LTE 4, 13 (1700/700 MHz)
SQN100-3 (RFN81UW) Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela Optus, Telstra, A1, T-Mobile Austria, BASE, Mobistar, Vivacom, Mobiltel, Rogers Wireless, Orange France, SFR, Deutsche Telekom, O2 Germany, Vodafone Germany, O2 (Ireland), TIM, Vodafone Italia, Zain Kuwait, KPN, Maxis, Celcom Malaysia, T-Mobile Netherlands, Telenor Pakistan, Mobily, STC, Zain Saudi Arabia, M1, SingTel Mobile, Vodacom, Orange Suisse, Sunrise, Swisscom, Du, Etisalat, 3 UK, EE, O2 UK, Vodafone UK, Digitel GSM Venezuela Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Quad-Band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) Penta-band LTE 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 (1800/850/2600/900/800 MHz)
SQN100-4 (RFQ111LW) United States Sprint Corporation Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Dual-band CDMA (800/1900 MHz)
Quad-band UMTS 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
LTE Band 25 (1900 MHz)
SQN100-5 (RFP121LW) Canada, United States Mobilicity, Vidéotron Mobile, Wind Mobile, T-Mobile US Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Quad-Band HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6 (850/1700/1900/2100 MHz) Quad-band LTE 2, 4, 5, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The BlackBerry Experience
  2. ^ Bennett, Brian (January 30, 2013). "BlackBerry Q10". CNET Reviews. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "BlackBerry Q10 review: There and back again". GSM Arena. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Hardy, Ian (March 6, 2013). "Bell goes live with BlackBerry Q10 pre-registrations". Mobile Syrup. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Digi-Always the smarter choice". Digi. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "BlackBerry Q10 launched in India for Rs 44,990 only!". Firstpost.com. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Diamond encrusted BlackBerry Q10 available for $31,000". Vr-Vone. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 

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