The BlackBerry Q10, the first BlackBerry 10 OS-based 4G LTE smartphone from Sprint, has geared up to hit shelves on August 30 and will be made available through the company-owned retail stores and via telesales, web sales or business sales. It goes without saying that interested customers will have to sign up for a new line or an eligible upgrade with a service agreement of two years and the phone requires a qualifying data plan as well.
Customers can opt for either the My Way or the My All-in plan that tags along The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee for unlimited talk, text and data. The former starts at $80 per month, while potential buyers will have to shell out as much as $110 every month for the latter rate plan. And of course, the Q10 works with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 featuring corporate-level security, control and logging that business customers seek. The device offers international roaming and works on both 3G and 4G LTE networks. It can even act as a mobile hotspot to share its internet connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets.
The BlackBerry Q10 adopts the conventional form factor with a physical QWERTY keypad and is even fitted with a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen for ease of use. Its internal working is carried out under the supervision of a 1.5GHz dual core processor as well as 2GB of RAM and the device provides 16GB of onboard memory expandable by up to 32GB. An 8MP primary camera, a 2MP webcam and a 2100mAh battery have also been thrown into the mix.
The BlackBerry Q10 will be up for sale for a price of $199.99. Interested users can pre-register for the handset through the official Sprint website.