RIM (now BlackBerry) unveiled the BlackBerry 10 in New York on January 30, 2013. BlackBerry 10 is the operating system that runs on current generation BlackBerry phones and tablets. RIM unveiled two BlackBerry 10 phones at the launch event, but six more phones including the BlackBerry Q5 and the BlackBerry Classic, have since joined the list.
Where to Buy BlackBerry 10 Phones
So far eight BlackBerry 10 phones have been released to the market namely: the BlackBerry Z10, the BlackBerry Q10, the BlackBerry Q5, the BlackBerry Z30, the BlackBerry Z3, BlackBerry Classic, the BlackBerry Leap, and the BlackBerry Passport.
BlackBerry Passport is now available in Nigeria while the BlackBerry Classic believed to be a successor of the BB Q10 has also joined. Here is a brief overview of BlackBerry 10 Phones currently available in Nigeria.
BlackBerry Classic is probably one of the best of BlackBerry 10 phones. It comes with the classic Blackberry design and is an upgrade to the BlackBerry Q10.
It features an improved battery and offers a 3.5-inch Touch Display and a physical QWERTY keyboard. On the front you have a 2MP camera and on the back an 8MP camera. Price starts at around 104,000 Naira.
BlackBerry is one of the best value smartphone from BB. It is the cheapest 5-incher from BlackBerry with a nice 5-inch display. It runs on the latest version of the BlackBerry 10 OS (BlackBerry 10.2.1) with 1.5GB of RAM.
BlackBerry Z3 sports a 5 megapixels camera with flash on the back and a 1.1 megapixels front facing camera. The phone also features a large battery for decent performance. Price of the BlackBerry Z3 ranges from 28,000 to 42,000 NGN.
The BlackBerry Passport looks different to most smartphones. It features a square shaped touch display and a touch and gesture sensitive keyboard. It is also one of the best Blackberry 10 phones around.
BlackBerry Passport is the most powerful BB phone yet with a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. It runs on BlackBerry 10.3 and comes with Amazon Store for easy access to Android apps. It also features BlackBerry Assist, which is the company’s answer to Siri and Cortana.
BlackBerry Passport also features the best display and camera of any BlackBerry phone. BlackBerry Passport price in Nigeria ranges from 127,000 to 250,000 Naira.
BlackBerry Q5 is a low cost replica of the BlackBerry Q10. Like the Q10, it features a 3.1-inch touch display and a physical QWERTY keyboard, but has a less premium look and feel. However, its performance will be similar to the Q10. BlackBerry Q5 comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 2GB RAM and 8GB built-in storage.
BlackBerry Q5 is now available in Nigeria at leading phone stores in the country. BlackBerry Q5 price in Nigeria ranges from 33,500 Naira to 50,000 Naira.
BlackBerry Z30 is BlackBerry’s latest flagship. It features a 5-inch Super AMOLED Display, faster performance, an 8 megapixels camera, and bigger battery.
It runs the latest iteration of the BlackBerry 10 OS, the BlackBerry 10.2 for an improved user experience as well as a new antennae technology for better reception in areas with low signal. The price ranges from N70,000 to N90,000.
BlackBerry Z10 is a full touch smartphone with a 4.2-inch HD display and an 8MP camera. It is also features a 1.5GHz processor and 2GB RAM. High-speed internet is included with HSPA+, LTE, and dual-band Wi-Fi in the specs.
BlackBerry Z10 launched in the UK on January 31, 2013 and is now available in Nigeria at leading phone stores in Nigeria as well as networks like MTN and Airtel. The Blackberry Z10 price ranges from 38,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira depending on the colour and where you buy from.
BlackBerry Q10 will appeal to BlackBerry’s loyal base. It features the traditional physical QWERTY keyboard that BlackBerry is known for. However, it also features a 3.1-inch AMOLED touch display.
BlackBerry Q10 is now available in Nigeria. Buy online at Jumia and Konga. You can also buy at leading phone stores near you. BlackBerry Q10 Price in Nigeria ranges from 46,000 Naira to 70,000 Naira.
More BlackBerry 10 Phones
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At the launch BlackBerry unveiled the BlackBerry Z10, a full touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone and the BlackBerry Q10, a more traditional BlackBerry phone with the trademark physical QWERTY keyboard.
BlackBerry made it clear that it will not be offering exclusive deals to any networks. BlackBerry 10 phones was aggressively launched in networks in over 150 countries around the world.
Although the first BlackBerry 10 phones were understandably high-end models, mid-range models have since joined the line.