The BlackBerry Q10 is a touchscreen-based QWERTY smartphone developed by BlackBerry, previously known as RIM (Research In Motion). The BlackBerry Q10 is the second of two BlackBerry smartphones unveiled at the BlackBerry 10 event on January 30, 2013.
|Availability by region||Q2 2013|
|Form factor||Bar smartphone|
|Dimensions||119.6 mm (4.71 in) H|
66.8 mm (2.63 in) W
10.4 mm (0.41 in) D
|Mass||139 g (4.90 oz)|
|Operating system||BlackBerry 10 upgradable to 10.3.3|
|CPU||1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus and adreno 225GPU|
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Storage||16GB internal storage|
|Removable storage||Up to the exFAT file system limit|
|Battery||2100 mAh removable battery|
|Data inputs||Multi-touch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard|
|Display||720x720 px (0.52 megapixels) 3.1-inch|
|Rear camera||8 megapixels, 1080p video capture|
|Front camera||2 megapixels, 720p video capture|
|Connectivity||IEEE 802.11n-2009, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Micro HDMI, Micro-USB|
The device has the company's distinctive QWERTY keyboard similar to that found on the BlackBerry Bold series and a 3.1-inch square Super-AMOLED capacitive multi-touch display (built on 77 µm pixel size). The screen displays at 720x720 px resolution at 328 ppi. This is the first device based on new BlackBerry 10 OS to have physical keyboard; another first is a HDMI port to connect a TV or monitor to the cellphone.
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In Canada, the BlackBerry Q10 was released by the following carriers: Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, Fido, Virgin Mobile, Koodo and Telus Mobility. Later released for PC Mobile, Wind, Videotron and Mobilicity.
In Malaysia, the BlackBerry Q10 has been announced for release by Maxis and Celcom. The first Blackberry Q10 to be launched in Asia. DiGi Telecommunications also offer the Q10, but they do not advertise it online (it's only revealed if one specifically searches Digi's website) and it is only available for in-store purchase from Digi Centers. Strangely, the model sold by Digi is the SQN100-1 which is meant for North American markets and not the SQN100-3 that is meant for European and Asian markets.
In India, the BlackBerry Q10 has been launched on 6 June 2013 and will be available in 20 cities, 1000 retail outlets from 7 June 2013.
In Slovenia, the BlackBerry Q10 has been released by Telekom Slovenije.
In Serbia, the BlackBerry Q10 has been released by Telenor Serbia.
Amosu has made 25 diamond encrusted BlackBerry Q10s available.
In Russian Federation, BlackBerry Q10 is readily available from several retailers for use with any GSM services provider by the usual procedure of inserting the SIM of the desired provider into the phone, allowing switching between providers and using every other benefit provided by the flexibility of a SIM. Like most other phones sold in Russia, there is no SIM lock.
|Model||Countries||Carriers/Providers||2G Bands||3G Bands||4G Bands|
|SQN100-1 (RFL111LW)||Indonesia, United States, Malaysia (DiGi)||AT&T, Bell, Telus, DiGi (Malaysia) (only 2G and 3G usable)||Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)||Tri-Band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6 (850/1900/2100 MHz)||Quad-band LTE 2, 4, 5, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz)|
|SQN100-2 (RFM121LW)||United States||Verizon Wireless||Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)||Dual-band CDMA (800/1900 MHz)
Quad-band UMTS 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
|Dual-band LTE 4, 13 (1700/700 MHz)|
|SQN100-3 (RFN81UW)||Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela||Optus, Telstra, A1, T-Mobile Austria, Base, Mobistar, Vivacom, Mobiltel, Rogers Wireless, Orange France, SFR, Deutsche Telekom, O2 Germany, Vodafone Germany, O2 (Ireland), TIM, Vodafone Italia, Zain Kuwait, KPN, Maxis, Celcom Malaysia, T-Mobile Netherlands, Telenor Pakistan, Mobily, STC, Zain Saudi Arabia, M1, SingTel Mobile, Vodacom, Orange Suisse, Sunrise, Swisscom, Du, Etisalat, 3 UK, EE, O2 UK, Vodafone UK, Digitel GSM Venezuela||Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)||Quad-Band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz)||Penta-band LTE 3, 7, 8, 20 (1800/2600/900/800 MHz)|
|SQN100-4 (RFQ111LW)||United States||Sprint Corporation||Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)||Dual-band CDMA (800/1900 MHz)
Quad-band UMTS 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
|LTE Band 25 (1900 MHz)|
|SQN100-5 (RFP121LW)||Canada, United States||Mobilicity, Vidéotron Mobile, Wind Mobile, T-Mobile US||Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)||Quad-Band HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6 (850/1700/1900/2100 MHz)||Quad-band LTE 2, 4, 5, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz)|
In Popular CultureEdit
- The BlackBerry Q10 was extensively shown in the American political comedy series Veep.
- BlackBerry 10.3.x smartphones support external storage up to exFAT file system limit
- The BlackBerry Experience Archived February 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- Bennett, Brian (January 30, 2013). "BlackBerry Q10". CNET Reviews. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "BlackBerry Q10 review: There and back again". GSM Arena. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- Hardy, Ian (March 6, 2013). "Bell goes live with BlackBerry Q10 pre-registrations". Mobile Syrup. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
- "Digi-Always the smarter choice". Digi. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
- "BlackBerry Q10 launched in India for Rs 44,990 only!". Firstpost.com. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Diamond encrusted BlackBerry Q10 available for $31,000". Vr-Vone. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
- "BlackBerry Q10 available from a Russian retailer". Retrieved October 24, 2015.