AT&T, Verizon and T-mobile will be offering BlackBerry’s new flagship Z10 smartphone sometime in the near future, but it appears like Sprint will be the only major carrier which will not launch the device on their network. Instead they have announced plans to introduce the BlackBerry Q10, a QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device.
“We aren’t saying there’s anything different about our customers. We think our customers will be happy with the qwerty keyboard and touch screen on the Q10”, said Mark Elliott, a spokesman for Sprint.
Features of the Q10 include a dual core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, a 3.1 inch 720 x 720 AMOLED display placed above a QWERTY keyboard (similar in style to the Bold 9930), and the same cameras seen on the Z10 – a 2MP front cam with 3x digital zoom and 720p HD video recording, and an 8MP back cam with auto focus, 5x digital zoom and 1080p full HD video recording.
Sprint’s customers will now have to wait longer to experience BlackBerry 10 OS since Q10 will only arrive after Z10 hits the market. As for why the carrier is not interested in the Z10, they haven’t given out any hints. It’s probably because the carrier does not want the touchscreen only Z10 to affect the sales of their iPhone. The carrier entered the iPhone game late and they have also invested heavily on the device.p
So, are you interested in the Q10?