It is often said that the BlackBerry Z10 will the “to be or not to be” of BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM). Maybe not literally, since the company is still hanging in there, but it is no secret that a lot of effort was put into designing the handset and a lot is expected of it. The Z10 was officially announced today at BlackBerry event in New York and will be available for US customers in March, while Canada will see it February 5 for CAD 149.99 with the typical 3-year contract.
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The Z10 is BlackBerry’s 10 first fully touch screen device. It is available in either black or white and strikes you as a modest and plain-looking phone with a mirrored BlackBerry logo beneath the display being the only ornament and soft-touch material on the back. But don’t let the looks deceive you, as the real power hides inside. The Z10 features a 4.2-inch LCD display with 1280 x 768 pixels, working out to a pixel density of 356ppi, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM.
The BlackBerry Z10 comes equipped with two cameras. The 8 megapixel camera at the back has a LED flash and is capable of recording 1080p videos. The 2 megapixel front-facing camera offers 720p video capture. For all these photos and videos together with the rest of the content, you will have 16 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 48 GB total with the use of a 32GB microSD card. The Z10 also offers Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS navigation, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC, and of course runs BlackBerry 10.
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