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Why the BlackBerry Q10 could be BlackBerry’s knight in shining armor


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The Z10 appears to be a solid phone, but it’s a little bit faceless and could easily get lost among the Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Google, and HTC smartphones of this world. That’s OK though. BlackBerry has a secret weapon: the unassuming, late-arriving BlackBerry Q10. Not convinced? Here’s a few reasons why if anything is going to stop (or at least significantly slow) BlackBerry’s descent into oblivion, it’s the Q10.

We’re always calling for smartphones to be different or to stand out from the crowd, and bizarrely as it sounds for a phone which could be viewed as staid, the QWERTY Q10 is the different phone we’ve all been harping on about. Here are some of the current choices for those who want a physical keyboard on which to type: The Samsung Galaxy Chat, with its single-core 850MHz processor, the Nokia Asha 302 which runs Series 40, or the HTC ChaCha, which is now two-years old (and has one of the world’s stupidest names for a smartphone).

By choosing the Q10, the physical keyboard – which just happens to be made by the QWERTY masters, don’t forget – is only part of the package. It’s accompanied by a dual-core, 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 720 x 720 pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of storage space. As you can see from the above examples, that’s light years ahead of anything else on the market.





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Teddy Ruxpin
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Tech specs don't interest me. The problem I had with my blackberry was it froze all the time and had no apps.

I loved the keyboard and hate using the touchscreen I have now in comparison, but that doesn't matter when the software is bad.

Hopefully they rebound so we have more competition in the market.






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npt817
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I see this going more the way of WebOS. To late to the game to make a difference.





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Tech specs don't interest me. The problem I had with my blackberry was it froze all the time and had no apps.


Agreed. If I wanted to download an app on the Torch, I had to wait until it finished because the phone was unusable while it was downloading. It was quite annoying considering it took awhile to finish even on wifi.






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rickgrimes
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Agreed. If I wanted to download an app on the Torch, I had to wait until it finished because the phone was unusable while it was downloading. It was quite annoying considering it took awhile to finish even on wifi.


You do realize that the new BlackBerry phones run on a completely brand new OS, right? The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 run on QNX, which RIM acquired in 2010. All of the old quibbles of the BB5, 6 and 7 are supposedly gone with BB10. No more battery pulls are required on the new phones.

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As Dan Dodge describes it, "QNX is used in systems where the cost of failure is very high". The Neutrino operating system is used to control huge Cisco Internet routers, lighting and equipment for huge Las Vegas shows, slot machines, windmill turbines, and nuclear reactors, just to name a few markets.

This is a good article to read if you want to learn more about the OS that will power BlackBerries from here on - LINK






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lynxcat
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The market has moved away from physical keyboards...so OEMs are not investing in making new models with physical keyboards.

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By choosing the Q10, the physical keyboard – which just happens to be made by the QWERTY masters, don’t forget – is only part of the package. It’s accompanied by a dual-core, 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 720 x 720 pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of storage space. As you can see from the above examples, that’s light years ahead of anything else on the market.


This is patently false when compared to the overall market. Compare these specs to the HTC One and BB gets laughed at. Relative to physical keyboard phones the Q10 has great specs, but not relative to the current marketplace as a whole.






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