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Model
Q10
Screen Resolution
720x720
Announced
30 Jan 2013
Released
15 Apr 2013
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T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10 gets an early unboxing

On the heels of news that the BlackBerry Q10 could be landing on T-Mobile as early as next week, it looks like some users may already be ahead of the game. Geoffrey sent in this video unboxing of a BlackBerry Q10 on T-Mobile that he received earlier today. It's pretty much what you'd expect - the...

The BlackBerry Q10: Conference tested, blogger approved

We've been covering conferences for years. It's always a challenge to sort out just what gear to bring to a show. Extra cables, power cords, cameras and especially what device to use. We're BlackBerry addicts and keep bigger stash of devices than the average consumer, so there's always a choice as...

BlackBerry Q10 expected to launch on T-Mobile June 5th

As prospective BlackBerry Q10 owners wait patiently for word of an official US release date, TmoNews is reporting that the Q10 may be available in the US as early as June 5th on T-Mobile, which means it could release on other carriers around the same time as well.  At BlackBerry Live we heard once...
You can win this Gold BlackBerry Q10!

Contest: Win a 24ct. Gold BlackBerry Q10 from Goldgenie and CrackBerry!

OK CrackBerry Nation, we are back with another contest that is truly gold. Literally. We wanted to celebrate BlackBerry's first victory in Formula 1 at the Monaco Grand Prix with a fitting community giveaway, and this is it. Thanks to our friends at Goldgenie, one lucky CrackBerry member is...

BlackBerry Q10 now available in Pakistan

While Canadians have been enjoying the BlackBerry Q10 for a while now, carriers in Pakistan have also started to roll the device out to their customers. Up first is Mobilink who has the first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device available online and in store starting at Rs. 70,000 (Approximately $710 USD)...
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BlackBerry Q10 coming to the Philippines June 7

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...

The diamond encrusted BlackBerry Q10 will set you back $31,000

If the 24kt gold BlackBerry Q10 wasn't quite up to snuff, maybe a diamond encrusted version is more your style. Thanks to Amosu you can have just that. The limited-edition Q10 is over the top by most standards but it's not the first time we've seen such an extravagant device and certainly won't be...

Leaked OS 10.1.0.2342 for the BlackBerry Q10

With all the attention the BlackBerry Z10 has been getting by way of leaked OS', I was starting to wonder when the BlackBerry Q10 would get some of the same love. I'm not wondering any more though as a new OS has popped up in the CrackBerry forums. OS 10.1.0.2342 is what we're looking at and while...
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Double your protection with the Incipio Dualpro Case for the BlackBerry Q10

While I'm finding it hard to decide on just what case to use on my BlackBerry Q10, I've found the Incipio Dualpro Case to take top honors so far. With it's simple design and two-layers of protection it's one that will be hard to beat.  Although it has two-layers, it doesn't add much bulk to the...

Save $50 on a BlackBerry Q10 today at Best Buy Canada

Any Canadians who have yet to pick up a new BlackBerry Q10 may want to check out Best Buy today. The retailer is offering the BlackBerry Q10 on TELUS, Rogers and Bell for $50 off the regular $199.99 price. That means you can purchase and activate a new Q10 on a 3-year term for just $149.99, today...

BlackBerry Q10 outselling the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the UK

While the BlackBerry Q10 has still not landed on US soil (not too much longer, promise) sales have been exceeding expectations already. While a recent report by ITG Research claimed that Q10 sales were under that of the BlackBerry Z10, it appears that it is quite the opposite. According to Seeking...

Rogers, Bell and TELUS BlackBerry Q10's updated to OS 10.1.0.1720

Although the OS has been floating around in various forms for the past couple of weeks now, it looks to have finally gone official across the board in Canada for the BlackBerry Q10. Confirmed to be arriving on Rogers, Bell and TELUS devices folks who check for updates should see that software...
Talking BlackBerry 10 Product Design with Todd Wood and Don Lindsay

Talking BlackBerry 10 Product Design with Todd Wood and Don Lindsay

Day two at BlackBerry Live 2013 was ripe with exclusive sessions for the Elite guys and as well as the session with Frank Boulben, BlackBerry Elite members got a chance to sit down with the product design team and learn about the ideas and inspiration for building the BlackBerry 10 platform and...

T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10 pricing gets detailed

While T-Mobile was the first US carrier to go live with preorders for the BlackBerry Q10 for business customers, they are just now firing up their registration page for everyone else. You still can't actually order a Q10 just yet, but you can sign up to be notified of all the happenings over the...

Register for BlackBerry Q10 updates at AT&T

Hot on the trail of Verizon and Sprint, AT&T has fired up their own BlackBerry Q10 page as well. While you can't pre-order a device just yet, you can register for email updates to stay in the loop as we get closer to launch. If all goes as planned, AT&T users should be able to pick up a...

BlackBerry Q10 ordering now available for T-Mobile business customers

Previously, T-Mobile had set up their registration page for business customers to be notified when the BlackBerry Q10 was available. Emails are now going out and T-Mobile is letting everyone know the BlackBerry Q10 is available for ordering. You'll still need to reach out to T-Mobile via their...

Verizon and Sprint open pre-registration for the BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry fans in the US looking to pick up the BlackBerry Q10 will soon be able to do so, with the first QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry 10 devices launching as soon as early June. The first carriers to open up pre-registration for the much sought after device are Verizon and Sprint! You can head...
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BlackBerry Q10 landing in U.S. early June

Today at BlackBerry Live 2013, CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed that the BlackBerry Q10 would reaching U.S. carriers, specifically Verizon, in early June. That's not quite the May timeframe we were expecting, but close enough. Americans, can you hold out a few more weeks, or will you buckle and snag a...

Hands-on with the T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10

While cruising the BlackBerry Live 2013 showcase, we managed to check out T-Mobile's BlackBerry Q10. The model number showed up as SQN-100-5 as expected, and it was running OS 10.1. It's still hard to gage how much carrier in-your-faceness we'll see on the T-Mobile version, but the rep there said...

Hands-on with the Sprint BlackBerry Q10

Here at BlackBerry Live 2013 we got our grubby mitts all over Sprint's upcoming BlackBerry Q10. Sprint took a pass on the Z10 for the time being, but there are plenty of QWERTY loyalists bound to be interested in the Q10. Obviously you won't be seeing any serial numbers on the retail unit, and the...

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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.