The Canadian smartphone maker, BlackBerry is all set to launch its Q10
smartphone in India. The smartphone is already up for pre-orders through
deal site snapdeal.com.
The interested users will have to shell out
Rs. 1,000 to pre-book the smartphone. There is no word on the site in
regards to the final price of the BlackBerry Q10 but the website says
the release date will be in "fourth week of May".
introduced its Q10 (Review I Pictures) 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 has got a warm
reception in the UK. He 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.
As per a news
report by CNET, BlackBerry may also start offering its Q10 smartphone in
US shortly through telecom operator Verizon. The website is quoting
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead who commented that there's an important
place for BlackBerry operating system and also shared that there were
still a lot of BlackBerry users on the Verizon network.
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 on-board and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G and NFC. BlackBerry
Q10 also packs in 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2100mAh
BlackBerry had introduced the BlackBerry 10 operating
system in January 2013 along with its flagship smartphone BlackBerry Z10
(Review | Pictures). BlackBerry Z10 was launched in India almost a
month after its global debut for Rs. 43,490.
BlackBerry Q10: In pictures