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BlackBerry Q10

Model
Q10
Screen Resolution
720x720
Announced
30 Jan 2013
Released
15 Apr 2013
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The White and Gold BlackBerry Q10 goes on sale in Dubai

The White and Gold BlackBerry Q10 goes on sale in Dubai

We've seen our fair share or premium BlackBerry smartphones over the last couple of years and it now looks like the Q10 has had a facelift over in Dubai where you can pick up the white and gold variant. It even has a beautiful color coordinated box! If you are interested in picking this one up it...

Leaked OS 10.2.0.1323 for the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Q10

Fancy testing out a new leak this weekend? If so, you can now grab OS 10.2.0.1323 for most BlackBerry 10 devices with the exception of the STL100-1 variation of the BlackBerry Z10. As always, you have to keep in mind that this is a leak and not all things may work as expected. If you're not cool...

What would your custom designed BlackBerry look like?

Scoping out the hot news over on Android Central I can't help but want to design myself a Moto X. The thought of being able to customize a phone right off the bat and make it my own is very appealing. I've run through various cases and skins on my Z10 but it just isn't the same. Seeing the Moto...

Usain Bolt and the BlackBerry Q10 - The fastest man in the world also uses the fastest OS

Last week the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, took some time for a bit of private shopping at the Hublot boutique in London. Mr. Bolt spent over 2 hours checking out loads of amazing watches with no interruptions (which I'm sure makes Kevin extremely jealous). We can tell that he's all about...

Sprint BlackBerry Q10 landing page invites pre-registration

After catching a less-than-official glimpse of the Sprint-branded BlackBerry Q10, we've caught wind of a proper pre-registration page. It doesn't mention device pricing, though Sprint's touting their unlimited $80 and $110 plans. Rumor has it that we'll see this thing on store shelves on August 30...
Do you want the dark theme back on the Q10?

Q10 Owners: Do you want the dark theme back?

The BlackBerry 10.1 Maintenance Release began to roll out at the end of July in the EMEA and APAC regions, as well as in Canada, with U.S. and LATAM looking at the end of summer. The maintenance release brought about a whole load of new changes. While there were a lot of good and welcome changes...
Sprint BlackBerry Q10

Sprint-branded BlackBerry Q10 spotted

Hey, remember back in January when Sprint said they'd be getting the BlackBerry Q10 in the spring? According to the latest from the rumor mill, it's in testing now and we'll be seeing it in stores at the end of August. We've already seen launches on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint doesn't...

BlackBerry Awarded "Authority to Operate" on U.S. Department of Defense Networks

Digging ever so deep into the acronym bucket, BlackBerry has announced today that the US Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has given both the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 the Authority to Operate (ATO) on the Department of Defense (DoD) networks, making BlackBerry the first Mobile Device...
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BlackBerry's #KeyboardLove campaign kicks off with lots of prizes

A fresh marketing campaign from BlackBerry is offering prizes that include car service for a week, the chance to meet an expert in your field, VIP access to the Barclay's Center, and a few other goodies. The promo is already hitting the streets - one of our forum members has even won a Q10!  So...

BlackBerry Q10 landing at Sprint August 30th

If you're one of the more than patient Sprint customers that have been holding out for the BlackBerry Q10 - good news today as it looks like a date has finally been set. According to a leaked internal doc, the Q10 will be arriving at Sprint on August 30th for direct ship (aka shipping preorders)...
From QWERTY to touch-type and back again

From QWERTY to touch and back again - Why the physical keyboard is for me

I have been a physical keyboard user for a while now. It's one of the reasons I love BlackBerry and when news of a full touchscreen device was on the way I was excited to see what BlackBerry would bring to the table. Seeing glimpses of the keyboard made me hopeful that I could finally make the...

CrackBerry Report Card: The top three things you're loving and hating about BlackBerry 10

The results are in from our Mega BlackBerry Survey, and we're combing through the data and bringing you back the results in a meaningful way. We already took a look at customer satisifaction levels for the Z10 and Q10, which overall were pretty positive. Next up, we're looking at what your most...

CrackBerry Report Card - BlackBerry Z10 vs. Q10 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results!

The results of CrackBerry's BlackBerry Mega Survey are in! They served us well on our trip to BlackBerry HQ to help share the sentiment of the CrackBerry community with BlackBerry, and now it's time for us to follow up with the results for our readers. Instead of just dumping all of the results...
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Win a BlackBerry Q10 from Expansys in the UK

Another competition for the folk in just the UK. Expansys are giving away a BlackBerry Q10 which is rather generous of them. There two ways of entering - via Twitter or Facebook and all you need to do is answer a very simple question to be in with a chance of winning. We have already shown that...

Leaked OS 10.1.0.4561 for the BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Q5

If your definition of a great weekend is loading up a freshly leaked OS on either your BlackBerry Q10 or BlackBerry Q5, well you're weekend just got great. OS 10.1.0.4561 has now arrived in the CrackBerry Forums and is ready for download. Not a lot of feedback on this one yet, but I'm sure you all...

Leaked OS 10.2.0.483 for the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10

Alright, listen up carefully to this one. OS 10.2.0.483 has leaked for the both the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10 (check your specific device model in the forums) but this one comes with a few extra cautionary measures and install instructions. First step, you need to download the...

Leaked OS 10.1.0.4543 for the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10

Following up on the round of leaks for the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10 yesterday, a new OS has now popped up in the CrackBerry Forums once again for both devices. A special treat this time around though as all variants can get in on the action. STL100-1,2,3,4 as well as SQN100-1,2,3,4,5...
White BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10 now available in white at TELUS and Bell

After a short exclusivity period, now Rogers isn't the only one in Canada with the BlackBerry Q10 in white. Both TELUS and Bell now offer the white Q10, TELUS has theirs front and center in the online store, as does Bell. Both are $199 on a three-year term, or $700 up-front. It looks like there's...

Leaked OS 10.1.0.4537 for the BlackBerry Q10

Just in case you thought only BlackBerry Z10 owners were getting some love, the same OS 10.1.0.4537 has also leaked for the BlackBerry Q10. This one is fairly fresh and no one has tested it as of yet, so keep that in mind before you go diving on in. Should you give it a go, be sure to hit up the...

AT&T rolling out software update 10.1.0.2030 to BlackBerry Q10 owners

If you're on AT&T and making use of a BlackBerry Q10, you should go ahead and check for updates either through your device or through BlackBerry Link. Several reports in the CrackBerry Forums confirm AT&T has begun rolling out software update 10.1.0.2030 for the device but sadly, no change...

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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.