AT&T starts accepting pre-orders for the Blackberry Q10 today. The handset comes with a price tag of $199.99 with a two-year agreement.
Aimed at consumers who still prefer physical keyboards to on-screen ones, the Blackberry Q10 offers a full QWERTY keyboard along with a 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, as well. Such screen comes with S-AMOLED technology, has a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels, and a pixel density of 330 pixels per inch.
The device is based on Blackberry 10, the latest version of the operating system from the Canadian phone maker.
Under the hood, the Blackberry Q10 features a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. RAM is at 2 GB whereas its internal storage has a size of 16 GB. A microSD card slot is also available if the user opts to add extra storage space.
It also packs an 8 MP rear camera which supports 1080p HD video recording and autofocus. A 2 MP front camera is also onboard.
Adding to this list of specifications is a 2,100 mAh battery.
Connectivity-wise, the Blackberry Q10 supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, as well as the following data networks: 4G, EVDO, LTE, and 1xEVDO.
The device has dimensions of 4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41 in and weighs 139 g.
It is expected that AT&T will start shipping the Blackberry Q10 on June 18, 2013.
According to its press release, AT&T was the first wireless carrier in the United States to offer Blackberry smartphones. Three months ago, the carrier was also the first to offer the Blackberry Z10, a handset that is considered to be the companion device to the Q10. Both devices, in fact, have the same price with a two-year contract. They also share several specifications, including the processor, RAM, storage, and camera. However, unlike the Q10, the Z10 is a touchscreen device without a QWERTY keyboard.