The Verizon version of BlackBerry Q10 is likely to release in early June as evident from a screenshot of Verizon’s Inventory listing of the device. The screenshot spotted by N4BB shows the BlackBerry Q10 Nashville in the carrier’s inventory under the “buy order” section for smartphones that Verizon is currently offering.
In addition to Verizon, Q10 is arriving on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The Verizon’s version of Q10 will come in both black and white colors. While the standard black model features a glass-lustered rear, the special white model sports textured plastic. The former boasts a premium feel, while the latter gives a better grip.
Analysts are expecting a June 6th release of Verizon’s Q10 based on calculations that a device once listed on a carrier’s inventory system, will be made available two weeks after that. While T-Mobile has mentioned that Q10 can be acquired for $99.99 with $20 monthly installments (for a total cost of $579.99), Verizon and AT&T have not released pricing details. Sprint has not yet revealed its Q10 details.
Except for the color variations and rear panel, Verizon’s Q10 has the same features as Q10 models on other carriers. The main features include the BlackBerry 10.1 OS, multitasking functionality, HDR camera option, 4G LTE support, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
The BlackBerry Q10 is RIM’s flagship QWERTY smartphone for this year. Q10’s physical QWERTY keyboard is touted as the best among smartphones. Though the AMOLED display is only 3.1 inches, the device is the best choice for those drawn to the classic keyboard. Despite the release of an all-touch version – the BlackBerry Z10, the QWERTY version has made it to the forefront. In an era where touchscreen phones are the fad, Q10 seems to be chiseling out a market for itself.