BlackBerry Z10 is the first BlackBerry phone to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. It is a full touch smartphone aimed at new and dissatisfied BlackBerry users. The BlackBerry Z10 features a 4.2-inch touch display, dual-core processor, an improved UI, improved battery life, and faster internet.
The New BlackBerry
BlackBerry Z10 brings a fresh look to the BlackBerry Platform. The new trademark BlackBerry Flow design of the BlackBerry 10 works perfectly on the Z10. It is built for multitasking and social networking. The BlackBerry Hub gives you a unified inbox for all your messages making it easy to keep in touch and connected. With BlackBerry Peek you can easily have a peek at your BlackBerry Hub and access your other open apps just with the swipe of a finger.
BlackBerry Z10 is built to enable you get things done faster. The built in virtual keyboard suggests likely words while you are typing, enabling you choose likely words with a gesture. Even your misspellings are corrected on the fly.
The BlackBerry Z10 features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 2GB RAM and from the video we have seen so far the interface is fast and responsive.
BlackBerry Z10 features the BlackBerry Balance a feature that enables consumers create a balance between their work life and personal life. It comes with two independent modes the work mode and the personal mode. The personal mode is your personal space on your BlackBerry Z10.
You can download and install any app you want on your personal mode and you have full control of your personal mode. The work mode is your work space and can be controlled and monitored by your employer. Your personal mode is completely blind to your employer and offers you the privacy you need.
Display & Camera
BlackBerry Z10 has made a great advancement in BlackBerry display. It currently boasts of the most brilliant display on a BlackBerry phone. The 4.2-inch capacitive touch display features HD resolution (768 x 1280 pixels) for a more brilliant view.
The Camera on the BlackBerry Z10 is equally impressive. It is an 8 megapixels camera with full HD video (1080p) recording. The camera features the usual bells and whistles like LED flash, auto-focus, image stabilisation, geo-tagging, and face detection.
Perhaps the unique feature of the camera on the BlackBerry Z10 is the Time Shift, a feature that captures several shots a few milliseconds before and after you shoot a photo, allowing you to shift your photo in time to select the perfect photo. The front end camera is a 2MP camera with 720p HD video.
BlackBerry Z10 allows you do video chat on BBM if you are on fast networks like Wi-Fi, HSPA+, and LTE. During video chat you can share what is your screen with the person you are chatting with using the new Screen Share feature. You can show-off a photo or share a document on BBM video chat.
Pricing and Availability
BlackBerry Z10 launched in the UK on January 31, 2013 and is now available in Nigeria at leading phones stores, online stores, and networks like MTN, Glo, Etisalat and Airtel. The BlackBerry Z10 price in Nigeria ranges from N33,500 to N45,000 depending on colour and where you buy from.
BlackBerry Z10 Specs
- Weight: 137.5g
- Dimensions: 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm
- 4.2-inch HD Capacitive Display (768 x 1280 pixels, 355ppi)
- 8MP Camera with 1080p HD Video & Time Shift
- 2MP Front-end Camera with 720p HD Video
- BlackBerry 10 OS
- 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
- Adreno 225 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- Colours: White, Black
- Storage: 16GB built-in, up to 64GB microSD support
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Gyroscope, Digital compass, Accelerometer
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA) quad-bands (800, 850,1700/1900/2100MHz)
- 4G LTE penta-bands (700/850/1700/1900MHz)
- CDMA/Ev-Do (800/900MHz)
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- Voice Control
- Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin
- GPS Navigation with A-GPS BlackBerry Maps
- email/push email/IM
- Music player
- Video player
- WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band)
- Photo/Video editor
- BlackBerry Browser
- Battery capacity: 1800mAh
- Standby: 312 hours (3G)
- Talktime: 10 hours (3G)