q10 bBlackBerry® today announced the new BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone will be officially available in Nigeria on Monday 3rd June from authorized retail partners, alongside the already popular BlackBerry® Z10. The BlackBerry Q10 will be available in both black and white color models.

Built with precision and offering premium performance in a signature design, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone combines BlackBerry’s best physical keyboard and a touch screen with the power of the BlackBerry® 10 platform to help you communicate and collaborate faster and more efficiently. The BlackBerry Q10 includes advanced hardware, communications and multimedia features, and provides long battery life that lets you confidently stay ahead and take action all day long.

The re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform offers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. It gives you a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to your needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving forward towards your goal and includes advancements such as:

  • The ever present BlackBerry® Hub, which  brings all your conversations together in one easy to manage place that you can access at any time from any app with a simple “peek”, so you’re always only one swipe away from what matters to you.
  • BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which protects what’s important to you and the business you work for.
  • BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), which lets you share things with the people that matter to you in an instant. BBM in BlackBerry 10 includes voice calling and video chat, and lets you share your screen with another BlackBerry 10 contact.
  • BlackBerry® Remember, which helps you tackle tasks quickly with a new way to collect, organize and action all the information sitting in different places across your smartphone.

To celebrate the BlackBerry Q10 launch in Nigeria, a week-long online, social media and radio campaign concluded with a live event in Lagos today. Throughout the week, about 30 contestants were randomly selected on lifestyle and entertainment website, Bella Naija and today competed in a QWERTY keyboard typing race against, Eku Ewedor, a well-known Nigerian TV celebrity. Held at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos, five lucky winners with lightning-fast typing fingers walked away with their very own new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone.

To see Eku Ewedor in action on her world-class BlackBerry Q10 smartphone please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr1iSk0rJ-s