T-Mobile Confirms QWERTY-Based BlackBerry Q10 Availability

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BlackBerry fans take note as T-Mobile has confirmed the availability of the QWERTY-based Q10. Business customers will get first crack with registration beginning April 29th, with consumer availability coming sometime afterwards. T-Mobile says “additional details, including availability and pricing, will be shared at a later date.”

Word has it that the April 29th registration for business customers will turn into a late May launch, but we’re happy with confirmation that BlackBerry fans have another choice in the future.

The Q10 features:

  • 3.1″ SuperAMOLED display, 720×720 resolution at 330ppi
  • Blackberry 10 OS
  • Dual-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 35-key physical QWERTY keyboard
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera
  • 1080p video recording
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • LTE, HSPA+ connectivity
  • NFC

 

Statement:

T-Mobile USA continues to add to its growing 4G LTE smartphone portfolio with the BlackBerry® Q10.  The BlackBerry Q10 combines BlackBerry’s classic QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen with the power of the BlackBerry® 10 platform that delivers all the speed and connectivity customers demand to help them keep moving.  T-Mobile customers can take advantage of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s premium hardware, advanced communications and multimedia features on a blazing-fast nationwide 4G network.

“With the powerful combination of BlackBerry’s new BlackBerry 10 platform, the company’s long-standing security features and BlackBerry’s best QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Q10 will be another great smartphone option for our business customers,” said Drew Kelton, executive vice president of business markets at T-Mobile.

Beginning April 29th, business customers interested in the BlackBerry Q10 from T-Mobile can register athttp://business.t-mobile.com/blackberry-q10.  Additional details, including availability and pricing, will be shared at a later date.

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  • Deon Davis

    This should be good for T-mo for getting Business customers in!

    • kalel33

      If it sells as well as the Z10 then it won’t make a difference. I took training for the Z10 and it’s a really good phone, minus the lack of almost all major apps and poor camera quality. Problem is that I haven’t seen a single account with one on it and reports are that many people tried it but returned them. Everyone else was satisfied with IOS or Android. Blackberry was just way too late on releasing this. BB10 was supposed to come out over a year ago but was pushed off. They lost their small window of opportunity.

      • thepanttherlady

        I am one that will be returning my Z10. I really wanted to give Blackberry a chance to make a comeback. It didn’t work in my opinion. :(

        • Chris

          I knew you couldn’t leave the Note 2 for that hunk’a’junk! The Q10 however looks amazing and I hope it’s relatively cheap :)

        • thepanttherlady

          Lol! I sold my N2.

          I’m going to get the Nexus 4 despite swearing I wouldn’t. I REALLY want the Sony Xperia Z so I’ll use the Nexus while I wait.

        • superg05

          for shame

        • steveb944

          Maybe wait for the possible upgrade announcement next month with LTE built in that’s being rumored

        • thepanttherlady

          Yes, I’ll wait through May, possibly beginning of June. If no announcement I’ll figure out whether the C6602 or C6603 is the best one to use with T-Mobile.

          Any phone geeks out there that have knowledge about bands, I would appreciate your input on this please! Thank you. :)

        • 21stNow

          What PantherLady?! Say it ain’t so!

          I’m still waiting for BlackBerry Support to get back to me on two issues. They only have until just before the end of my 30 days to get a solution out before I return it, too.

        • thepanttherlady

          Tis true.

          The device exchange solved the random rebooting, hasn’t happened on the new one once. The other issues I listed before still hold true and I can’t stand it anymore.

          You can blame David for posting the article about the Sony Xperia Z. I’ve become obsessed. To the point that I am buying the Nexus 4 (I SWORE I would never own a phone that didn’t have expandable memory) while I wait the month of May to see if T-Mobile brings it on board and in purple. If not, I’ll spring the $700 and buy another version and keep the Nexus 4 for exactly these occasions! :)

        • Chris

          Damn I wish I had those kinda funds! I am still obsessed with the Note 2. Haven’t stayed this happy with this phone for a while. But I’d like the Q10 as a back up :)

      • Ordeith

        For business,

        WindowsPhone + Intune > BB10 + BES.
        BES is just awful.

  • Ordeith

    Where is the Lumia 521? Wasn’t that supposed to be available today?
    Is T-Mobile abandoning the platform?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Working on finding out the answer to this now, it’s definitely coming to some places by the end of the month, just trying to figure out exactly when.

      • CJ

        Thank you David – I was in the T-Mobile Store yesterday in Chicago and point blank asked them are you getting rid of Window Mobile and they said No and told me they are having new WP devices coming soon. My assumption Nokia 521. We shall see!

      • J-Hop2o6

        -I just picked up my HTC One and loving it!
        -I don’t care for the Nokia Flame 4G/521, but I was wondering about that too (since I manage Tmo’s Upcoming Phone dates in a message board/forum).
        -Also can you check up on the Tmo Galaxy S3 LTE which was suppose to be out by now.
        -Also can you look into that Signal Booster that was suppose to come out last month.
        -And for the last request, can you find out what the ZTE Momosa (M4G) is. Thank David.

        • JB

          So The One is that badass eh? I’m sorta torn between that and the S4!

        • J-Hop2o6

          Go to a store and test them BOTH out. Then make your decision.

        • Nearmsp

          Moss did a comparison of the 2 phones in the tech section of the Wall Street Journal and he said the HTC one clearly beat the SGS4.

        • Ordeith

          The one is the only Android phone with Nokia Technology, for a limited time.

  • JB

    I wonder how much down T-Mobile will want for this…. There’s rumblings it’s $249 subsidized…

    • monchis

      Did she really just say subsidized?

      • Long Island Steven

        @JQuest81:disqus would be referring to the price for other carriers.

    • Adrayven

      HTC One is that on t-mo as well.. I would not be surprised if it was $99 or $150 down…

  • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

    I think this one should be a little more popular with the longtime blackberry fans since it has the keyboard that they love. The z10 has been a bust so far. We’ve only sold like 1 of them here since launch and the few people who still like blackberries pass on it when they see that it’s all touchscreen.

    • Long Island Steven

      Yeah, I went to my local store to check out the Z10. They had it locked up in a cabinet with a dead battery, so the rep wasn’t able to show me – not a good sign for Blackberry. Still, I’m looking forward to the Q10.

  • http://de-kart.com Wagonist

    I predict they will sell 3 of them, oh and one to Obama

    • http://twitter.com/JamesHJacksonjr JamesHJacksonjr

      Blackberry has 79 million customers worldwide still using blackberries with physical keyboards that’s a big enough market to survive on I’m getting. Q10 blackberry fans passed on the z10 cause if we wanted all touch screened phones we woulda switched to ios or android by now watch the q10 will do decent numbers cause that’s what crackberry fans want and like a superb typing experience

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    It looks really nice in the white. Sweet.

  • seth

    The z10 is a better device. let go of the keyboards already…..

    if you score this or the z10 you can get them unlocked here: http://gsmunlocklabs.com/blackberry-z10-unlock-code/