The all new BlackBerry smartphone will be available for sale in 20 cities across 1,000 stores from Thursday.
BlackBerry launches Q10 at Rs 44,990 hoping to regain its market share in the world’s second largest population that consumes about 17-18 million smartphones every year.
Q10 becomes the second costliest product from the Canadian smartphone maker, after P9981 that costs about Rs 1,39,000. According to the company, Q20 will be available across 20 cities in India starting this Friday.
“This is our first QWERTY BlackBerry10 smartphone. The Q10 gives customers the assurance of typing on a classic BlackBerry keyboard along with our latest operating system that offers the mobile computing experience,” Blackberry Managing Director (India) Sunil Lalvani told reporters here.
The device reportedly claims to have 14.8 days of standby time on 3G networks and it gives 13.5 hours of battery life as talk time.
Though it looks a bit big, and fat, the BlackBerry Q10 is not much larger than its predecessors like the 9900. It is just the slightly bigger display that makes it look big. In fact, at 3.1 inches the display is just 0.3 inch larger than that of the BlackBerry 9900. The removable back panel is made of carbon fiber that gives it a soft finish, making the Q10 comfortable to hold.