The Q10 is the first model running the new Blackberry 10 operating system to feature a full QWERTY keyboard. Built for loyal fans of the Blackberry typing experience, it mixes a comfortable hardware keyboard with refined gesture controls and an app based ecosystem.
As Jonathan Bray of PcPro points out, “The Q10 leaves no key hardware feature out, with Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and 4G all present and correct.” In fact, it managed to bridge the past with the present quite nicely for something designed like an old Blackberry.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t sit well with those used to the full touch interface. Half of the device is keyboard, while the other half is a small square display, making this phone a bad bet for viewing multimedia content. However, for a keyboard addict, Tim Stevens from Engadget agrees that the Q10 is “unquestionably the best phone with a keyboard on the market.”
The Good: Awesome physical keyboard, ability to run apps.
The Bad: Small screen with bad aspect ratio, limited app selection compared to Android & Apple.