BlackBerry reveals the Z10 and Q10 BlackBerry 10 smartphones

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Launch, News, Smartphones

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Published on January 31, 2013 with No Comments



RIM has got a new name and with it a couple of new devices lined up: the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.

The flagship Z10 sports a 4.2-inch, 1280 x 768 touch display, smaller than a few of the devices its competing against but still looks stunning. Powered by a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be bumped up via a MicroSD, the Z10 is powered by the company’s newest operating system, BlackBerry 10. It’s a pretty small device at roughly 8mm and weighing in at 137g. Imaging is handled by an 8MP, 1080p rear camera and a 2MP 720p front camera. It’s also got the usual GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and is 4G-LTE capable with an NFC chip built in as well. The Z10 is selling at $200 on a 2-year data plan in the US starting in March, while UK customers are getting it tomorrow. While an unsubsidized unit is being sold in the UAE for AED 2599 or roughly Php 29,000.

The smaller Q10 has the same specs as the Z10, but differentiates itself with a physical keyboard, looking more like a traditional BlackBerry handset. It’s got a square 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a 720 x 720 resolution on top. Both handsets are available in black or white. The Q10 will be arriving a little later in April and prices have yet to be announced.