Blackberry devices in the past were known for its keyboard feature, and while Blackberry is looking to continue that tradition with the Q10, the Canadian company’s current flagship device is the Z10, a full touchscreen Blackberry 10 smartphone. We expect that many carriers will offer the Z10, but it seems that in Sprint’s case, that will not be so. According to Blackberry spokesman, Mark Elliott, it seems that while Sprint is more than happy to carry a Blackberry 10 device as part of its portfolio, the Blackberry 10 device in question will not be the Z10, but the Q10 instead.


It is unclear as to why Sprint has decided to go with the Q10 instead of the Z10, especially since the Z10 would be pretty much the epitome of what Blackberry has been working so hard to achieve in the past year or so. In any case assuming Sprint has no plans to change their mind, subscribers looking to get their hands on the Q10 will probably have to wait until May 2013. If the Z10 is more your phone, you’ll probably have it find it elsewhere.

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Product NameQ10Z10
Diagonal (inches)3.1"4.2"
Battery Capacity (mAh)2100 mAh1800 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon S4 (LTE version)/ TI OMAP 4470 (Non-LTE)Snapdragon S4 Plus
RAM Options2GB2GB
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