The Blackberry Z10 was the first phone that carried the brand new Blackberry 10 operating system. This new OS really hoped to turn the company’s fortunes around and appeal to a wider demographic. Most loyal Blackberry users can’t live without the physical keyboard and have either returned their Z10 or waited for something else. We have word today that the Q10 model will be released in Canada on April 30th.
The Q10 is much akin to the Blackberry Bold, but has a larger screen. It will allow users to load in their own Android e-reading apps. So you can get Comixology, DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, and VIZ. Blackberry World is still a barren wasteland when it comes to solid reading apps, but this is why our Good e-Reader App Store continues to get over 50,000,000 visitors a month downloading apps found nowhere else.
One of the main downsides of the new BB10 OS is the fact you can’t get BIS email service anymore. This means you lose the PUSH email services and don’t get access to the official Blackberry email servers anymore. We have heard from a number of people who frequently travel that they got a bill for $900.00. This is mainly due to the compression that you don’t have anymore with BB10, and all data is done via the carriers.
The Q10 will be available at Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind, and a number of other carriers, so make sure you get there on release day if you have a hankering for a physical keyboard.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.