BlackBerry quietly announced that the BlackBerry Q10 is coming to the Philippines on June 7. Both black and white models will be available, though local carriers Globe, Smart, and Sun haven't talked said much about which they're getting. Cameron Vernest, Country Director for the Philippines at BlackBerry commented on the launch.
“We are excited to be working with our partners to bring the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with QWERTY keyboard to customers in the Philippines. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone offers premium performance, set in BlackBerry’s signature keyboard design, that lets customers take instant action and stay connected to their work and personal networks throughout the day.”
As excited as I am for the Q10 coming to the Philippines, I think it's safe to say the BlackBerry Q5 is going to be a lot more popular in the region, especially to the south in Indonesia. You may recall Kevin's visit there awhile back, and to this day, it's very much BlackBerry country.
The full press release is below for those interested. We have any Filipino readers eager to pick one of these up?
The New BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone launches in the Philippines
Manila, The Philippines – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the new BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone, the first BlackBerry® 10 smartphone to feature a classic BlackBerry QWERTY Keyboard, is expected to be available in the Philippines starting from 7th June. The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be available from authorized carriers and retailers in the Philippines. For information on pricing, promotions and availability, please check with your carrier or retailer.
Available in two colours, Black and White, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone combines the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform with a large, re-engineered physical keyboard and stunning touchscreen display – the largest ever on a BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone.
Cameron Vernest, Country Director for the Philippines at BlackBerry said, “We are excited to be working with our partners to bring the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with QWERTY keyboard to customers in the Philippines. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone offers premium performance, set in BlackBerry’s signature keyboard design, that lets customers take instant action and stay connected to their work and personal networks throughout the day.”
Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s design, from its beautiful and distinctive form to its elegant and ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, which features a wider layout and larger sculpted keys. With the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s advanced hardware, communications and multimedia features, along with long battery life, you can confidently stay ahead and take action all day long.
The re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform offers you a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience that continuously adapts to your needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving forward towards your goal, and includes advancements such as:
The ever present BlackBerry® Hub, which brings all your conversations together in one easy to manage place that you can access at any time from any app with a simple “peek”, so you’re always only one swipe away from what matters to you.
BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which elegantly separates and secures work applications and data from personal content, protecting what’s important to you and the business you work for.
BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), which lets you share things with the people that matter to you in an instant. BBM on BlackBerry 10 smartphones includes voice calling and video chat, and lets you share your screen with another BlackBerry 10 smartphone contact.
BlackBerry® Remember, which helps you tackle tasks quickly with a new way to collect, organize and action all the information sitting in different places across your smartphone.
For more information on the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone, please visit ph.blackberry.com/BlackBerryQ10.