Currently the Q10 is available from Celcom and Maxis from as low as RM1,388 and RM1,178 respectively. Outright the Q10 is priced at RM2,388. Pricing details for the BlackBerry Q10 from DiGi has not yet been revealed.
While the BlackBerry Q10 supports 4G LTE, there’s still no indication on when DiGi will announce its commercial 4G LTE service. We can only hope that by the time they launch, their 4G LTE coverage would cover most populated areas nationwide.
The BlackBerry Q10 is officially available today with Celcom offering the device as low as RM1,388 on contract. As usual, it comes bundled with its usual Celcom First postpaid and bolt-on data plans.
Full BlackBerry Q10 bundled pricing as follows:
Celcom First Prime + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM1,888
Celcom First Prime + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM1,838
Celcom First Premier + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM1,838
Celcom First Premier + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM1,788
Celcom First Elite + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM1,688
Celcom First Elite + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM1,638
Celcom First Prime + 5GB (24 months) – RM1,388
Celcom First Premier + 5GB (24 months) – RM1,388
Celcom First Elite + 5GB (24 months) – RM1,388
Celcom First Data mPro Plus (24 months) – RM1,488
An advance payment between RM250-450 is required for 12/18 months contract and RM700 is required if you’re signing up for 24 months contract. If you’ve registered your interest earlier, Celcom is giving additional rebates and Bluetooth speaker worth RM299 as an early bird offer.
The BlackBerry Q10 with its QWERTY keyboard retails at RM2,388, which is an extra RM200 over its full touch screen based BlackBerry Z10 model. In terms of connectivity, the Q10 comes with 4G LTE support which is compatible with our local networks.
For more information, head over to Celcom’s BlackBerry Q10 page.
The QWERTY keyboard based BlackBerry Q10 will officially be available in Malaysia next week on the 15th of May. Maxis which is one of the 2 telcos offering the device has started its registration of interest.
Just like the BlackBerry Z10, the Q10 will be bundled with its BBMore plans. As an early bird incentive, Maxis is giving additional RM150 rebates for the first 1,500 customers that registered their interest. The BlackBerry Q10 is retailing at RM2,388 outright and comes with 4G LTE support.
If you’re interested with the BlackBerry Q10 from Maxis, sign up here.
The BlackBerry Q10 will officially be available in Malaysia next Wednesday and Celcom has started accepting pre-registration of the device. Retailing at RM2,388 outright, the BlackBerry Q10 which is RM200 more than the Z10 model comes 4G LTE support.
As a special promo, those who register will be getting a Bluetooth speaker worth RM299 and additional RM200 rebates (RM20 x 10 months) on the monthly subscription. There are 6 pick up locations to choose from with 2 outlets each in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru.
To recap, the BlackBerry Q10 runs on a dual-core 1.5Ghz processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 5MP main camera and a front facing 2MP camera. What differentiates with its Z10 sibling is its full QWERTY keyboard, a smaller 3.1″ Super AMOLED display that does 720×720 pixels and a bigger 2,100mAh battery.
To register your interest for the Q10, head over to Celcom BlackBerry Q10 page.
The BlackBerry Q10 is going on sale in Malaysia this month and we are among the first in Asia to get it. Priced at RM2,388, the BlackBerry Q10 will be offered by Celcom and Maxis on 15th of May and Celcom is expected to kick off its pre-order next Wednesday on 8th May. For those who are still wondering, the BlackBerry Q10 does come with 4G LTE support.
To recap on the specs, the BlackBerry Q10 comes with a 3.1″ Super AMOLED display that does 720×720 pixels resolution and it is powered with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor mated with 2GB of RAM. On-board it comes with 16GB of storage with microSD expansion slot, 8MP main camera, 2MP front facing camera and a 2,100mAh battery. In terms of colours, the BlackBerry Q10 will be offered in both Black and White models.
For more information, head over to BlackBerry’s Q10 product page.
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The BlackBerry Z10 is a refreshing new touch screen device but hardcore QWERTY users would be looking forward to the BlackBerry Q10 which is expected to launch next week. The BlackBerry Q10 is the touch and type BlackBerry 10 device which retains the familiar traditional QWERTY keyboard that existing BB users can’t live without.
While the current Z10 in the market doesn’t seem to support 4G LTE in Malaysia, it looks like the Q10 variant that we are getting supports LTE with 1800MHz/2600MHz frequencies. This discovery was spotted by the sharp eyed folks at Lowyat.Net that has been monitoring the SIRIM database.
