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BlackBerry Q10 Photo Gallery

By Adam Zeis on 30 Jan 2013 01:06 pm EST

The BlackBerry Q10 is the first full QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device from BlackBerry. It was announced earlier today and while we don't know when or where it will be available just yet, we still got a chance to play with and check it out for ourselves. It's a really great device overall - taking the BlackBerry OS and putting it on a device with a physical keyboard. The BlackBerry Q10 is sure to please long-time BlackBerry users that can't live without a real keyboard. Check out some more photos of the BlackBerry Q10 below and stay tuned for more.




I like them both. Can anyone tell me if those "cinnamon toasts" pop ups have been implemented in blackberry 10 or not?


A lot of people don't seem to be pleased with it, but I rather like it. I'm still going for the Z10 however, I'm just not patient enough for the Q10!


I agree - RIM hinted it would be out almost simultaneously. Way too long. For that matter, March for U.S. customers is way too long!


Woops, duplicate comment.


Same specs as Z10 with the exception of the display (AND battery size unknown). Display is super AMOLED 3.1 inch 720 x 720. Slightly lower pixel density than that of the Z10.


Disappointing that it isn't 768 by 768, relieved the diagonal is bigger than the 77mm I thought would be minimum needed. As a former medium format photographer, the square screen just makes so much sense. Videos? What is my PB for?
(edit)-isn't that an HDMI socket?


I'm happy the Q10 looks similar to the Bold 9930 (which I find to be a nearly flawless design) but I wonder why they didn't make the Q10 the same length as the Z10 to allow for a larger screen or a larger keyboard. I'm guessing it's due to ergonomics/balance. The Z10 looks super nice!


Because the Z10 is too big. Some people like myself like a nice compact phone like a 9900 rather than carrying a monster around lol.


+1. I'm also glad it's not as big as the Z10. My guess is that the Q10 will probably be more "pocketable" than the Z10 and also maybe easier to use with one hand due to the slightly smaller size. I haven't compared the size specs, but I'm guessing the Z10 is probably about the size of a Lumia 920 which, for me and my preferences and phone uses, is too big.

Can't wait to check out both models in the next few months.


* BlackBerry by choice *
What is the port at the bottom?


It's for the Apple's Lightning Connector, I kid I kid, probably for docks?


It is to pull the back off..


The phone looks awesome especially since this might not be the flagship qwerty.


I think, it's not a port. It's a loudspeaker.


I like it more than I thought I would. :) I really can't decide, I need to play with both in my hands.


I've thought about the QWERTY Q10, but when it come time, i think the Zed10 is for me.


I saw a glimpse of the white one. It looked like it's bezels were white. If so, it'll look better than the white Z10.


+1 So disappointed with the bezel on the z10


Thank you Adam, those new, crisp close-ups are looking. Actually really good. I had my doubts about this design, however it looks really, really well built. I'd say even better than the 9900, at least in terms of quality.

Have you been able to get an actual hands-on with it and take it for a test drive? I'd like to know how character selection works on the Q10. This is not only interesting for german speaking users, but for others as well. What I am talking about is special character input. On the Bold 9900 we have to hold down the key ("a" for example) and scroll the trackpad to make the required character appear for input.

Btw, I second the request of a 9900/9930 and Q10 side-by-side :)


damn that Q10 is sexy! sorry 9930 but come july ill be getting my Q10!! stupid contract why cant you be up sooner!


I want that Q10 in my hands right now! ...


All the leaked images NEVER did the Q10 justice. This is a BEAUTIFUL phone... I'm really stuck now on which one to get. I wont know till i get my hands on one. This is truly a great launch. #Nerdgasm



It is much cleaner than the leaked pics, and the carbon fiber back sets off nicely.


I agree 10000%
BB 10...Boldly taking over!


time to touch with z10!


Im going for the Z-10. however, I must try them both... BB10 rrRRoocks.


why'd they change the back to make it more rounded I wonder. I like the back of the 9900. Also, anybody got an actual size of it? Put it side by side with the 9900 so I can make a decision.


