BlackBerry Q10 Release Delayed: How is the Successor Better than Bold 9700?

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It was just last week when, BlackBerry drew all the spotlight with the launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system and two new smartphones - Z10 and Q10 at a live event. Soon after the launch, the price and availability of the flagship smartphone Z10 were also announced officially. However, there was no word regarding the QWERTY keyboard equipped Q10.

According to API, BlackBerry will not release Q10 until May or June 2013. While the Z10 is due to be out in March, Q10 with BlackBerry's famous keyboard, will not show face until this summer. The report cites the BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins stating that "We're trying to get it as close as we can." It claims that Q10 will take eight to 10 weeks after the Z10 release in mid-March.

Coming to the specifications, Q10 sports a 3.1 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, dual core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and a removable 1,800 mAh battery.

BlackBerry formerly known as RIM is well known for its QWERTY based smartphones including Bold 9700, which was launched in November 2009. the smartphone has also got a wide fanbase in the market.

Bold B9700 features a 2.44 inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels, 624MHz single core processor, 256MB RAM, 256MB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 16GB expandable storage, 3.1MP rear camera, no front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a non-detachable 1,500 mAh battery. Lets take a look at how will Q10 prove to be an eligible successor over Bold B9700.

BlackBerry Q10 - How is it better than BlackBerry Bold 9700?

While the Canadian manufacturer has already been involved in making keyboard based smartphones, what could be so special about Q10 - the newly launched smartphone? Of course, the BlackBerry 10 OS is worth mentioning with its new features. Besides the OS, there are a numerous reasons for consumers to choose the new QWERTY keyboard incorporated BlackBerry smartphone. Some of them are explained below.

BlackBerry 10 OS

BlackBerry Q10 is based on the newly launched BlackBerry 10 platform with features including BlackBerry Flow, improved BBM with Peek feature, BlackBerry Hub with unified inbox, pre-installed productivity apps including Evernote, Docs To Go, Dropbox, impressive predictive typing tool and more. On the other hand, Bold 9700 was launched based on Blackberry 6.0 OS, which lacks these interesting software features.

Simultaneous GPS

Q10 comes with simultaneous GPS feature that allows the handset to receive both GPS and voice data simultaneously. This way, the sensitive will be increased. This feature is missing in Bold 9700, which is quite an old handset.


Q10 comes with all the necessary sensors including accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity, gyroscope, ambient light sensors, while Bold 9700 comes only with the ambient light sensor.


Q10 has a spacious 3.1 inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution and 328ppi pixel density, whereas, Bold 9700 has a 2.44 inch TFT LCS display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels and 246ppi pixel density. Hence, Q10 is a better display offering increased quality images and videos. Further, the keys on the keyboard of Q10 appear to be more spacious offering increased comfort to type.


In terms of camera, Q10 has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera while Bold 9700 has a 5MP rear camera and a mere VGA front camera for video calling. Hence, again, Q10 scores more against Bold 9700.

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