Sprint announces availability of BlackBerry Q10 smartphone
Sep 02, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Sprint, a provider of wireless and wireline communications products and services, has announced the availability of 4G LTE BlackBerry 10, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone.
The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be available in direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1, for $199.99, excluding taxes and surcharges, with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.
"Our customers have anxiously awaited the arrival of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone," said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. "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 Sprint Unlimited, My Way and My All-in rate plans, our customers will be able to use the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone as it was intended, without worrying about silly data caps or overages."
The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone customers who sign up for Sprint's new Unlimited, My Way plan or My All-in plan are eligible for The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee. The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee gives customers unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network for the life of the line of service, the company said.
The new Unlimited, My Way rate plan features unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network for as little as $80 per month (excludes taxes and surcharges). With the Unlimited, My Way plan, Sprint customers can also customize their wireless plan to meet their family's needs, including mixing smartphones and basic phones, selecting their data options, and adding up to 10 lines all on the same account. Additionally, Sprint is offering smartphone customers the My All-in plan with unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network and 5GB mobile hotspot usage for $110 per month (excludes taxes and surcharges), the company reported.
For those customers wanting to use their BlackBerry Q10 smartphone from Sprint at work, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone works with the new BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 introduced earlier this year. It provides advanced Corporate-level Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs and Regulated-level EMM controls and settings for enterprise customers in government and other industries that require an advanced level of security, control and logging, the company added.
Built with precision and offering premium performance in a signature design, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone combines BlackBerry's best physical keyboard and a touchscreen with the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform to help you communicate and collaborate faster and more efficiently. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone includes advanced hardware, communications and multimedia features, and provides long battery life that lets you confidently stay ahead and take action all day long.
The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory and microSD memory card slot that supports up to 32GB memory cards. It also offers a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with capacitive multitouch navigation and four-row, full QWERTY keyboard.
Continuing the BlackBerry tradition of long battery life, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone boasts a removable 2,100mAh lithium-ion battery with up to 12 hours talk time on the Sprint network. It also offers an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording and 2-megapixel 720p HD front-facing camera.
Additional key features of BlackBerry Q10 smartphone include: international roaming; Wi-Fi (Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n); 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to five users simultaneously; Near Field Communication (NFC); Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy; integrated speaker and three microphones with noise reduction.
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