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BlackBerry Q10 review: You'll either love it or hate it

Galen Gruman | June 13, 2013
Physical keyboard addicts now have a smartphone designed for them, but no one else may want to suffer the drawbacks

The BlackBerry Q10 costs $580 without a contract from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless; AT&T and Verizon offer it for $200 in exchange for a two-year contract. (The AT&T model is expected to ship on June 18; the other carriers offer it now. Sprint plans to offer the Q10 later this summer.)

The Q10 comes with 32GB of internal storage and sports a MiniHDMI port in addition to the usual MicroUSB port. The back cover is removable so that you can replace the battery or use a higher-capacity battery sled. And it has a good-quality 8-megapixel camera with basic image-settings controls and decent retouching and editing capabilities.

Don't let nostalgia for the 1990s' form of mobile or your own stubbornness cause you to miss out on what a smartphone can really do. But if you just want a messaging device, then go for the BlackBerry Q10 -- it's good at that.

 

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