Blackberry Q10 Launch in Malaysia – RM2388. Specs, Reviewer’s Guide and Pictures

Just today I dropped in at the Blackberry Q10 media briefing and launch and laid both my eyes and hands on the Q10, the first Blackberry 10 smartphone with QWERTY keyboard.

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Oh how I missed a QWERTY keyboard!

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It was heartbreaking (over I’m a little over-dramatic here) for me to give up my Blackberry Torch. Barely 2 weeks after I passed my BB Torch to my staff, I caved in and bought myself a BB 9900, the most good looking BB at that time. That damn BB hung on me every 30 minutes so I sold it off after 1 week.
And that was the end of my affair with Blackberries.

Today as I pushed the buttons on the Q10 excitedly, I remembered how I loved keypad on my phones. But at RM2388, I don’t think I’ll be picking this up anytime soon. However bear in mind I have not tested the phone (other than 10 minutes of toying with it) and this is just the price talking. Perhaps I might end up loving it, but that leaves to be seen, since there are no review units available.

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Just like you, I’ll be waiting for reviews online and opinions of new owners before I decide.

There isn’t much for me to write today, but I got these really useful and informative PDFs from Blackberry Malaysia and I thought it’s a shame not to share. Bear in mind I don’t normally repost press releases on my site but these slides doesn’t count right? 🙂

The new Blackberry = Re-designed. Re-engineered. Re-invented. REALLY?

BlackBerry Q10 Reviewers Guide

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This is a lovely visual walk-through. Even I had a good read.

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I was a BB user but was only on BlackBerry® 6 and BlackBerry® 7 so I found this reviewer guide to be really informative as I read on what BB10 has to offer. All presented in such a compelling manner too.

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Remember how the phrase “Blackberry sucks” is always uttered when it comes to picture taking time? Well the camera was the first thing I tested when I had a chance to try the Q10.
It was much improved, especially on the speed.

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And finally, some basic editing is possible on the Q10!

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A short tutorial on setting up your BB, if you ever own one. 😛

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Apps. Sigh Blackberry. You got a lot of catching up to do.

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The reason everyone uses a Blackberry. The BBM.

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Dear Blackberry..I find it hard to live without Instagram. Hopefully soon yea?

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Blackberry Maps. I’m genetically directional-ly challenged. If the Blackberry Map works on me, it should work for everyone. LOL.

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Some security features.

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We all know BBs are best for work. But BB knows how all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
The keyword is Balance. How aptly named.

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Sync. Backup. Always important.

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The Q10 specification in a nutshell.
Check out the Advanced Sensors – Accelerometer, Magnetometer… what??

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And of course, if I do pick up a BB Q10, it has to be the white one!

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The revolution of Blackberry since 2000, the RIM957. I have a collage of the Blackberries since 2000 til today which I’ll upload tomorrow. 🙂

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First impressions? Solid. Light. Quality.
Yes I do like it. But that’s first impressions.

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So is anyone getting a Blackberry anytime soon? 😀

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The Blackberry Q10 will be available from all authorised partners in Malaysia – Celcom and Maxis from May 15th 2013. Pre-orders can be done from Celcom from May 8, 2013.

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  1. Amuyo Tomoko

    Sadly, was thinking to get one. After considerations, the market price of the blackberry Q10 in Malaysia is expensive =(

  2. KJ Lim

    A BB fan here. So Q10 or Z10 would you recommend?

  3. Hong Ling

    A BB fan and been waiting for a QWERTY phone forever but after reading the reviewers’ guide I still think 2388 is daylight robbery!

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