The BlackBerry Z10 is more than just a new BlackBerry. It’s the first BlackBerry that runs on the all-new BlackBerry 10 mobile computing platform. Not one line of code from the old BlackBerry operating system is present in BlackBerry 10. It truly is the BlackBerry experience re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented.
Thanks to this fresh start, BlackBerry finally has a modern mobile platform that retains the best features of the traditional BlackBerry experience while eliminating long-standing legacy issues. It catches up to the competition in areas where BlackBerry fell behind, and with a gesture-based user interface and innovations such as the always-accessible BlackBerry Hub, is pushing the smartphone experience further ahead.
The first BlackBerry 10 phone is full touchscreen, which may seem odd to some considering the majority of today’s 78 million communication-hungry BlackBerry subscribers are using models with a physical keyboard. For those who can’t let go, the full qwerty BlackBerry Q10 will also be available in the coming weeks. Now that we have logged some mileage on the BlackBerry Z10, we’re getting it. BlackBerry 10 has built a full touchscreen experience that even physical keyboard diehards will love.
- 4.2-inch, 1280 x 768 display with 356 ppi
- Dual core 1.5 GHz processor, with 2GB of RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable with MicroSD cards up to 32 GB in size
- User-replaceable 1800 mAh battery
- 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, 2MP front camera with 720p video recording
- Runs BlackBerry 10 OS
Bucking the bigger is better trend we’ve seen in the mobile industry as of late, the Z10 comes outfitted with a palm-friendly 4.2-inch 1,280 x 768 display — amounting to a pixel density of 356 dpi — and measures in at 5.13 (130mm) x 2.6 (66mm) x 0.37 (9.3mm) inches, making it significantly bulkier than, say, the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III. So, it’s not the thinnest device we’ve seen as of late, but at 138 grams, the Z10 certainly won’t be weighing down your hand. Beneath its mixture of aluminum and hard, textured plastic lies a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus buffered by 2GB RAM, a removable 1,800mAh battery, slots for microSD (up to 32GB supported) and micro SIM, as well as radios for Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (integrated into the backplate) and WiFi a/b/g/n.
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