25 Jun BlackBerry Q10 available from 2 July on Telstra 4G
For the Blackberry Fans among you who love your physical QWERTY keyboard, the wait is nearly over for Blackberry’s Q10.
Telstra have announced that the Q10 will be available on its network from the 2 July. The Q10 combines Blackberry’s new operating system Blackberry 10.1 with a physical keyboard to bring back what made Blackberries great into the modern smartphone world. Not only does the Q10 sport a physical keyboard and a new operating system, it also supports 4G, making this fantastic business tool even better.
What does the Q10 have to offer?
- Physical QWERTY keyboard
- 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory (expandable up to an additional 32GB via MicroSD card)
- 3.1inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 720 X 720 megapixel screen resolution
- 4G LTE compatible
- Blackberry 10 OS
- 8 Megapixel rear facing camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera
Blackberry 10.1 OS:
– Gesture Based Navigation: The navigation in Blackberry 10.1 is heavily rooted in gestures. When navigating through the OS, swiping up from the bottom bezel brings you back to a tiled view of all the running apps, while extending this gesture i.e. swiping up from the bottom bezel and holding, will launch what Blackberry calls “Peek”. Continuing to swipe right will bring you to the Blackberry Hub.
– Blackberry Hub: Blackberry Hub is a universal inbox that pulls in all forms of communications from calls and texts to emails, BBMs and social updates. You can access the Blackberry Hub from anywhere within the OS, just by swiping up and to the right, while simply dragging down from the top of the message centre will automatically pull in your calendar events for that day in the top half of the screen.
– Blackberry Peek: Notifies you when you have a new message or update using a red asterisk and will allow you to access your inbox with you having to navigate away from the app you’re currently using.
– BBM: Blackberry has not only included it’s trademark instant messenger application (which sends messages over the internet from one Blackberry to another), but has also invigorated this application with easier navigation and BBM Video. BBM Video will allow users to make video calls.
– Virtual Keyboard: Blackberry have taken the virtual QWERTY keyboard and made it smarter. The advanced virtual keyboard learns your patterns as you use it, with the predictive text feature identifying the phrases you commonly use through an analysis of your emails and social history. So, as you start typing, it suggests what you might want to type next by presenting whole words above the individual letter keys. To use a word suggested by predictive text, simply swipe up from the key and the keyboard enters the word for you plus a space.
The Q10 will be available to business customers for $60/mth on a Business Performance Plan with a $11/mth handset repayment. The Q10 is also available for outright purchase for $829.
If you would like to pre-order the Q10 or if you have any inquiries, give us a call on 1300 721 281 or send us an email at sales [at] phonenomena [dot] com [dot] au!
Note: The Blackberry Q10 is not compatible with BES or BIS plans.