BlackBerry has set the QWERTY Q10 release date in Canada for May 1. The device is the first in the BB10 series to launch in the country, the BlackBerry Q10 price is tagged at around US $249.
However, it doesn’t appear to be the only one with the hardware extension as leaks suggest that the company plans on launching a successor to the Curve series with mid-range specifications. Back to the topic at hand, the Q10 will possess the same capabilities found in its larger sibling. With Balance, business users will be able to maintain separate work and personal interfaces that divide applications and data from an individual’s content.
Then there’s the new BBM tool that permits voice calling as well as video chat with screen sharing, and Remember which helps owners to organize and collect information in a single place. Coming to the hardware, the keyboard employed here proffers a wide layout and large keys for convenient input. The front also houses a 3.1-inch 720 x 720p Super AMOLED display, while a 1.5GHz dual core Krait processor does the heavy lifting from the inside with assistance from 2GB of RAM.
There’s 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB. Snap-happy users will be content knowing that a 2MP webcam permits video calling and there’s an 8MP rear camera that can record videos in 1080p. The 2,100mAh battery tucked away under the rear panel is capable of delivering up to 14.4 days of standby or 13.5 hours of talktime over 3G.
For more precise details, the BlackBerry Q10 will be out in Canada for the specified sum with a 3-year contract. It will be available through Rogers, Bell Mobility, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Fido, Koodo Mobile as well as Sasktel, and in select retail outlets such as Best Buy, Future Shop, TBooth Wireless, The Source, Walmart and more.
Here’s a quick view at the specifications:
– Platform: BB10
– Display: 3.1-inch 720 x 720p screen
– Connectivity: NFC, 4G LTE, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-FI, DLNA, GPS
– Chipset: 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon Krait
– Storage: 16GB internal; 64GB expandable
– RAM: 2GB
– Dimensions: 119.6mm x 66.8mm x 10.4mm
– Weight: 139 grams