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Q10
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Announced
30 Jan 2013
Released
15 Apr 2013
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Carphone Warehouse promises more BlackBerry Q10 stock to handle demand

Carphone Warehouse promises more BlackBerry Q10 stock to handle demand

We saw the BlackBerry Q10 launch in the U.K. on Friday 26th April 2013 and while it was only available exclusively from Carphone Warehouse within Selfridges in London there was huge demand. We saw queues of people lining up to get their hands on one and also reported that stock had run out within...

T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10 registration page for business customers has gone live

If you're a T-Mobile business account holder who is interested in picking up the BlackBerry Q10, now would be a good time to head on over to the T-Mobile website. As noted earlier, T-Mobile has set up a registration page for those interested and it has now gone live. You can drop in your email...

Selfridges sells out BlackBerry Q10 in 90 minutes

Earlier today we saw the huge crowds that were drawn to Selfridges to pick up a new BlackBerry Q10 and as it turns out they were a bit bigger than we originally thought.  According to Seeking Alpha, Selfridges completely sold out of Q10's today. They had 2,000 units at the start and ran through...
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Top ten typing and keyboard tips for the BlackBerry Q10

If the BlackBerry Q10 is becoming well-known for anything, it’s the keyboard. In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the Q10 is the only phone for anyone really invested in a strong typing experience. Over the years, BlackBerry has amassed a wide range of subtle optimizations that have...

Selfridges draws a crowd for the BlackBerry Q10

UK department store Selfridges brought in a huge crowd today as they were the first to offer up the newly-launched BlackBerry Q10 for sale. While the device doesn't go on sale in Canada until next week, Selfridges was the first off the line offering up the Q10 SIM free for £579.99. While it's a...

Law firm Clifford Chance set to roll out 1,600 BlackBerry 10 devices this summer

In another bit of great news, international law firm Clifford Chance has announced that the will be rolling out 1,600 BlackBerry 10 phones to employees starting this summer. Clifford Chance has been a long-time BlackBerry customer and are looking forward to using the updated BlackBerry 10 devices...

AMC Mobile makes its way to BlackBerry 10 smartphones

Like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead or Comic Book Men? The AMC Mobile app and BlackBerry 10 have you covered. If you're looking to stay up-to-date on all the news, clips and even episodes then there really isn't a better way than making use of the AMC Mobile app. Having now arrived in...
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BlackBerry Q10 review round-up

So, you've managed to chew through our massive BlackBerry Q10 review, and yet you want more? Oh, you insatiable readers are in luck, because there's a big, wide blogosphere full of Q10 reviews, and across the board they're generally positive. We couldn't be more excited about the Q10 finally...
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We go hands on with Skype on the BlackBerry Q10

We told you that Skype had become available for the few lucky folk that have the BlackBerry Q10 or the Dev Alpha C, so in true CrackBerry fashion it's time to show you how it looks on video. Although the app is an Android port it seems to work perfectly for me as you will see. All the features...

Koodo offering folks a chance to win 1 of 10 BlackBerry Q10 smartphones

If you're Canadian and over 18, Koodo wants you to have a BlackBerry Q10 smartphone and to help you obtain one they're giving away 10 of them. You'll have to head on over to their Facebook page, give them a like and fill in some personal details but after that it's smooth sailing. In addition, if...

The full list of BlackBerry Q10 keyboard shortcuts

When the announcement of the BlackBerry Q10 came long ago, one key question keyboard loving BlackBerry fans had was whether or not BlackBerry had included the classic keyboard shortcuts everyone had come to know and love. Those shortcuts, most would say, help make a BlackBerry a BlackBerry and...

Skype for the BlackBerry Q10 now available in BlackBerry World

If you're one of the lucky ducks that happens to have a BlackBerry Q10 or Dev Alpha C, you'll be happy to know that Skype is now available for download in BlackBerry World. It looks like it's still in somewhat of a beta for now as it's called Skype (Preview) but it should be pretty solid overall....

