The BlackBerry Q10, released May 2013, is a revolution for smartphones alike as this new little piece of business technology hosts a physical keyboard, unlike its current market competitors, the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One. At the cost of around £580.00, this smartphone is priced at top end for mobile phones and smartphones. Having the physical keyboard isn’t necessarily a bonus either, although I must admit it certainly does make typing e mails and texts easier. With the keyboard in mind, the screen is unfortunately not as generous as you will find on the Samsung Galaxy G4 or HTC One, with a 3.1 inch screen. BlackBerry have, however, included a super AMOLED display on the Q10 which is fairly impressive with the added bonus of them tweeting the display to enable pixels to remain low during usage, thus saving on battery power which we all know can be a huge problem with these smartphones. With minimum usage, you could easily get 12 hours battery from your BlackBerry Q10, with regular usage, sis lay 8-10 hours. Not bad considering smartphones are generally prone to drinking battery power when in use.
The BlackBerry Q10 hosts a 2GB RAM with a 1.5Ghz duel-core processor with 16GB of internal storage with the option of using a microSD card to boost this up to 32GB of storage.
The reviews on this phone has been extremely positive however the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 at practically the same time will have, I suspect, made a slight difference to the sales figures. Even so, BlackBerry seem to have cornered all areas of the market with the phone. Not only do they attract the most prolific smartphone users, they have also, quite successfully, secured the business market. This is the ultimate business tool with the added benefit of the sophistication of a smartphone. Sadly this phone lacks decent apps and the battery casing is placed in a position where it slides off every time you remove the phone from its casing, however it’s sleek, sexy and extremely responsive, and I do believe BlackBerry have managed to stay top of their game with the Q10.