Awesome, Z10 and Q10 :D


Why is it so short? I'd prefer a longer screen on the Q10 to make it the same length as the Z10. Big screens are what people want so why make the Q10 so small?!


Why is it so short? I'd prefer a longer screen on the Q10 to make it the same length as the Z10. Big screens are what people want so why make the Q10 so small?!


They can't simply make the screen taller. Blackberry decided to do a 1:1 screen ratio for the QWERTY device(s), so if the increase the screen heigth, they also need to make it wider by the same amount.


My only concern is the glass fiber weave on the back of the phone. Will it scratch as much as the 9900...? But really, other than that, I will be waiting for this over the Z10. It looks fantastic!

So many people thought the phone was ugly and cheap-looking... But now, everyone seems to love it. All I can say is... WE TOLD YOU SO!


BlackBerry delivered on both it seems, going for the Q10 when it comes out for AT&T though.


Any word on the thickness or weight? I'm hoping it's at least as thin as the 9930. Any thicker would be a step back and a disappointment.


keyboard looks straight versus the bit of a curve we have now ...wonder how comfortable it will be to type on


looks good. may have to craigslist my z10 when this drops.

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB


I really like this. I do miss the slight curve of the keyboard, but I can get used to straight lines. And personally, I'm very glad it isn't as big as the Z10. I like the more compact look and feel.

Now I just need dates and prices, and start the anticipation all over again.


I think the screen size of Q10 is probably the probably optimal. Imagine how easy you will drop your phone while typing on the phone if is the screen is longer (aka disproportional to the size of the area where you hold and type)


That back cover is the only reason I am still considering waiting for the Q10 instead of grabbing the Z10.


I'm concerned about the battery on the Q10. Having seen the Z10 with the back cover off, it's battery runs almost the entire length of the phone. The Q10 will necessarily have a physically smaller battery which, I assume, will be lower powered. With LTE, this could be a real problem.

My second concern is that the screen is 720x720. The Z10 has the same aspect ratio as the Playbook making app porting simple. Apps will have to either be rewitten for the Q10 or they will be 'letterboxed' to maintain the Z10's ratio which will reduce the screen size of apps even more.

Given that Sprint announced that they will only be carrying the Q10, and that I have been thinking more in terms of the Z10, this throws a monkey wrench in the works. Plus, Sprint won't commit to a timeframe for launch.


The battery is also powering a much smaller screen, so it probably evens out. If anything, I would guess the Q10 has better battery life.


smart observation about battery size, i looked back at pics of the z10 and the ls-1 isn't as long as it seems....and i do hope sprint will roll out both models too


sniff! sniff!! It's amazing!! I want it!!!


Anybody know what kind of SIM card these phones are taking? Micro or nano or regular?


I red somewhere in crackbeery that, the SIM is Micro.


I can't believe I have to wait until April OMG, i want to see video demo of this in use pleaseeee

Bold_9900 user


imo, the only reason to have keyboard is for better typing experience over touchscreen. But from what I hear about the awesome experience on BB10 virtual keyboard, I'm proud to announce that after a host of Treos, the Pearl 8130, the Curve 8330, and the Bold 9930, my next phone will be the Z10. It will go perfectly with my Playbook (and iPad mini)!!


I wish the Q10 had the same backing as the Z10. I like carbon fiber look but would have rather had the squishy dots...


The physical keyboard on Q10 with BB10 OS is a winner. Can't wait. My next smartphone. iPhone and Androids got nothing on the Q10. But it better be available fast.


The physical keyboard on Q10 with BB10 OS is a winner. Can't wait. My next smartphone. iPhone and Androids got nothing on the Q10. But it better be available fast.

experiment 626

A shame they never really showed off the White Q10 during the presentation.It looks so nice.


