BlackBerry Q10 will be launched in India this April, a senior executive told this to The Mobile Indian. Earlier, BlackBerry Q10 was expected to be launched in May.
However, on the sidelines of the BlackBerry Z10’s launch in Mumbai, BlackBerry India’s managing director, Sunil Dutt said that the company will launch the BlackBerry Q10 in April itself. BlackBerry will also launch several smartphones with BlackBerry 7 operating system despite the launch of BlackBerry 10 OS.
BlackBerry Q10 was announced along with BlackBerry Z10 on January 30th this year. The BlackBerry 10 OS bearing BlackBerry Q10 smartphone features a physical Qwerty keyboard along with a touchscreen display. It has a 3.1-inch Super Amoled touchscreen display that packs 720×720 pixel resolution natively. Besides offering a 328 pixels per inch pixel density, the screen also supports multi-touch and under it rests a four row Qwerty keyboard. This keyboard is exactly like the on-screen keyboard in the BlackBerry Z10. On top of the key rows rests a silver strip that makes the keyboard look like guitar’s fret board.
The BlackBerry Q10 is about 10.3 mm thick and weighs 139 grams. This smartphone has a dual-core 1.5GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 mobile processor inside paired with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB on-board storage. There is also a hot swappable memory card slot that can accommodate up to 32 GB micro SD card.
The rear part of BlackBerry Q10 flaunts the same 8 megapixel auto focus camera and LED flash as the one used in BlackBerry Z10. With capability to record full 1080p HD videos, the Q10’s camera promises high quality imaging. There is a 2 megapixel camera in the front capable of 720p HD video recording and 3X digital zoom.
BlackBerry Q10 will support quad-band GSM networks and packs the same dual-band WiFi network (2.4 Ghz and 5 GHz) along with Bluetooth 4.0. BlackBerry has packed sensors such as accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass and also the GPS module with A-GPS support. BlackBerry has packed 1800 mAh battery to offer talk time of 10 hours over 3G networks.