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The specifications for the Q10 have begun to filter through and the good news for Crackberry fans is that the legendary QWERTY physical keyboard is back. Expected release is May.

The not so good news is that the display is a square, super AMOLED, 3.1”, 720 x 720, 328 ppi and we have all grown used to the Z10 screen (or larger if you accept that Samsung S4 and LG Optimus G 5” screens are more the norm now) and the new BlackBerry 10 interface is really better on larger screens. The question is will this be the last QWERTY keyboard model? I suspect on-screen touch keyboards on larger screens will triumph.

In other respects the phone is similar to the Z10 with the Snapdragon S4, 1.5GHz processor, 2/16/MicroSD RAM/internal storage/slot, 2/8mp camera, 4G LTE (and earlier) and 139g weight.

What is interesting is that the unit looks more like the BlackBerry of old than the more modern clinical Z10 lines (which is very corporate) but I guess the keyboard takes up a fair bit of real estate.

The Q10 is expected to be around AU$70 to $100 more expensive than the Z10 due mainly to production costs.

If you want to know more about the BlackBerry 10 experience see iTWire article here.

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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