The much-awaited BlackBerry Q10 has finally showed up for sale in India, albeit on an online store. However, those looking to get back on the QWERTY bandwagon will have to shell out a hefty Rs 44,999 for the Q10. That makes the phone even dearer than the already-expensive BlackBerry Z10, which launched in India for Rs 43,490 and is currently available for Rs 42,490.

Of course, the allure of a BlackBerry QWERTY keypad could be hard to resist for die-hard BB fans. The keyboard is what gave BlackBerry its identity and has long been considered synonymous with the Canadian company. The handset is set to be launched in India this month.

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10 is available online now

The BlackBerry Q10 may look average in comparison to the Z10, but its internals are equally impressive. The Q10 will probably run BB10.1 OS on launch. Its 3.1-inch touchscreen display has a 720 x 720-pixel resolution, giving it a rather high pixel density of 328 ppi. It is powered by a 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual-core processor and has a PowerVR SGX544 GPU. 

On the back is an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting full HD videos, while the front-facing one is a 2-megapixel affair for Skype and self-portraits. The camera gets the same software features we saw on the Z10, including Time Shift and video stabilisation. Internal storage is capped off at 16GB, but you can further expand the storage space up to 64GB thanks to the microSD card slot. The Q10 has a large 2100mAh Li-ion battery.

The QWERTY phone has a micro-weave pattern on the back which BlackBerry says is unique to each handset. On the connectivity front, there’s Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual-band support, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP support, microUSB and miniHDMI ports, and support for NFC.

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