BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) fans won’t have to wait much longer for the Q10. According to The Wall Street Journal, the new BlackBerry Q10 phone will be available through Sprint on August 30th. It will retail for $199.99, not counting the taxes and surcharges.
David Owens explains BlackBerry Q10 product development
Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S)’s vice-president for product development, David Owens explained, “Our customers have anxiously awaited the arrival of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. Its best-in-class physical keyboard, productivity features, enhanced security capabilities and apps make it easy to be productive at work and connected to friends and family after hours. With the Sprint Unlimited, My Way and My All-in rate plans, our customers will be able to use the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone as it was intended, without worrying about silly data caps or overages.”
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BlackBerry10 buyers who purchase the phone through Sprint Unlimited, My All-in, or My Way plans will be available for the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee which allows users to enjoy unlimited talk. These new plans start at about $80 a month and also allow users to customize their wireless plan for the family’s needs.
Wall Street Journal added, “For those customers wanting to use their BlackBerry Q10 smartphone from Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) at work, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone works with the new BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) (R) Enterprise Service 10 introduced earlier this year. It provides advanced Corporate-level Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs and Regulated-level EMM controls and settings for enterprise customers in government and other industries that require an advanced level of security, control and logging.”
BlackBerry Q10 features
The new phone will feature 1.5GH.z dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, microSD card slot, 3.1 inch super AMOLED touchscreen with multi-touch and a full QWERTY keyboard with four rows. It will also feature an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p high definition video recording with 2-megapixel/720p HD front facing camera.