BlackBerry’s rolling the dice this year, with a complete overhaul of their operating system and releasing all new devices. We’ve taken a look at both the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 in full, with the latter being a 2013 version of a classic BlackBerry device that we’ve grown to know. All four major carriers have signed on to offer the Q10, and we’ve decided to take a look at Verizon’s variant to see what the device offers on Big Red. While we’ve reviewed the Q10 before, this’ll be the first time we’ve taken a look at the handset on a US carrier, so let’s see what the QWERTY-equipped device has to offer for us Americans.
Hardware & Design
We got to try out the Q10 for just a little bit back in January during BlackBerry’s launch event, so there weren’t really any surprises when we gave the phone a more-thorough handling. The device will be very familiar to any BlackBerry user, as it sports the overall same design and physical keyboard as past devices. What’s changed however, is that you now get a physical QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen display. The 3.1-inch AMOLED square screen is plenty large enough to navigate around without having to squint your eyes, yet there’s still room for a full keyboard down below.
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