Research In Motion (RIM) sorry, it has been renamed to ‘BlackBerry‘ unveiled the next generation Re-designed, Re-engineered, Re-invented BlackBerry 10. Along with it Blackberry showcased the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 devices that runs on the BB 10 OS.
“From this point forward — we are BlackBerry. One brand. One promise. Our customers use a BlackBerry, our employees work for BlackBerry, and our shareholders are owners of BlackBerry.
We are now, more than ever, a company united in our vision for mobile computing and it all starts today with our renaming and with the global launch of BlackBerry 10.” commented Thorsten Heins, CEO BlackBerry
BlackBerry 10 OS, is all set to take on the competition from Apple iOs and Google Android. It packs enormous amount of features which make BB 10 truly fun to use. One of the major feature in BB10 OS is it support multitasking and instant sharing with its main panel that allows seamless switching between apps. Another feature is the BlackBerry Hub which is the notification feature on BB 10 OS that is integrated to all apps. Other cool features include Time Shift Camera, BlackBerry Flow and the BlackBerry 10 Keyboard. Its better to show off the features in the below video than just talking on it.
BlackBerry Z10 the flagship device launched by Blacberry with the latest BB10 OS, host a gorgeous touchscreen that uses the latest technology for fast, accurate typing and a crystal clear display. The device has a 4.2 inch touch display that have a 1280 x 768 resolution with a pixel density of 356 PPI. It runs on a Dual Core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 2GB RAM. It has 6GB Flash internal memory and external storage support up to 64GB with microSD memory card slot .
The device is equipped with 8 megapixel auto-focus camera that support latest Time Shift camera feature in BB 10 OS, plus the video camera can shoot stunning full HD videos and it also has a 2 megapixel fixed-focus front camera.
BlackBerry Z10 specification
- 4.2″ diagonal display with 1280 x 768 resolution, at 356 PPI
BlackBerry 10 OS
1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 2 GB RAM
8 megapixel auto-focus rear camera and 2 megapixel fixed-focus front camera
4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC connectivity
16GB Internal storage and external storage support up to 64GB with microSD card
BlackBerry Z10 will available worldwide starting from UK, Canada and UAE. Its been priced at AED 2,599 in UAE which roughly converts to around Rs 38,000 in India.
If you are used to the physical keyboard, then BlackBerry Q10 holds what it allow you to type fast, accurate and familiar with the larger ergonomic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. It features a 3.1 inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a 720×720 pixel resolution. Other than the QWERTY keyboard it packs the same specification as that of Blackberry Z10.
BlackBerry Q10 specification
- 3.1 inch AMOLED display with 1720×720 resolution
- BlackBerry 10 OS
- 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 2 GB RAM
- 8 megapixel auto-focus rear camera and 2 megapixel fixed-focus front camera
- 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC connectivity
- 16GB Internal storage and external storage support up to 64GB with microSD card
- 1800mAH battery
BlackBerry Q10 will be available from April 2013 and price has not been announced.
Blackberry has around 70,000 apps in there Blackberry World to keep you busy exploring the BB10 OS. We have to wait and see if Blackberry can bring competition against the ultra popular Google Android and Apple iOS.
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