We initially unveiled the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone during the BlackBerry 10 global launch events on January 30th, and since then there’s been no shortage of excitement for its availability – particularly within our business social media communities. This powerhouse of a smartphone packs a serious punch with new features for both the hardware and for the BlackBerry 10 platform.
The beautiful design of the BlackBerry Q10 deserves specific mention. This latest BlackBerry 10 smartphone features a glass weave casing, a forged stainless steel frame, and a Super AMOLED touch screen – not to mention a sculpted keyboard designed to improve your typing speed, skill, and experience. It’s an evolution of the classic BlackBerry Keyboard that brings the mobile typing experience to a whole new level. Get an exclusive inside look at how the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone was designed on the Inside BlackBerry Blog.
Powered by BlackBerry 10, the BlackBerry Q10 learns and adapts to the way that you work and communicate. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving. I’ve been using this smartphone for a couple of months now and I must say: the amount of emails left in my inbox for follow up back at my desk has been reduced to almost zero.
Features of the BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone
Features of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone include an intelligent calendar, super-fast browsing, trusted security, camera with time shift mode, documents to go and adobe reader, built-in NFC technology, active frames, voice control, BlackBerry Maps, and a whole lot more. Check out the video below for an overview of the features included with the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone straight from the product team that’s been hard at work designing the newest member of the BlackBerry 10 family. For a more in-depth look, visit the BlackBerry Q10 web site.
Instant Action – your new best friend on the go
My favorite feature of the BlackBerry Q10 is “Instant Action”, which takes advantage of the physical keyboard to allow you to engage with your network of contacts extremely quickly. From the home screen of a BlackBerry Q10 smartphone, simply begin typing an action, such as “email” or “BBM”, followed with a name from your Contacts. You can then launch directly into the communication. This isn’t restricted to email; I just sent a tweet from my home screen by typing “tweet This weather is brutal! Where did Spring go?” – and it was immediately posted to Twitter without the need to even open up an application. Check out a quick demo from BlackBerry Jam Europe below:
Combined with the intuitive gestures of the BlackBerry 10 platform, Instant Action provides you with a speed and efficiency that’s unparalleled in my experience. With this functionality the use of a physical keyboard is maximized to provide you with ultimate control and precision of action.
Availability and Pricing
Carriers around the world are beginning to roll out pre-orders as well as full availability of BlackBerry Q10 smartphones. To stay up to date on the latest news, check out our BlackBerry Q10 Global Availability Tracker on the Inside BlackBerry Blog.
What feature of the BlackBerry Q10 are you most excited for? Share in the comments below!