RIM, now officially called BlackBerry, has unveiled the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone that hopes to deliver the absolute best typing experience. It is powered by the new BlackBerry 10 platform and it is touted as the first BlackBerry 10 device with a physical keyboard. RIM has heard the cry of its users and has built the Q10 primarily for those who want a good keyboard experience. It sports a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, has a nice glass back, and is thinner, lighter, and smaller than the company’s previous BlackBerry phones. Under the hood is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
We’re a bit bummed that BlackBerry didn’t talk more about the hardware specifications (other than the Z10 display). Obviously, this is probably a sign that the hardware is relatively “ordinary” and we would not be surprised to see some well-known chips that have been used in other smartphones before. In clear, expect the innovation to happen in the software and industrial design, not the chip technology and processing power. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says that the Q10 will arrive sometime in April.