BlackBerry releases Q10 featuring physical keyboard

BlackBerry releases the Q10 with a physical QWERTY keyboard

I’m sure many of you were, like us, sitting at the edge of your seat yesterday afternoon, eagerly awaiting news of the release of BlackBerry’s new operating system. And as expected the Z10, BlackBerry’s flagship model featuring a full 4.2 inch touchscreen, was finally unveiled to the world’s media. What we weren’t expecting quite so soon, however, was for RIM to launch another model from their range supporting the new BlackBerry 10 platform in the form of the BlackBerry Q10.

The BlackBerry Q10, rather surprisingly, brings back all of the features that we know and love about our BlackBerry handsets; namely the physical QWERTY keyboard. Ever since images of the new Z10 device were leaked, commentators have been harping on about the effect that losing the physical QWERTY keyboard would have on the success of a new BlackBerry model. Now it seems that we needn’t have worried.

Although the Q10 may look remarkably like any other BlackBerry handset, it stands out from the rest with regards to its amazing specs which match up to the majority of popular smartphones currently on the market. The Q10 features a 3.1 inch AMOLED touchscreen, the largest screen on any BlackBerry device that has a physical keyboard. The model won’t let you down in terms of speed either, as it sports an impressive 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The Q10 will even have 4G capabilities, putting it at the cutting edge of mobile phone technology. Because the new handset is run using BlackBerry’s new operating system, it shares many of the cool features as the Z10, including the ability to analyse your texting history in order to learn about your specific vocabulary and slang so that the phone can come up with next-word suggestions.

Although there is no word of when the Q10 will be released, reports suggest that the flagship Z10 will be launched in the UK this week and will be priced at around £479.95, and free with a £36 per month contract. 

Written by Charlotte Kertrestel