Today’s BlackBerry event in New York was not only about the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The company, previously known as RIM – Research In Motion, also announced today two new handsets to go with BB10 software, one of them being the fully touch screen Z10 and the other the touch-QWERTY hybrid Q10, which we thought would be the X10. The details surrounding this device have been leaked several times before this first official reveal, but as it appears they were not 100 percent correct.
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The back panel of the Blackberry Q10 is covered in what the company calls a three-dimensional glass-weave structure that gives the device a unique look and feel and at the same time keeps the phone thin. The touch screen is significantly smaller than the one on the Z10, to give room for the full physical QWERTY keyboard, which according to BlackBerry, is the widest the company has ever made. Also the battery is supposedly the most powerful found on a BlackBerry device. The device should be available by April, though no details on pricing have been revealed so far.
RIM changing name to BlackBerry clearly suggests that the company is very serious about its BlackBerry business including both hardware and software. Time will tell how things will work out for BlackBerry and we will keep you posted should there be any news.
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