First look at the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone [Video chat]

The BlackBerry Q10, the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone that uses a physical keyboard, made its U.S. debut Wednesday, and we've got the device in hand to check out.

The Q10 uses the Canadian company's latest operating system, the BlackBerry 10, and includes modern smartphone features such as a front-facing camera, a high-resolution display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and video chatting. Unlike the BlackBerry Z10, though, which launched early this year, the Q10 also features the physical keyboard BlackBerry is famous for.

The new phone launched in-store for T-Mobile on Wednesday and is available for $99.99 plus 24 payments of $20.

LIVE DISCUSSION: Join us at 3 p.m. as we check out the BlackBerry Q10

AT&T and Verizon customers can pre-order the BlackBerry Q10 for $200 with a two-year contract. It's unclear when AT&T's device will ship, but Verizon said its pre-orders will begin shipping on Thursday.

Sprint is also set to carry the Q10, but it has not announced details.

Join the Times' Andrea Chang and me this afternoon as we check out the Q10 and give our first thoughts on the new BlackBerry device.


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