RIM, The down but not out smartphone manufacture of the BlackBerry, is set to try once for a comeback with their latest product that is due in the Sprint store on Friday. RIM (research in motion) was hoping to start a comeback earlier this year when they released their new BlackBerry 10 operating system in January but the slide continued. Their next attempt was the BlackBerry Z10 that had moved away from the traditional BlackBerry. Making the BlackBerry look like iPhones, android-based phones and Window-based phones still didn't stop the slide. Now, they will put their hopes on the Q10 that goes back to the more traditional look sporting the iconic QWERTY keyboard.
"Our customers have anxiously awaited the arrival of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone," David Owens, vice president of Sprint product development, said in a statement. "Its best-in-class physical keyboard, productivity features, enhanced security capabilities and apps make it easy to be productive at work and connected to friends and family after hours."
With the addition of the physical keyboard the Q10 is only 3.1-inches instead of the 5-inches that the non-BlackBerry crowd has become use to on smartphones. Some of the other features of the new Q10 are a 720x720 resolution, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM (random access memory), 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and both MicroUSB and MicroHDMI ports.
When the smartphone comes to Sprint on Friday it will be $199 with a 2-year contract. On that 2-year contract you can purchase either My Way rate plan, which features unlimited talk, text, and data starting at $80 per month, or choose the My All-In plan, with unlimited talk, text, and data, as well as 5GB mobile hotspot usage for $110 each month. With the My Way rate plan you can also add upto 10 additional smartphones with the first one adding $50, $40 for the 2nd smartphone, $30 for the 3rd and $20 for numbers 4-10.
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