BlackBerry 10 and Blackberry Z10 Smartphone Review
At an event in New York City, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins recently announced a version of its phones that it hopes will restore back it’s former glory: The much delayed BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone.
“We have been on a journey of transformation, to transform our business and our brand, but also one that will transform mobile communications to true mobile computing,” Heins said. “Saying we have reinvented this company is simply not enough. Today is a new day in the history of BlackBerry.”
He also added “BlackBerry 10 devices are absolutely the best typing experience in the industry. Period.”
This will be the first phone to run the RIM new BlackBerry 10 mobile OS, RIM would also be officially called BlackBerry, On Monday, Feb. 4 it will be changing its stock ticker symbol to BBRY.
Indeed, this device is the first RIM’s flagship product that can compete with the likes of the Apple’s iPhone and the super Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III.
What does it have to Offer?
The BlackBerry Z10 comes with a sleek and modern touch-screen body, it also comes with a 4G LTE support and an up-to-date OS to match having a resolution of 1280 x 786 pixels with a resolution density of ~356 ppi. Technically this feature is sharper than the Apple iPhone 5 retina display which comes with ~326 ppi. This phone is all about touch to the extent that it doesn’t even have a physical home button.
It comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, NFC for mobile payment and accessories connections, There’s also a Bluetooth 4.0. available in addition to HSPA+ and 4G LTE networks mentioned earlier.
The smartphone weighs 4.78 ounces and has a thickness of 0.35 inch, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual core processor supported by a 2 GB RAM with internal memory that measures up to 16 GB which could still be extended by a microSD up to 64 GB storage, when compared with the best flagship smartphones on the market, this phone has all it takes.
The BlackBerry Z10 will be available in black and white models.
BlackBerry Z10 design looks similar to an iPhone 5 only that it’s, larger and wider than Apple iPhone, it’s round edges and similar bezel size can be compared to the iPhone. The phone comes with an 8 megapixel rear facing camera which is facilitated with a front facing camera of 2 megapixel. The camera features includes; Time Shift, that allows user to “reverse time” for a specific shot finding a particular posture or action.
The New Blackberry comes with the following preloaded apps:
BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, BlackBerry Browser, BlackBerryCalendar, BBM, Text Messages, BlackBerry World, BlackBerryRemember, Docs To Go, Pictures, Story Maker, Facebook1, Twitter1, LinkedIn1, Foursquare, BlackBerry Maps, Games, YouTube, BlackBerry Newsstand, Voice Control, Weather, Clock, Calculator, Compass, File Manager, Box, BlackBerry Connect for Dropbox, Print To Go, Smart Tags, Settings, Adobe Reader, Phone, Camera/Video Camera/Time Shift, Setup, Help, SIM Toolkit, Search
It comes with a battery that can sustain a talk time of 10 hours on 3G, up to 11 hours video playback and around 305 hours on standby also on 3G. This phone will go for $199 with contract as per carrier to determine total price and availability. The unlocked version will go for $599 and all the four US major carriers will vendor the BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone
In Canada, the device will be going for CND $149 with a three year contract.
In South Africa, 8ta plans to offer pre-orders for the device and expects to deliver them on 1 March 2013, you can Register to become notified when the BlackBerry Z10 is available to buy, Nigerians should register here or select your country from the list
What do you think about the new Blackberry Smartphone? Do you think it has all it takes to compete? do you think it’s the saviour that will deliver RIM, feel free to post your comments using the comment system below