“ Display: 720 x 720 resolution, at 330 PPI / 24-bit color depth / Super AMOLED / Operating system: BlackBerry 10 OS / Processor: Dual Core 1.5 GHz / Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB Flash / Rear Camera: 8 megapixel auto-focus camera / 1080p HD video recording / Front camera: 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera / 3x digital zoom / 720p HD video recording / Image Formats: BMP, WBMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, SGI, TGA / Audio & Video: 3GP, 3GP2, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC / Wi-Fi: / 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz /4G Mobile Hotspot „
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I have been a BlackBerry user since the 9000. Loved the physical keyboard from day 1. From there I went to the 9700, 9780, Z10, Z30 and now the Q10. Throw into that mix a couple of Nexus devices but never iOS.
The virtual keyboards on the Z series are the best out there with it's intuitive prediction and learning my typing style. However, I was not always very accurate typing on glass so was constantly having to correct what I'd already typed. I thought the larger Z30 screen would improve my accuracy. Unfortunately that was not to be the case.
So, after much deliberation as to whether I would miss the screen realestate and whether I could again get used to typing on a physical qwerty, I decided to bite the bullet and purchased a used Q10 off Gumtree. The unit I bought has a couple of scratches on each corner but nothing is bent or rattly and the screen and keyboard are immaculate.
The first half hour was quite difficult, to be honest. I doubted whether I'd made the correct decision but as I became familiar with the physical keyboard again, my confidence grew and my doubts faded away. I now know that I will always have a qwerty device as my main handset. My Z30 sits in it's box in the cupboard. It does get handled occasionally and although I am still amazed at its build quality and smoothness of operation, I know that I can never rely on a virtual keyboard for my day to day business.
Will I get the Passport when it is eventually released? Not likely. It's just too big for me. What about the Classic? If the Q10 continues to serve me well without any of the gremlins reported by other fellow users, then I may skip the Classic and see what BlackBerry has in store for us, the faithful, in the foreseeable future. Then again, the Classic is meant to have a massive battery and a faster processor. So yes, I may just bite the bullet an get one. We shall see.