30 January has become a significant date for RIM when it launched its 2 brand new flagship devices Z10 and Q10 running on the brand new operating system Blackberry OS 10. With this, the company Research in Motion or RIM has changed its name to Blackberry, the brand name of its devices by which it’s known around the world.
The whole new operating system is the outcome of 2 years of hard work, thinking and development by Blackberry’s over 10 000 employees across the world. Along with this, they have partnered Qnx software systems based real-time operating system for its future, and that’s what makes Blackberry OS 10 powerful and real multitasker where current task never stops when you switch between apps.
The brand new operating system has all the features and capabilities which today the high end smartphone user love and the professional office personnel ask for. The Blackberry z10 comes with some breakthrough features like Blackberry peak, Blackberry Balance and the buttery user interface with intuitive gestures and just no physical button except power button.
Well, In the beginning user has to learn but with enough use it becomes spontaneous to the thumb. The phone is so designed that you can control everything with just your thumb, even typing with keyboard which according to blackberry is the most advanced and easy typing keyboard on any smartphone.
New OS platforms especially smartphone platform have to cross one barrier to attract customers, ie. App store with plenty of apps, blackberry has also updated its app world to Blackberry world with apps more than any one’s expectation for the new platform, all credits to the developers contribution.
Moreover you can even purchase music, movies and shows. The device has gone beyond everyone’s expectations for the 1st generation device on Blackberry os 10. The Blackberry OS 10 also has deep integration of its own search and its own voice controlled intelligent personal assistant. Here is the quick spec sheet.
Built quality and design
|Neat plastic body with removable backplate and rubberized coating|
|130 mm long 65.6 mm wide and 9mm thick|
|Hardware buttons||Volume keys and unlock/power button ( screen can be unlocked just by swiping up on the screen without need to use unlock button)|
|Body colors||Black white|
|Processor||1.5 GHz dual core S4 plus snapdragon processor MSM8960 on krait architecture by qualcomm|
|Graphics||Adreno 225 GPU|
|Sensors||Accelerometer Gyroscope digital compass proximity sensor and light sensor|
|Screen||size 4.2 inches|
|Resolution||1280 X 768 pixel|
|colors||16 million colors|
|Touchscreen type||Multi touch|
|Protection||Glass is covered with an outward covering frame|
Storage and memory
|Internal storage||16 GB|
|Expandability||Up to 64 GB via micro SD micro SDHC micro SDXC card|
|Rear camera||8 MP|
|Enhancements||LED flash and F2.2 aperture size|
|Video recording||1080p FULL HD with resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels|
|Front facing camera||2 MP|
|Video recording||720p HD recording|
Software and OS
|Operating system||Blackberry OS 10|
|Multi-tasking||Real time multi-tasking without pausing any app|
|Operation||Gesture based system without need of any physical or capacitive buttons|
|Notification||LED support with Blackberry Hub|
|Apps store||Blackberry world|
|Browser||Blackberry OS 10 web browser supports HTML5|
|Capacity||1800 maH user replaceable|
|Stand by time||300 hours in 3G|
|Talk time||9 hours in 3G|
|Mobile technology||GSM UMTS CDMA LTE|
|Data network||GPRS EDGE HSPDA 3G 4G|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot|
|USB||Micro USB2.0 with charging mass storage micro HDMI synchronisation|
|Other feature||OTA sync and tethering|
Availability and pricing
|30 January 2013|