BlackBerry Q10, which is the first BlackBerry 10 operating system based smartphone to come with physical Qwerty keyboard, has been launched in India today for Rs 44,990. The phone is already available from some online retailers as well.
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 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 1.5 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 mobile processor inside along 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 supports quad-band GSM networks and packs 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.
Both BlackBerry smartphones pack BlackBerry Maps powered by TomTom. The BlackBerry 10 OS has been optimised to support variety of audio and video formats. By default, it supports the DivX and XviD video formats along with the WAV and FLAC lossless audio formats.