I saw a walkthrough video on Engadget. I don't like them that much but you can see a video of it working there. It does have next word prediction too but that part is on screen. I didn't see the demo dude actually swipe a word up to accept it though...hopefully Crackberry will post a hands on video of the Q10 soon too.


I've always been a BlackBerry user by choice, and I really, really, really like the looks of the Q10. I have no doubt I'll be replacing my Bold 9930 with this phone as soon as I can!


It would be nice to see a photo near a 9900 or other blackberry phone to see the real size.

It looks thicker than the 9900


Agree, it would be disappointing if it's thicker. Here are a few photos I found:

It almost seems like the keyboard is curving the opposite way, but it could be an illusion.


It is thicker and larger than the 9900 but not by much. I have already seen a video and review of it. But all in all it's very 9900 like. Engadget has a video review and large hi quality pics to see of multiple angles. The slot on the bottom is a speaker by the way...


Yeah, I think I'm in for the Q10 when it's finally available. I'm due for an upgrade credit in August, so the timing is about right. Gonna have to repurchase all my accessories....[sigh].


That's the way things work. But new devices give us a chance for new goodies.


I will never buy another phone with a physical keyboard, however, this phone looks sweet.


I was hoping this would be my next phone, but seeing as I don't know when it goes on sale I will have to buy the Z10


Battery is the largest ever put in a blackberry smartphone. 2100mAh. This should last the day!


I am now so excited about the Q10, I love the look. All Black Everything. All I need in this life is a BB Keyboard and BB Hub! I will be picking up a Z10 for the wife and Q10 + Z10 for me.


It's beautiful!! Can't wait for At&t to release it!


The Q10 looks good and the specs are much better than what I had in mind,

My only concern with the BB10 is that I believe that all the keyboard shortcuts that make a blackberry such a powerful business tool are gone.

It might be just me but I find selecting text to copy/paste on a touch screen so painfully slow.


Never doubted this would be a sexy device. I'm glad alot of the haters are quiet now


anyone know if it will have LTE like the z10? im sure it will, but i havent seen confirmation of LTE on any spec sheet...


The Q10 will support 4G LTE. The hardware inside are identical to the Z10, minus the screen of course. I even confirmed with Verizon and they told me both models will have 4G LTE support.

I just noticed that there is no more physical camera button on the right side of the Q10


True, but now you can choose the camera on the locked screen and take pictures pressing the play button


I prefer a white one with a white face.


Really Excellent shots. Simon ;) ;)

Simon Sage

Thanks. I'm trying not to upstage Adam too much. ;)


Q10 needs a bigger screen minimum of 3.5inch and twice I noticed the swipe gesture to open the BB10 Hub was not smooth, seems like it was a Q10 dev alpha vs the new Q10 lets hope


Omgah, I may just drop Android for this phone. My first smartphone was a BB Curve years ago. I have actually missed that little POS. Looking good Blackberry!


Love it, Love it, Love it. My wife is getting the Z10 and I am getting the Q10. Best of both worlds.....BlackBerry World.

Kevin.....anyone making up some "T" shirts.


would like to see a BB10 Torch with a display like the Z10, but either way, gotta have my keyboard, so when the Q10 is available, that's where I'll be...


The Q10 is the NEW BOLD!! THAT IS MY FUTURE BLACKBERRY!!!!!! ...for the next ten years!! :D


They didn't learn that consumers want to see maximized screen real estate relative to the body. That Blackberry logo on top of the screen is absolutely unnecessary. The should've followed the TK-VIctory prototype design. I don't like the design, looks outdated to me (just my personal opinion).


Just realized that there's no headphone port on this... Surely there will be one come release day?

Simon Sage

There is most definitely a headphone jack... Check the top of the device. It's to the left of the lock key. 


Ahh yeah I can see it now. It's quite out of the way, but in a better place than the 9900 for listening back to music. Cheers!


annnnnnd it's April...... Then May.... Followed by June..... Anyone else tired of "being patient"?
Love the phone... Hating the company...