Not two but 6 BlackBerry devices will be launched this year. RIM will roll out two BlackBerry Z10 at the end of the month and other will follow later.
Verizon confirms launch of two new Blackberry devices BlackBerry Z10 on January 30th. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will also get their BlackBerry devices as will some 150 providers all around the world. UK’s first 4G service will be enabled on both BlackBerry devices.
All impressions and (leaked) specifications come from testers of these devices. This is what we know thus far.
BlackBerry Z10 is a full touch-screen handset with quick booting, snappy browser with Flash support. The 4.2-inch display has decent 1280×768 pixel resolution and BlackBerry Flow UI. The keyboard is touch-screen as well. Back cover and 1,800mAh battery are removable. Micro-SIM, Micro HDMI and microSD slots are there as well. NFC functionality, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11 a/g/n and A-GPS are enabled. BB Z10 is run by 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor with 2GB of RAM. The rear facing 1080p HD camera is 8MP with LED flash, face detection, Geo-tagging and HDR. Front facing one is 2MP. Built in storage of 16 GB (or optional 32GB) can be expanded by up to 32GB via microSD card.
BlackBerry Q10 will sport physical QWERTY keyboard and a 3-inch capacitive OLED touch-screen above it with 720×720 pixel resolution and 330ppi pixel density. The rest of the specs may be the same, few sources indicate a 1.6GHz dual-core processor instead.
“In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of RIM.
Both BlackBerry Q10 and X10 devices will have Evernote and AppWorld integrated. Two kind of profiles can be created; work and personal. There’ll be a Time Shift Camera and Blackberry Calendar. Z10 and X10 smartphones will feature newest Blackberry 10 os (QNX OS) that aims to compete with iOS 6, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and Windows Phone 8 OS.
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