It's the moment that many BlackBerry users have been waiting for in 2013. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is now officially available for consumers! Well, not exactly everyone. Having just launched a week ago, it's currently only available to purchase via the UK and Canada. The U.S. won't see the device in stores till the end of May. The BlackBerry Q10 is the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard, and the second BlackBerry 10 device to date. The first BlackBerry 10 device to launch was the full touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 (read our review here) back in January. The Q10 is also the first BlackBerry 10 device to officially run OS 10.1. Version 10.1 brings some nice additions to the OS, but we'll get into that in a minute.
The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone I'm reviewing sells for $249 on contract, and the OS installed during this review is version 10.1.0.1483.