BlackBerry Q10: The first 10.1 operating system device is coming soon

BlackBerry Q10

The BlackBerry Q10 must be imminent – when you look at the BlackBerry Docs website, there is now a new Manual titled:

BlackBerry Q10

Notice that the Q10 will be the first device to have the 10.1 operating system. I suspect that the 10.1 update for the Z10 will follow soon too as the same website shows the manual for the Z10 with 10.1 software on it.

When I look at the Q10 compared to the Z10, besides the obvious keyboard, the trwo devices are similar which makes sense as the Q10 also has a touchscreen.

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Z10

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From the developers notes there are indeed differences between the Z10 and the Q10 and I cant wait to check out these out and explore all the new features. Will be great to be reunited with the old BlackBerry keyboard and those shortcuts. I am especially looking forward to the new Type N Go feature that I saw in Amsterdam at BlackBerry JAM !

Several cell phone retailers are now advertising the BlackBerry Q10 at around R7999.00 and there is even evidence of a white-coloured Q10.

Not long to go now…

UPDATE 24/0/2013: Vodcom announces that the Q10 will be available at Vodacom World and other participating outlets on Thursday 2nd  May 2013.

New Vodacom contract customers will receive unlimited BBM texting and file sharing, includes photos, videos, voice notes, and files up to 6 MB files, for 24 months, valued at R19 per month. In addition to this, customers will also receive double their data for the first two months of the contract.q10vodacom

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