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BlackBerry Q10

Model
Q10
Screen Resolution
720x720
Announced
30 Jan 2013
Released
15 Apr 2013
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The first ten things to do with your new BlackBerry Q10

So you held out on getting a BlackBerry Z10, and now you've got a comfortable, familiar BlackBerry Q10 in your hands. It's easy to fall back into old habits when the Q10 feels so much like the BlackBerry devices you know and love, but you've got to remember that this is an entirely new beast. Of...

Unboxing the Bell BlackBerry Q10

We've reached the thrilling conclusion of our Canadian BlackBerry Q10 unboxing trilogy. We ran all over Toronto yesterday picking up Q10s and visiting with carriers, including Bell. Incidentally, my visit to the Bell store coincided with that of some CBC folks, so I talked to them a little bit...
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One Week with the BlackBerry Q10

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the BlackBerry Q10 a good few days before it first went on sale at Selfridges in London. To say I was excited would obviously be an understatement. But what I was looking forward to the most was seeing if I could go back to using a hardware keyboard after...
BlackBerry Q10 Buyer's Guide - UK Edition

BlackBerry Q10 Buyer's Guide - UK Edition

From April 26th-29th, Selfridges had the exclusive rights to sell the BlackBerry Q10 in the U.K. A very successful weekend at that. Now that it is over, other networks and mobile phone stores in the U.K. can now stock the Q10. Just like our BlackBerry Z10 Buyer's Guide, we're bringing you a...
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A quick look at the BlackBerry Q10 official accessories

Alongside the BlackBerry Q10 devices proper, many retail locations in Toronto have been selling accessories. For your viewing pleasure, we grabbed as many of the official BlackBerry ones as possible (third party ones weren't in stock quite this early).  First off, there were hard shells and soft...

Unboxing the white Rogers BlackBerry Q10

What, did you think we were done with our unboxing of the TELUS BlackBerry Q10? Hoho, no siree. We got our hands on a white BlackBerry Q10 from Rogers (which obviously is going right to Kevin).  We've already taken a look at some of the apps that are loaded up on a Rogers BlackBerry Q10, and on...

CrackBerry Asks: Did you get your BlackBerry Q10 today?

With the BlackBerry Q10 hitting store shelves in Canada, there was plenty of excitement around here. The CrackBerry forums were busy with a lot of folks letting everyone else know they had indeed picked up their BlackBerry Q10. For some though, there was a little bit of frustration as not all...

Rogers BlackBerry Q10 offering live TV streaming and remote home security

The other night I took in a Blue Jays game in Toronto while getting some quality time with the Rogers BlackBerry Q10. Okay, so I'm not much of a sports guy, so really it was just quality time with the Q10, but it was still great. The Rogers model provides access to a few great services that are...

Win a new BlackBerry Q10 from Bell and CrackBerry.com!

In Canada and didn't get to pick up a BlackBerry Q10? Well today might just prove to be your lucky day - the good folks at Bell have provided us with a brand new Q10 to give away to one lucky CrackBerry reader.  We know many of you are Z10 owners who don't have the means to jump on the Q10, while...

Getting started with your BlackBerry Q10

Your new BlackBerry Q10 is in hand. You've pulled it out of the box, put the battery in and powered it on -- now what?  There are plenty of things you can do with your new device, but before you dive in you'll want to start slow with things like logging in with your BlackBerry ID, setting up some...

How to sideload Android applications to the BlackBerry Q10

When it comes to apps on the BlackBerry Q10, there is a huge selection available in BlackBerry World. For those times when you can't quite find what you need however, sideloading an Android app may be the way to go. While many users are purists and refuse to load up non-BlackBerry applications,...

BlackBerry Q10 accessory roundup

So you picked up a new BlackBerry Q10, now what? Of course you'll want to make sure you're stocked up with plenty of great accessories. No matter if you're in the market for a case, spare battery, headset or even just a charger - we've got you covered. There are plenty of things you'll need for a...

BlackBerry Q10 now available in Canada!!

You waited for it and here it is - Q10 day has finally arrived! Those of you in Canada can head to Rogers, Bell, TELUS or any number of other stores to pick up a brand new BlackBerry Q10 today. The Q10 is priced at a respectable $199 on a 3-year term and will run between $650-700 off contract. Big...
TELUS BlackBerry Q10 in box

TELUS BlackBerry Q10 unboxing

The BlackBerry Q10 is finally hitting retail shelves across Canada, and now we get to see what you'll be getting, at least from a box at TELUS. Sure, we're all really impressed by the preview package Kevin got, but what will the rest of us get in a store? Well, take a look... New style headphones...

BlackBerry Q10 and the Mercedes AMG Petronas car team up in the latest round of promo videos

BlackBerry has cranked out some great promos over the years, but the latest round really kicks things up a bit. Showing off their partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas race team, the new ads for the BlackBerry Q10 are looking pretty hot.  The videos - ranging from BlackBerry Balance to Q10...
Thorsten Heins sits down with Fox Business and discusses U.S. release of the BlackBerry Q10

Thorsten Heins sits down with Fox Business and discusses U.S. release of the BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has been busy with interviews of late. We saw him sit down with Bloomberg, talking about the BlackBerry Q10 and how it became the fastest selling handset at Selfridges, amongst other things. Thorsten was asked about when we should see the BlackBerry Q10 launch in the...

How to access your PC files from your BlackBerry 10 device

One of the hidden gems in BlackBerry 10.1 is a new feature for Link that allows you to remotely access files on your PC from your BlackBerry Q10 or BlackBerry Z10. Yes, you can do this when you're on the cellular network, far away from your home's Wi-Fi. This, in a nutshell, is awesome. Sure,...

What tens of millions of Q10 sales mean for BlackBerry

If you haven’t yet watched the interview with Thorsten Heins on Bloomberg, you should definitely watch the short clip. Adam already posted a summary here and the video is embedded. “We expect several tens of millions of units”, said a confident BlackBerry CEO on camera. That’s a huge statement to...

Thorsten Heins talks BlackBerry Q10 with Bloomberg

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins sat down with Bloomberg in Los Angeles to talk a bit about the BlackBerry Q10, Z10 and some of BlackBerry's current business strategy. Thorsten was all smiles as the interview started on a high note on the news that the Q10 is now the fastest selling tech product ever...
How to set custom ringtones and notifications for a contact on the BlackBerry Q10

How to set custom ringtones and notifications for a contact on the BlackBerry Q10

With BlackBerry OS 10.1 on the BlackBerry Q10 you have the option to set custom ringtones and notifications for specific contacts. While BlackBerry 10 let you choose a ringtone and message tone, OS 10.1 also adds BBM to the mix.  This feature is useful if you want to assign a different tone to...

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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.