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".
BlackBerry had 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.
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 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 battery.
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.