updated 09:58 am EDT, Wed April 17, 2013
FCC filing surfaces before Canada, UK Q10 launch
The BlackBerry Q10 has passed through FCC-mandated testing, ahead of a yet-to-be announced United States launch. The filings, made available earlier today, suggests that the first device with a keyboard running on BlackBerry 10 OS will be appearing on US carriers in the near future, alongside the touchscreen-based Z10 flagship.
The Q10 has already been made available to pre-order through Rogers in Canada as well as through stores in the United Kingdom, both with an end-of-April launch time. The filings, found by Engadget, could be a sign that the US launch will take place not long afterwards, though it is unlikely to be on the same day.
Offering a full QWERTY keyboard, the Q10 has a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a rear 8-megapixel camera with 2-megapixel front-facing counterpart, and 16GB of storage expandable by up to 64GB.