The Indian arm of smartphone maker BlackBerry on Thursday (6 June) launched the much awaited QWERTY smartphone Q10 into the market.
BlackBerry Q10 is priced ₹44,990, almost ₹2,000 more than its touch screen sibling Z10 which is currently selling for ₹42,490. The price of the new phone seems too exorbitant in a price-sensitive market like India, but the recently launched EMI scheme by the company is sure to come in handy for thrift buyers.
Online shopping mart Saholic has already begun selling the QWERTY phone for ₹44,999 with a free gift voucher worth ₹1000. The smartphone is expected to be available in retail stores from Friday (7 June) in major cities across India.
BlackBerry Q10 sports a 3.1-inch HD 328 ppi (pixels per inch) display with QWERTY keypad and it runs on the BlackBerry 10 OS powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.
Alongside India, BlackBerry Q10 will also set foot in the US market on Thursday.
Key specifications of BlackBerry Q10 include:
|Display||3.1-inch multi-point touchscreen having HD 720x720p display resolution with QWERTY key pad|
|OS||BlackBerry 10 OS|
|Processor||1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor|
|Storage||16GB, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card|
|Camera||Main:8.0-megapaixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recordingFront:2.0-megapixel camera with HD 720p video recording|
|Network||3G & 4G/LTE in select markets|
|Add-0ns||Bluetooth v4.0, micro-USB, Wi-Fi, micro-HDMI port, NFC|
|Dimensions||119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm|