Accurately and confidently type out messages and emails as well as compose documents on the go with the BlackBerry Q10 for Verizon Wireless combines the power of the robust and responsive BlackBerry 10 platform with a large, re-engineered physical keyboard and stunning touchscreen display -- the largest ever on a BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone.
The BlackBerry Q10 with re-engineered QWERTY keyboard and 3.1-inch touchscreen (view larger).
The BlackBerry 10 platform includes a variety of new features and improvements. The new BlackBerry Hub allows you to peek at your inbox from any app without having to stop what you're doing. The touchscreen BlackBerry Keyboard learns your writing style and suggests words to help you type faster, more accurately. And you'll be able to share content and apps right from your device using BBM Video with Screen Share.
You'll be able to outfit your BlackBerry Q10 with a wealth of apps downloaded from BlackBerry World -- games, music, videos, books, magazines and more. You can also browse and preview millions of high-quality DRM-free songs from your favorite artists, as well as download or rent movies and TV shows at BlackBerry World. Plus, the new BlackBerry World storefront gives you recommendations so it's easy to find something new.
In addition to connecting to Verizon's ultra-fast 4G LTE network, the BlackBerry Q10 also features Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) networking, Bluetooth 4.0, and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology -- enabling you to make mobile payments, add a BBM contact, or swap photos with just a tap of your phone. Additionally, this phone is Global Ready--enabling you to call, text, and access the Web from more than 205 countries around the world (more than 150 with 3G connectivity).
BlackBerry Signature QWERTY Keyboard, Now Re-Engineered
Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail of the BlackBerry Q10's design, particularly its elegant and ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, which features a wider layout and larger sculpted keys. It's designed to help you type quickly, accurately, and with the least amount of effort, and its smart keyboard software understands and adapts to your typing style. It creates personalized word suggestions and contextual auto corrections while you type. Your conversations can move along without having to waste time fixing typos. Plus with Instant Action, you can type and perform tasks faster by using shortcuts. From the home screen, just type "email Paul" or "call Paul" and the device initiates the action.
When you're not using the QWERTY keyboard, you can access apps and use gestures via the 3.1–inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with HD 720p resolution (720 x 720 pixels).
3G/4G LTE connectivity
BlackBerry 10 operating system
1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor + 2 GB of RAM
3.1-inch HD AMOLED touchscreen display (720 x 720; 330 ppi)
Rear 8-MP camera with Full HD 1080p video
Front 2-MP camera with HD 720p video
16 GB storage + microSD expansion (up to 64GB)
Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 + NFC
2100 mAh battery for up to 13 hours of talk time
Access all your conversations at any time -- from any app -- with BlackBerry Hub, a single place where you can find all of your messages from your social networks to your personal and work e-mails. With a simple swipe, you can flow effortlessly in and out of your messages and conversations, and you can peek into other live apps without having to drop what you're doing. Preview messages from the app you're in, choose to reply, or reverse the gesture to go back to what you were doing.
BlackBerry 10 OS learns and adapts to the way you work (view larger).
BBM Video with Screen Share
Switch your BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) text chat to a BBM Video conversation and talk face-to-face with those that matter to you most. Use the new Screen Share feature to show photos, your browser, or review a business document together. You can even share the view from your camera. The BBM app also supports voice calling.
Camera with Time Shift Mode
Take great shots with the super-sharp 8-megapixel camera, or switch to the front-facing camera and be part of the scene. Crop, enhance, and apply artistic filters, then display your masterpiece on the big screen for all to see. Simply connect to your TV via HDMI or tap Play on to link wirelessly through DLNA.
Using the camera's Time Shift mode lets you take a picture using an ultra-short video -- capturing milliseconds before and after your photo -- so you can choose the exact moment in time when your subjects look best to create the ideal shot. It lets you select different areas in the same photo, choose the best expressions and poses, and then combine them to create one great shot. Once your photos are the best they can be, use Story Maker to weave them together and make a movie with music to share with the world.
Managing a busy project, or planning this weekend's party? BlackBerry Remember combines memos, tasks and much more into a single experience. It helps you organize and manage information you have on your smartphone around projects or ideas, letting you collect content such as Web sites, e-mails, photos, documents, and other files. Then, like a to-do list, you can create tasks, assign due dates, and track your progress. You can automatically sync your Microsoft Outlook Tasks with BlackBerry Remember, or configure it with your Evernote account.
Use your BlackBerry Q10 smartphone for work, and access e-mail, apps, and documents without compromising your personal content. BlackBerry Balance separates personal content from corporate content, providing freedom and flexibility while satisfying the need for corporate data to be highly secure and manageable. You can switch between your profiles with one simple gesture.
Send a BBM message, schedule a meeting, update your social networks, or open an app when your hands are full -- just by using your voice. Voice Control recognizes natural speech patterns, so you can talk naturally and always be understood. You can use Voice Control anywhere you can type, so it's easy to dictate a document, compose an email or search your smartphone.
What's in the Box
BlackBerry Q10 smartphone, standard battery, Micro USB cable, wall charger, stereo headset, polishing cloth, quick start guide
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network
Covering over 90 percent of the U.S. population (287 million people across the country), the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. With Verizon's 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network, you can expect average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink (about 10 times faster than 3G) and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.
With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.
Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.
In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.