It does not matter if you are currently a BlackBerry user or not, you are probably still anxious to see the Q10. It will have features that will feel familiar to faithful users, yet it will also boast other features that will entice the typical smartphone user to go ahead and give the brand a try. The BlackBerry Q10 will finally merge hands-on technology with a keyboard. Yes, you very well may get your dream of having the best of both worlds in this one very special phone!
The biggest draw to the Q10 will be that it is a hybrid touch/physical QWERTY phone. Most faithful BlackBerry users remain so loyal simply because of the keyboard, but many other consumers have longed to try the line, if only it offered features similar to other favorite smartphone. Now everyone can be happy.
Q10 boasts a 3.1-inch display with 328 ppi. The screen is brighter and easily viewable from different angles. So, while it does have a smaller screen than what most people would like to see in a BlackBerry, it also has the familiar keyboard that makes life easy, and very accurate.
The phone does not feel heavy in your hand, but it does have a nice solid feel, which is probably due to the glass-weave back plate and steel band wrapped around the middle. It is a little thicker than Z10 though, measuring in at 10.3mm. This means that if you are used to a super lightweight smartphone, this one will definitely feel weighted, and may take a little getting used to.
Q10 boasts a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and a respectable 2GB of RAM. So, this is certainly enough to offer quick response to input. It will also have internal memory in the amount of 16GM, which is more than what most people need to store music, audio books, pictures, etc.
Although the keyboard will feel familiar, it will also feel more modern. It has those nice sculptured edges and frets you may be familiar with that the BlackBerry Bold has. Instead of being curved, the key layout is straight, and easy to find your way around.
If you had problems keeping your BlackBerry charged in the past, you may want to consider giving the brand another try with the Q10. When BlackBerry put a 1,800 mAh power unit in Z10, this was already a significant improvement. Now they have gone and given Q10 a 2,100 mAh battery. So, this is sure to make a lot of people happy.
BlackBerry has never been known to have the best camera on the market, but they do get the job done. If it wasn’t for phones like Galaxy S3, with 8-megapixel cameras, then maybe competition wouldn’t be stiff in this department. Still, the BlackBerry Q10 does alright for itself. It locks on objects and snaps pictures nearly instantly. It does not look like there will be ISO, HDR or other alternate-shooting modes available, but the TimeShift features is a nice touch.