To recap on the specs, the Q10 comes with a smaller 3.1″ touch screen Super AMOLED display that pushes 720×720 pixels resolution. Underneath, it runs on similar dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 2GB of RAM. Storage wise it has a 16GB with the expandable option via microSD. Since the QWERTY is more catered towards hard core users, the battery capacity is bigger too at 2,100mAh which is 300mAh more than the Z10. The same 8MP main shooter and 2MP front facing camera remains unchanged on the Q10 as well.
Head after the break for introductory and hands-on video of the BlackBerry Q10.
If you’ve been holding out for the BlackBerry Q10, your wait may soon be over.
BlackBerry Malaysia will be making an announcement about the Q10 at the end of this month and that can only mean one thing. The QWERTY keyboard-endowed BlackBerry 10 device is coming to Malaysia soon. And by the looks of it, the Q10 might be available in Malaysia much earlier than the June date BlackBerry announced previously. Definitely great news for BlackBerry fans.
Update: BlackBerry wanted you to know that that Alicia Keys had nothing to do with the decision to shut down BBM Music. They feel that our headline (written as a joke) might have confused some people. Here’s a statement from BlackBerry regarding the matter.
We can confirm that Alicia Keys was not involved in the decision to discontinue the BBM Music service. The headline on www.soyacincau.com dated April 4, 2013, “Alicia Keys Says No More Music for You As BlackBerry Shuts Down BBM Music Service” is inaccurate.
After a strategic business review, it was determined that BlackBerry will no longer develop or provide support for BBM Music. The BBM Music service will be discontinued as of June 2. Customers currently subscribed to BBM Music will have access to the RDIO music service for 30 days for free. Customers can visit http://on.rdio.com/bbmmusic for further information.
BlackBerry has announced that it will be pulling the plug off BBM Music. In an email to BBM Music subscribers, BlackBerry say that the service will play its final tune on June 2, 2013.
BBM Music service will be discontinued as of June 2, 2013*. For paying customers, April is the last month that you will be billed. In May, as your BBM contacts stop using the service, songs in your playlists will begin to turn grey and will no longer be available.
The decision is a logical and inevitable one as BlackBerry look to focus its efforts on initiatives that directly boost sales and financial performance but its funny to think that key to BlackBerry branding and marketing strategy is its “Keep Moving” project with partnerships with artists writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians and athletes, and also the appointment of 14-time Grammy winner, Alicia Keys as the company’s Global Creative Director.
Back in January at the launch of BlackBerry 10, the Z10 and the Q10, BlackBerry said that Alicia Keys “will work closely with app developers, content creators, retailers, carriers and the entertainment community to further shape and enhance the BlackBerry 10 platform, and inspire creative use through its remarkable capabilities and functionality. From music to books, to film, to apps, Keys will lead the charge of enhancing entertainment consumption and distribution, through the power of BlackBerry 10.”
At the same event BlackBerry also announced the “Keep Moving” Project, “which engages BlackBerry users in exclusive and compelling experiences created by inspirational and multi-faceted artists, writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, and athletes.Renowned film director Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, From Dusk Till Dawn,Sin City), and author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Stardust, The Sandman) will join Keys as the first three “BlackBerry Partners” leveraging the power of the new platform to create original content and special user engagements. The essence of these creative projects is that they are collaborations between the artist, BlackBerry and BlackBerry users around the world.”
One could argue that the availability of a bespoke music service is complementary of BlackBerry’s “Keep Moving” objective but in this case, the decision to shut down BBM Music raises doubts on BlackBerry’s direction. What does it want to achieve with all this actually?
RIM has established a local entity in Malaysia to further develop its business and drive the growth of the BlackBerry platform in the country. One of the key functions of RIM Malaysia Sdn Bhd will be providing sales and marketing support to carrier and distributor partners throughout Malaysia. The local RIM team will be led by Country Director for Malaysia and Brunei, Annamalai Muthu.
Establishing a local entity is a milestone for us and it is our way of showcasing the long-term commitment and investment we have lined up for Malaysia. We are excited of growing our team locally, whilst having the brand grow exponentially here in Malaysia. It is our aim to continue increasing accessibility for the BlackBerry brand across Malaysia.
Annamalai Muthu said in a statement.
RIM, the maker of BlackBerry devices has started local manufacturing of smart phones in Penang. The new manufacturing facility will produce several Blackberry models which will also be exported overseas. This is a great move as it creates more job opportunities locally. Hopefully this might result lower pricing for our local market considering the logistic savings.
More pics and press release after the jump.