Market Status: Available in India
Updated on:Feb 08, 2016
Release Date: Jun 07, 2013 (Official)
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The QWERTY cum Touchscreen BlackBerry Q10
The BlackBerry Q10 is a QWERTY cum touchscreen version of the Z10 with a 3.1-inch super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. It operates on the Blackberry 10 platform. The phone houses a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon processor with up to 2GB of RAM.
The Q10 has a 8MP rear camera with LED flash, geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus, image stabilization, face detection and offers video recording. It has a 2MP front camera that is useful for video calling. The Q10 has an internal memory of 16GB which is expandable upto 64GB via MicroSD card.
The BlackBerry Q10 offers a lot of convenience with its QWERTY cum touchscreen and is built on the BB10 platform which means it offers plenty great features and a must buy.
BlackBerry Q10 (White, 16 GB)
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You can`t please everybody all the time, and if there`s a company who knows this better than the rest, it`s BlackBerry. At the showy launch for BlackBerry 10, the company finally unveiled its new stable of smartphones with which it would fight the likes of Apple, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Nokia and Google. No simple task, that, and so BlackBerry rolled out not one, but two weapons: the all-touch Z10 and the portrait-QWERTY Q10. But there was a cat...
Overall User Rating (3.2 Out of 5 based on 379 ratings)
Overall: When you have to write about 50 odd emails in a day, and your day comprises of being on the road almost everyday, you need a phone that you can type on, possibly even blindfolded!
Who is this phone NOT for:
1. If you use your phone primarily as a gaming device, this is NOT for you - a compelling case can be made for the iPhone for you
2. If you use your phone primarily as a camera, this is NOT for you - a compelling case can be made for the Nokia Lumia Series for you. Or you could buy pretty much any new Android phone and pair it with the Sony Qx10 or QX100 lens camera.
3. If you use your phone primarily to watch videos or movies, this is NOT for you - a compelling case can be made possibly for the Note3 or a tablet like Nexus 7 which is small enough to fit into a pocket yet significantly bigger as a screen compared to a phone
Who is this phone for:
1. If you do a LOT of typing on the move, your only real choice is the BB Q10 or the Z10/Z30. People who have 'reviewed' these phones without even picking up one will probably not know what I mean. But spend 7 days with any of these new BB phones and I promise you, any phone or tablet you use after this will be impossibly stupid.<br>
2. If you want a safe and secure communication channel, this phone is FOR you. Now that BBM has gone cross platform, this is an even more compelling argument as it is likely that your friends, unless they are using a WP, also have BBM. Then there is the added advantage of voice and video calls over BBM (presently available only for BB10 devices but likely to come to other platforms sometime next year). To put things in perspective, I have NEVER been able to do a video call on my Android phone over the Airtel network in Navi Mumbai. I have done tons of video calls over the same network using BBM.
If you would like a bigger screen, I would recommend the Z30. I know the screen can be an issue at times, especially when you might want to open a non-text attachment. However, purely as a communication device, I think Q10 pretty much nails it.
Would I have liked it to be priced lower. Of course. Full disclosure, I bought it MUCH cheaper on my trip to the US.
But these low reviews are more of rants relating to pricing and not a reflection of the product itself. I can understand a user doing a cost-benefit analysis and coming to a certain conclusion. But most people here have only one argument to make - other phone makers have higher specs so this should be cheaper.
This is like telling someone buying a Mercedes C Class that they should buy a Tata Truck instead as that has a bigger engine for about the same price. While factually correct, it means little to the person looking to buy a car!