In light of the dominance of touchscreens, smartphones with physical keyboards are rarer than ever. Thankfully, though, with the Q10, BlackBerry still offers its classic ergonomic, user-friendly QWERTY keyboard for those who still treasure the feel of actual keys for operating their mobile devices. Coupled with a solid build and up-to-date technology, the BlackBerry Q10 is worth the purchase.

Running on the BlackBerry OS 10 platform, the Q10 is bolstered by a 1.5Ghz Krait or Cortez-A9 chip and 2 GB of RAM. Not too small nor too large, the phone weighs 4.9 ounces — with 4.71 inches in length, 2.63 inches in depth and 0.41 inches in depth. For storing your music, video, and pictures, the BlackBerry provides 16 GB of flash memory. However, if you need more data storage, you can take advantage of its flash memory card slot, where you can install a microSD card with up to 64 GB. And with its Bluetooth 4.0 technology, the phone can stream audio to any other Bluetooth-compatible device, including car stereos.

For viewing, the BlackBerry Q10 provides a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which has a 720-by-720-pixel resolution. With the ability to support 16 million colors, the screen has a 328-pixels-per-inch density. An Adreno 225 or PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor is efficient for video play and graphics performance to go along with the vivid display.

And if you are a picture-taking aficionado, there’s a rear-facing 8-megapixel (MP) camera that can produce up to 3,264 by 2,448 pixels in high-definition (HD) resolution. The high-end camera can also record full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second; and it is supported by features that include LED flash, autofocus, face detection, geotagging, touch focus, high dynamic range, and panorama. Also present is a secondary, front-facing 2MP camera that records 720p video.

The BlackBerry Q10 is powered by a 2,100mAh lithium ion battery. With up to 13 1/2 hours of talk time and 360 hours of stand-by time, the phone’s battery provides great performance and durability.

The BlackBerry Q10 is available in a black or white color finish. To get one, visit your local retail store, cell phone outlet or online today.