THE NEW BLACKBERRY Q10 SMARTPHONE ABOUT TO HIT THE STREETS – For an old dinosaur like me it’s really hard to keep up with all the new mobile devices that appear to be hitting the market.
While Apple is struggling with its ever falling share price, Samsung gaining ground with huge sales of its Galaxy is there any room for the Blackberry Q10?
Of course we all have different tastes in our mobile devices and the Blackberry has been a popular mobile device for many over the years with its QWERTY keyboard.
Now however Blackberry has introduced the new Q10 which boasts a QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen. Well I have to hang my head in shame I guess as I’m still using the iPhone 3s – yes I know it’s a bit out of date but like my underwear I’m comfortable with it. I can tell you it’s in pristine condition as I have cared for it over the years and it still works perfectly.
No doubt Blackberry users will be overjoyed with the new Q10 that keeps its traditional QWERTY keyboard but also introduces a touchscreen in order to go with the times and in an attempt to lure iPhone and Galaxy users away from their usual fair.
According to reports the Blackberry Q10 will be available in the UK next week with a price tag of £579, however if you are on a network contract or sign up to one then the major operators, such as T Mobile, O2 and the likes will be offering a subsidized version.
As for Blackberry’s U.S customers they will have to wait a couple more weeks as Blackberry announces U.S retailers will have their first batch of stock next month.
Rumours have it that this could be Blackberry’s last ditch effort to woo mobile users as the last offering, the Z10, failed miserably to find a large enough customer take-up.
Will you be a fan of the new Blackberry Q10? Initial reviews have not been that encouraging according to some sources as some see the QWERTY keyboard as an outdated mode of typing characters on a mobile device and that this is the only feature the sets Blackberry apart from the likes of the iPhone and Galaxy.
However some have supported the new Blackberry Q10 saying it offers the customer a precision mobile device with premium performance and a timeless design.
Blackberry chief executive Thorsten Heins is firm in his belief that the new Q10 is capable of out-selling the iPhone, which currently has 38% of the market.
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