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BlackBerry Q10

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BlackBerry Q10
ManufacturerBlackBerry, Ltd.
Compatible networksGSM


Availability by regionQ2 2013
PredecessorBlackBerry Bold 9900
SuccessorBlackBerry Classic
RelatedBlackBerry Z10
Form factorBar smartphone
Dimensions119.6 mm (4.71 in) H
66.8 mm (2.63 in) W
10.4 mm (0.41 in) D
Weight139 g (4.90 oz)
Operating systemBlackBerry 10 upgradable to 10.3.3
CPU1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus and Adreno 225GPU
Memory2 GB RAM
Storage16GB internal storage
Removable storageUp to the exFAT file system limit[1]
Battery2100 mAh removable battery
Display720x720 px (0.52 megapixels) 3.1-inch
Rear camera8 megapixels, 1080p video capture
Front camera2 megapixels, 720p video capture
ConnectivityIEEE 802.11n-2009, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Micro HDMI, Micro-USB 3.5mm jack
Data inputsMulti-touch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard

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 BlackBerry smartphones unveiled at the BlackBerry 10 event on January 30, 2013.[2]



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 77 μm pixel size).[3] The screen displays at 720x720 px resolution at 328 ppi. This is the first device based on new BlackBerry 10 OS to have physical keyboard; another first is a HDMI port to connect a TV or monitor to the cellphone.[4]



In the United Kingdom, the BlackBerry Q10 was released by 3, O2 and Vodafone.

In the United States, the BlackBerry Q10 was released following providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

In Canada, the BlackBerry Q10 was released by the following carriers: Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, Fido, Virgin Mobile, Koodo and Telus Mobility.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

In Russian Federation, BlackBerry Q10 is readily available from several retailers for use with any GSM services provider by the usual procedure of inserting the SIM of the desired provider into the phone, allowing switching between providers and using every other benefit provided by the flexibility of a SIM. Like most other phones sold in Russia, there is no SIM lock.[9]

Model comparison

Model Countries Carriers/Providers 2G Bands 3G Bands 4G Bands
SQN100-1 (RFL111LW) Indonesia, 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, India, 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, 7, 8, 20 (1800/2600/900/800 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)
  • The BlackBerry Q10 was extensively shown in the American political comedy series Veep.

See also



  1. ^ BlackBerry 10.3.x smartphones support external storage up to exFAT file system limit
  2. ^ The BlackBerry Experience Archived February 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Bennett, Brian (January 30, 2013). "BlackBerry Q10". CNET Reviews. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "BlackBerry Q10 review: There and back again". GSM Arena. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  5. ^ Hardy, Ian (March 6, 2013). "Bell goes live with BlackBerry Q10 pre-registrations". Mobile Syrup. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Digi-Always the smarter choice". Digi. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  7. ^ "BlackBerry Q10 launched in India for Rs 44,990 only!". Firstpost.com. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Diamond encrusted BlackBerry Q10 available for $31,000". Vr-Vone. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  9. ^ "BlackBerry Q10 available from a Russian retailer". Retrieved October 24, 2015.