T-Mobile to offer BlackBerry Q10 pre-order for business customers on April 29th

T-Moible has announced today that they will be offering up pre-orders of the BlackBerry Q10 to business customers starting on April 29th. It's not really much to go on but it's a step in the right direction.  Sadly T-Mobile doesn't note anything about a release date, availability or even a price...

Skype to be available for the BlackBerry Q10 at launch

Well as if the hint of Skype from our BlackBerry Q10 review unit wasn't enough, we just got word from BlackBerry that Skype will indeed be available for the BlackBerry Q10 at launch. With just about a week to go before the Q10 hits Canada, BlackBerry fans all over can rest easy knowing that we'll...
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BlackBerry Q10 Review

The BlackBerry Q10 is the first BlackBerry 10 phone with a physical keyboard. It stays true to the BlackBerry of years past and will attract BlackBerry fans all over who refuse to give up their real, physical keyboard. The Q10 combines the iconic form factor of older BlackBerry phones with a new...

BlackBerry Q10 pricing set for $249 on US carriers

With the BlackBerry Q10 release date quickly approaching, there has been a lot of debate surrounding the pricing of the first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device. As we know from previous confirmation, carriers in Canada have set the pricing at $199 with a three-year contract but their US counterparts are...

BlackBerry Q10 launching in Canada on May 1st

If you're in Canada it looks like the wait to get your hands on a BlackBerry Q10 won't be much longer. We got word today that Rogers, TELUS, Bell and a handful of other Canadian carriers will be offering up the full-QWERTY Q10 starting May 1st. While pre-orders have been available for a few weeks...

Will the BlackBerry Q10 be a brand new cash cow?

BlackBerry has come a long way in the last few months.  The company is finally back on the market with a full touch phone, the Z10.  And what an awesome device it is!  The new BlackBerry 10 OS is smooth and beautiful.  The app store is starting to resemble something competitive.  The company has...
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WIND Mobile opens BlackBerry Q10 pre-registration

Hey Canadians - the BlackBerry Q10 is coming soon to WIND Mobile, and they've got the pre-registration page to prove it. We had heard that WIND would be offering the Q10, though one can imagine that much like the Z10 launch, they might be a week or two. behind. That's okay though, because WIND has...

Official BlackBerry Q10 user guides and tutorials turn up online

We're gearing up into hardcore Q10 mode with the pending release right around the bend and it looks like the folks are BlackBerry are right there with us. With no official release date yet in the books, the BlackBerry Q10 user guide, tutorials and safety information have turned up online already....

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The BlackBerry Q10 is the second BlackBerry 10 smartphone released. The Q10 has a more traditional BlackBerry form factor with a physical keyboard, but doesn’t have the traditional navigation keys or optical trackpad. Despite the physical keyboard, it still leverages the SwiftKey-powered prediction in a more traditional suggestion bar at the bottom of the display. The BlackBerry Q10 also makes use of the traditional BlackBerry keyboard shortcuts. The BlackBerry Q10 launched in May 2013. 

Arguably, the most significant feature of the BlackBerry Z10 is the operating system. Though the primary focus on communication hasn’t changed in the software experience, the user interface has moved from one that relies on physical buttons to gestures. The most important one is the quarter-turn swipe from the bottom frame to the right frame to access the Hub. This is where notifications from all sources are unified in one place where users can respond and otherwise interact with them. Swiping up from the bottom returns users to the Active Frame screen, where minimized version of all running applications are visible, while menus can be opened by swiping from the top pane or long-pressing on individual items for context-sensitive actions.

The virtual keyboard for BlackBerry 10 uses a prediction engine powered by SwiftKey which makes suggestions based on personalized usage on a per-app basis. Suggested words appear above the next letter on the keyboard, and are picked by swiping up from that key. The camera software includes a new TimeShift function which shoots a fast burst of photos, and allows users to selectively edit individual faces to different shots taken in that burst to effectively create a moment that never really existed.