It looks like BlackBerry will be launching its first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device, the BlackBerry Q10 in the Indian market very soon.
BlackBerry India tweeted
that the smartphone is coming to India soon with a link to its official page on the company's India website. People who're interested in buying the phone can register to get updates about the phone's availability through the site.
Earlier this month, e-commerce website Snapdeal, had started taking pre-orders
for the phone, however there was no official announcement about the same from BlackBerry. The site was allowing customers to pre-order the BlackBerry Q10 by paying Rs. 1,000, and had mentioned that the phone would launch in the "fourth week of May."
BlackBerry had introduced the Q10 (Review
) smartphone in Canada and Britain in the fag-end of April. This is the second smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system (Review
As per analysts, the BlackBerry Q10 is practically sold out in the markets that it was launched, including Canada and the UK.BlackBerry's Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins too had shared
that the BlackBerry Q10 got a warm reception in the UK. He had also added that the company had high expectations from this smartphone and was hoping to sell "several tens of million of units" of this smartphone worldwide.
The BlackBerry Q10 sports a 3.1-inch super AMOLED touchscreen. It also comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard, which has been associated with BlackBerry devices since the company started offering smartphones. There is an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera on the device. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G and NFC. BlackBerry Q10 also packs in 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2100mAh battery. It's powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
BlackBerry had introduced the BlackBerry 10 operating system in January 2013 along with its flagship smartphone BlackBerry Z10 (Review
). BlackBerry Z10 was launched in India almost a month after its global debut for Rs. 43,490.
BlackBerry Q10: In picturesBlackBerry Q10 technical specifications
- 3.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with 720x720 pixels resolution
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 2-megapixel front facing camera
- 16GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
- Wi-Fi, 4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
- 2100mAh battery