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BlackBerry Q10 Available in Canada on May 1 for $199

BlackBerry Q10 keyboard 

The dam has broken on BlackBerry Q10 news and the “Keyboard BlackBerry” is almost here. BlackBerry has announced that the BlackBerry Q10 will be available in Canada on May 1st. No word on the US but hopefully that is coming shortly! The BlackBerry Q10 will be available on Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility and TELUS for $199 with a 3 year contract. Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido, Koodo Mobile, and Sasktel are also getting the device and it will also be sold at retail locations including: Best Buy, Future Shop, TBooth Wireless, The Source, Walmart Canada and WIRELESSWAVE.

Check out the details below!

The New BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone available in Canada May 1

The new BlackBerry® Q10, the first BlackBerry® 10 smartphone to feature a classic BlackBerry® QWERTY Keyboard, will be available in Canada starting May 1 on Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility and TELUS. The BlackBerry Q10 combines the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform with a large, re-engineered physical keyboard and stunning touchscreen display – the largest ever on a BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone.

“We’re thrilled that the BlackBerry Q10 will soon be available to Canadians,” said Andrew MacLeod, Managing Director for Canada. “The new BlackBerry Q10 combines the power of BlackBerry 10 with a classic BlackBerry keyboard to help people communicate and collaborate faster and more efficiently. We’re seeing strong momentum behind BlackBerry 10 from carriers, customers and partners around the world. The BlackBerry Q10 will accelerate this trend.”

The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be available in Canada starting May 1 on Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility and TELUS starting at $199 with a 3 year contract. It will also be available on Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido, Koodo Mobile, and Sasktel, and available in select retail locations, including Best Buy, Future Shop, TBooth Wireless, The Source, Walmart Canada and WIRELESSWAVE.

Highlights of the BlackBerry Q10:

Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s design, from its beautiful and distinctive form to its elegant and ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, which features a wider layout and larger sculpted keys. With the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s advanced hardware, communications and multimedia features, along with long battery life, you can confidently stay ahead and take action all day long.

The re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform offers you a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience that continuously adapts to your needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving forward towards your goal, and includes advancements such as:

· The ever present BlackBerry® Hub, which  brings all your conversations together in one easy to manage place that you can access at any time from any app with a simple “peek”, so you’re always only one swipe away from what matters to you.

· BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which elegantly separates and secures work applications and data from personal content, protecting what’s important to you and the business you work for..

· BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), which lets you share things with the people that matter to you in an instant. BBM in BlackBerry 10 includes voice calling and video chat, and lets you share your screen with another BlackBerry 10 contact.

· BlackBerry® Remember, which helps you tackle tasks quickly with a new way to collect, organize and action all the information sitting in different places across your smartphone.

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  1. I thought the UK would announce something for this week first…

  2. …and guess where I will be on 1st May 😀

  3. Looks like it won’t ship with 10.1…

  4. Does this mean we have to wait for another device release before 10.2 or 10.3 or whatever the next release is announced?
    I was hoping at least %25 of the issues be resolved and fixes applied by 10.1 but there was only 1 or 2 major improvements. Emails are now either forever or 30 days, is that really the solution they came up with? Soon we will have people complaining why their phone is running slow when they have 8 months worth of emails on their phone. Contacts are still not fixed. Keyboard shortcuts are still missing key features, it is more like convenience keys instead of shortcuts. The list can easily go on.

    I guess I better treat my 9900 nicely because it looks like I am going to be hanging on to it for a while… I am glad Q10 will be out, though. We all just need to be pushing BB to fix the OS.

    Any word on Curve (wasn’t it leaked 2 weeks ago?)

    • Hmm not sure yet about headless apps. I am hearing summer. They definitely need to refine the options for email accounts but they were heavily focused on getting the Q10 out the door on time. Expect the refinements to come. Trust me I am hammering that message home.

    • 10.1 is the first real release of BlackBerry 10. They couldn’t say to the market, back in 2012, that their first phone would be released in May 2013 (well, they tried, but it wasn’t well received), so they came up with the 30.1.2013 date and tried to create a large smoke screen. It mostly worked as they’ve been selling quite a few devices, but I think this has also delayed the release of some key features and the OS is still not ready.

      I wanted to switch from a 9900 to a Q10 as my main device, but I gave up on the idea. There are just not enough apps and the lack of background apps is a problem.

      Hopefully, 10.2 will be released along with the new Curve in August and BB10 will take off then.

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