During the BlackBerry Q4 2012 conference call this morning it was confirmed by Thorsten Heins that the QWERTY/Touch Q10 smartphone is currently being tested by 40 carriers in 20 countries, plus is expected to launch in Canada this April. This isn’t too much of a surprise as Andrew MacLeod, Managing Directory for BlackBerry Canada, stated in February that “the Q10 would be available with our global carrier partners in the April time frame.” It’s good to BlackBerry following through and sticking to a schedule. Most of our carriers have already started pre-registrations (Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Virgin) and no word yet on price points.
The Q10 has a 3.1-inch display with a resolution of 720×720, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 8MP camera that shoots 1080p HD videos, 2MP front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 2100mAh battery, LTE, WiFi, NFC and overall dimensions of 19.6mm x 66.8mm x 10.35mm. Check out our hands-on here.
Only a few weeks away from the second BlackBerry 10 device.