The Blackberry Z10

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We currently live in a digitally-advanced world where every mobile phone has a Quad-core processor so can Blackberry’s latest phone with a Dual-core chip can fight through the competition and achieve a successful touchdown in the market? Here’s an in-depth review of this baby and find out why it stands out amongst competition.

Samsung and Apple have been unveiling new smartphones almost every year while Blackberry have taken a slow and safe turn before they unveiled their newest touch screen Smartphone—Blackberry Z10. The Canadian-based phone producer unveiled its latest touch screen phone alongside the traditional keyboard-based Blackberry Q10 both equipped with the new Blackberry 10 OS.

Definitely a worthy competitor

Blackberry Z10 is the company’s first fully touch screen Smartphone. Unlike other mobile phones in the market , even its predecessors in the Blackberry Storm series, Z10 has no physical or touch-sensitive buttons on the front. All navigation uses the screen. The only buttons are the power button on top, and the volume and mute controls on the right hand side of the phone. This is great news to people struggling with those tiny keys on Blackberry’s QWERTY phones. Blackberry Z10 has finally created a direct competitor for iPhones, Windows phones and Android devices.

The overall design of this phone simple and sleek and looks very similar to the iPhone 5 with its rounded corners and straight edges. Yet compared to the iPhone, the rear cover of Blackberry Z10 is slightly more rounded at the edges making it easier and more comfortable on the hand and the rubber-like texture of the rear cover is quite similar to Google Nexus 7.

Features to die for!

Blackberry Z10’s sleek design and top-of-the-line functionalities is certainly outstanding. To sum it up, below are the technical specifications of this device. (Data courtesy of: GSMArena.com)

Body dimension: 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm (5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 in)

Body weight: 137.5 g (4.83 oz)

Display type: Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Memory card slot: MicroSD, up to 64 GB

Memory internal: 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM

Primary camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, Autofocus, LED flash

Secondary camera: 2 MP, 720 p@30fps

Operating system: Blackberry 10 OS

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

CPU: Dual-core 1.6 GHz Krait

GPU: Adreno 225

Colors: Black, white

Standby battery life: Up to 312 hours

Talk time battery life: Up to 10 hours

What more can you expect?

Equipped with the recently launched Blackberry 10 OS, the Z10 interface appears to run very smoothly showing no signs of lag therefore ensuring user satisfaction. It also features a fading animation every time you flick between pages. You will see the previous app page fade away to the side of the screen and replaced by a new page.

John McCann wrote a Blackberry 10 OS review for TechRadar.com last January 2013 saying “Blackberry 10 is a solid Smartphone operating system offering up all the functionality you’d expect, wrapped up in a package that does set it apart from the likes of Android and iOS.”

Blackberry Messenger (BBM) users will also love the newly updated Screen Share feature of its latest OS. With a press of a button, users can now share what’s on their screen while on a video call. They can share Youtube videos, contact information and internet pages. This exclusive feature was clearly implemented to target businessmen on the go as well as shows great potential for social users too.

Can’t Wait to Give it a Try

Its doesn’t set itself apart from the other smartphones in the market nevertheless it’s sturdy and it comes with a user-friendly interface making Z10 one of the easiest to use touchscreen phones around today. What more can you look for, it’s everything you would want in a phone. Once you tried it, get ready to be amazed!

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