BlackBerry Z10 Announced; First BB10 Powered Smartphone

BlackBerry recently launched its much-awaited BlackBerry 10 Operating System. It is a re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a powerful and unique new mobile experience. The manufacturer has also unveiled the first smartphone to run on this new OS, the BlackBerry Z10. It is the company’s flagship smartphone, designed to compete against the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III.

BlackBerry Z10 features a 4.2 inch 4 point multi-touch LCD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, Touch On Lens, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, BlackBerry 10 OS, 8 megapixel rear facing camera with auto-focus and 5X digital zoom, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front facing camera with 3X digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording and much more.

It also comes with a 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal memory, hot swappable MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G/4G Connectivity, Assisted GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication), microUSB, microHDMI-Out, Bluetooth 4.0, up to 60 hours of music playback, up to 11 hours of video playback, up to 10 hours of talk-time, up to 305 hours of stand-by time and a 1800 mAh removable battery. This handset measures 130 mm x 65.6 mm x 9 mm and weighs 135 grams.

BlackBerry Z10 will be available beginning tomorrow in the UK on pay monthly contracts and pre-pay plans from EE, O2, Vodafone, Phones 4u, BT, 3UK and the Carphone Warehouse. In Canada, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on February 5th for around $149.99 on a 3-year contract. In the UAE, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on February 10th for AED 2,599. This handset is expected to go on sale from March in the US.

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