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  1. JamesPtheNerd's Avatar
    Wanted to show these off.
    Dev Alpha C beside Q10-img_00000356.jpg
    Dev Alpha C beside Q10-img_00000357.jpg
    Dev Alpha C beside Q10-img_00000359.jpg
    Dev Alpha C beside Q10-img_00000360.jpg

    The Q10 is not nearly as solid as I was led to believe. Not cheap, but not bold 9900 quality. Glass Weave doesn't seem anything special, either.

    No metal of any kind on the housing.

    Dev Alpha C users, you're not missing much.

    Posted via CB10
    05-01-13 03:37 PM
  2. deiop's Avatar
    The lines between the keys are metal, the whole frame is metal...
    .

    Posted via CB10
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    05-01-13 03:43 PM
  3. nabatron's Avatar
    Like the above post said it has a metal frame and metal frets! Noob!
    05-01-13 03:47 PM
  4. JamesPtheNerd's Avatar
    Riiiiight...

    Posted via CB10
    05-01-13 03:51 PM
  5. CarGuy1368's Avatar
    The frame on the Q10 is made out of stainless steel.

    Pretty sure the frets are made out of metal too, but I can't remember.
    SDTRMG likes this.
    05-01-13 05:11 PM
  6. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    Riiiiight...

    Posted via CB10
    Yes. its right.

    Just read this.
    Designing the new BlackBerry Q10: An Inside Look «Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog
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    05-01-13 05:16 PM
  7. Deathcommand's Avatar
    I really like the exclusive look of the DAC. It's cool to have something so few people have.

    Posted via Dec Alpha C
    05-01-13 06:53 PM
  8. momofteme's Avatar
    I would love a DAC... looks more rugged and industrial...I would really love the DAC if it were actually a ruggedized Q!
    05-01-13 07:27 PM
  9. jimmyjyc's Avatar
    The frame on the Q10 is made out of stainless steel.

    Pretty sure the frets are made out of metal too, but I can't remember.
    You're right, the frets are stainless steel as well, and so is the bar on the back of the phone.
    05-01-13 09:05 PM
  10. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    Dev Alpha C is a Q10 in disguise

    Posted via CB10
    05-01-13 09:20 PM
  11. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    I wish the keyboards were interchangeable - the all black frets from the dev alpha would look great on the q10! Sadly, from the photos, they look slight different.
    05-01-13 09:50 PM
  12. StutterStep's Avatar
    You're right, the frets are stainless steel as well, and so is the bar on the back of the phone.


    No they are not. I can bend the frets with my finger nails.

    Posted via CB10
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    05-02-13 12:11 AM
  13. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    No they are not. I can bend the frets with my finger nails.

    Posted via CB10
    That would mean BBRY is lying then, which I somehow doubt. It has not only been stated by BBRY reps during the launch event back in January, but it has already been stated by countless hands-on reports and by mulitple reviews.
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    05-02-13 12:58 AM
  14. nabatron's Avatar
    frets metal and so is the band around the phone noway its plastic!
    05-02-13 01:01 AM
  15. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    No they are not. I can bend the frets with my finger nails.

    Posted via CB10
    This is the interesting bit. The article that I posted said the back fret is metal, the frame is metal, but they did not mention anything about the frets on the keyboard. Lol.

    Posted via CB10
    05-02-13 02:26 AM
  16. paxtonbt's Avatar
    The Q10 frets aren't metal?
    05-02-13 03:56 AM
  17. tangyorangesour's Avatar
    chisel anyone?
    05-02-13 04:01 AM
  18. paxtonbt's Avatar
    I can bend the frets on my Bold 9930. In fact, a long time ago, I scratched off the silver paint from the frets, giving it a similar look to the Dev Alpha C.

    But I heard the Q10 had metal frets, and now we're finding out they can be bent/wiggled just like the frets on the Bold 9930?
    05-02-13 04:04 AM
  19. SteveBB10's Avatar
    I honestly like the look of the c more for some reason.

    Sent via my Z10 support your local paramedics run with scissors.
    05-02-13 05:50 AM
  20. paxtonbt's Avatar
    Can anyone with a Q10 confirm if the keyboard frets are metal?
    05-02-13 09:18 AM
  21. Xadion's Avatar
    you do know a thin peice of stainless or alum tha the frets would be made of would be bendable... ;-)
    05-02-13 09:22 AM
  22. altrax's Avatar
    They are metal as far as I can tell.

    I am not sure what the OP is smoking but I'm holding the 9900 and the Q10 right now an the build quality on the Q10 is amazing, it feels like a solid phone. The Glass weave on the back is solid and matte feeling unlike the glossy prone to smudge back of the 9900. The Weight and balance in the Q10 are great as well I love holding this phone

    Posted via CB10
    05-02-13 10:21 AM
  23. StutterStep's Avatar
    you do know a thin peice of stainless or alum tha the frets would be made of would be bendable... ;-)
    Not if you know how plastic bends. The back strip is metal and the keyboard frets are clearly not the same material

    Posted via CB10
    05-02-13 10:23 AM
  24. paxtonbt's Avatar
    Thin pieces of aluminum, steel, or stainless steel will not bend like the plastic frets on the Bold 9930, especially with how thick they are and how securely they should be embedded into the device.
    Last edited by paxtonbt; 05-02-13 at 10:47 AM.
    05-02-13 10:27 AM
  25. JamesPtheNerd's Avatar
    I tap them they sound plastic, and they are not magnetic. Unfortunately, I'm not about to dissect my wife's Q10 to absolutely positively confirm.

    There IS extra weight to it, heavier than DAC (even though Q10 is smaller), but I'd know metal when I see it.

    Could have been a last minute cost saving measure to use plastic...

    Posted via CB10
    05-03-13 08:53 AM
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