BlackBerry Refreshes Their Iconic Device With the BlackBerry Q10
Earlier yesterday, BlackBerry officially announced that the long-awaited BlackBerry Q10 would come to US carriers this summer. This is their signature BlackBerry Bold device reimagined running their latest BB 10.1 software. Those interested in BB10 can check our review on the BlackBerry Z10. BlackBerry (no longer RIM), announced the Q10 along with the Z10 at their press event back in January. But we didn’t hear much about the Q10 after that. Here’s some info on the Q10 and the update to BlackBerry 10 OS; BlackBerry 10.1
BlackBerry Q10 Specs and Availability:
- A full QWERTY keyboard
- A 3.1-inch Super AMOLED display w/ 720 x 720 resolution
- Powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of storage
- 8MP rear-facing camera + 2MP front-facing one
- 2100 mAh battery
The Q10 is coming late summer for Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon launching theirs in June. AT&T has announced they would carry it but has yet to announce availability or a pre-order page. The rest of the carriers have their pre-order page below.
BlackBerry 10.1 OS Features:
Click to call
You can now click on a phone number in an email or BBM message to call the number or copy and paste it right onto the dialer screen in the phone app.
Better cursor control
BlackBerry 10.1 offers better cursor control making it easier to accurately place the cursor and select text. Just tap once to bring up the cursor control, grab the blue circle and drag it around to the insertion point that you want. Improved visual feedback lets you know where you’re pointing. You can also tap either side of the circle to move forward or backward one character at a time.
Improved picture capturing
BlackBerry 10.1 adds an HDR (high dynamic range) shooting mode for taking beautiful images in tricky lighting conditions. High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode takes multiple pictures at different exposure levels and layers them automatically to produce a single photo that combines the best of the dark and light areas. It also includes improved red eye and golden eye reduction in the picture editor.
Are you happy to see BlackBerry’s signature keyboard back in action? Who skipped out on the BlackBerry Z10 for this one?