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BlackBerry Q10 review: the smartphone grows up

Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor
BlackBerry finally rolling out BBM for Android and iOS today
BlackBerry finally rolling out BBM for Android and iOS today

I dislike BlackBerrys. But I like the Q10. It’s a fresh take on the old Curves and Bolds, with a touchscreen thrown in for kicks. It also feels very rich in my hand, like running my fingers across an Audi’s seat. It smells good too. Did I mention that it’s also a damn fine phone? As for the price, it’s US$529 or R8 999 from where I hail. So I really didn’t like the Q5. It felt like a nasty little phone with a price that was way too high for what was on offer. I like free stuff though, so I didn’t hesitate for too long when BlackBerry handed me its upgrade to the Q5, the doubled-up Q10. It’s miles better than the Q5 and probably better than the Z10, which if I had to review again, would now score lower. But I stand by my reviews, so I’ll just say that the Q10 is the best-BEST-BlackBerry ever made. As of right now. Read more on Gearburn.