BlackBerry Q10 Contains New and Comfortably Familiar Features

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2013-04-24 Print this article Print
BlackBerry Q10 Contains New and Comfortably Familiar Features

BlackBerry Q10 Contains New and Comfortably Familiar Features

by Wayne Rash


The BlackBerry faithful will likely be delighted to see the new Q10 that features the company's QNX-based BBOS 10 while also retaining the familiar BlackBerry physical keyboard. The Q10 is slightly larger than the BlackBerry Bold 9900 series of smartphones that were its predecessors, but it retains much of that model's familiar look and feel. For smartphone users who are primarily focused on messaging, the new keyboard is very easy to use and typing comes naturally. However, the screen is larger and the new BlackBerry includes a pair of cameras, with a front-facing camera that allows video messaging and an HD-quality camera on the rear. Like its touch-screen sibling, the Z10 and its predecessor, the 9900, the Q10 has a multi-touch screen and uses the same gestures as the Z10. The screen on the Q10 is a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic LED) display with 720 by 720 resolution, at a pixel density of 330 PPI. Inside there's a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB flash memory. The MicroSD card slot will support up to 32GB of memory. All BlackBerry Q10 devices support Long-Term Evolution (LTE). The tested device supported both LTE and Evolved High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. (All photos by Wayne Rash/eWEEK)


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