BlackBerry has unveiled its first entirely touchscreen smartphone called BlackBerry Z10. BlackBerry Z10 uses the new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system. The user interface of Blackberry Z10 is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the Blackberry Z10 operating system and its multi-touch interface. There are a couple of things that you should know about this new piece of technology. The first and most obvious is that RIM is finally making a major push into the world of touchscreens, by offering an elegant phone that definitely competes with the best smartphones in the market. While keeping in touch with the uniqueness of BlackBerry, BlackBerry Z10 is a totally improved model, but also revolutionizes the BlackBerry experience.
Preloaded Application of Blackberry Z10
Blackberry Z10 comes pre-loaded with: BlackBerry Browser (with Flash Player), BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, BlackBerry Calendar, BBM, Text Messages, BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Remember, Docs To Go (for PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Pictures, Music, Videos, Story Maker, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, BlackBerry Maps, Games, YouTube, Voice Control, Weather, Active Frames, Clock, Calculator, Compass, File Manager, Box, BlackBerry Connect for Dropbox, Print To Go, Smart Tags, Settings, Android Runtime, Adobe Reader, Phone, Camera/Video Camera/Time Shift, Setup, Help, SIM Toolkit, Search.
Blackberry Z10 Hardware
There are four SKUs for the Blackberry Z10, corresponding to the North American carrier band distribution and international versions. The LTE version of the Z10 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (SOC) which has a dual-core CPU running at 1.5 GHz, and an Adreno 225 GPU for LTE-capable units. For markets where LTE is not supported (international model), BlackBerry released the Z10 with the Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 (SOC) which has a dual-core CPU running at 1.5 GHz and a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU. Blackberry Z10 use STE M5730 modem.
Blackberry Z10 Software
The BlackBerry Z10 uses the new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system. The user interface of BB 10 is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the BB10 operating system and its multi-touch interface.
Specification of Blackberry Z10
- SKU: BL683EL35RUANGAMZ
- Size (L x W x H cm): 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.5
- Weight (kg): 0.2
- Colour: White
- Megapixels: 8.0
- 2GB of RAM
- On-board storage 16GB
- Battery life: up to 11hrs talk time and 305hrs standby with 3G
- 4.2-inch multi-touch LCD display with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution
- Processor: Dual Core 1.5GHz
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Rear facing camera: 8-megapixels with auto focus and 1080p HD video
- Front facing camera: 2-megapixels, 3x digital zoom and 720p HD video
- MicroSD card slot for expanding storage
- Software: BlackBerry 10OS
- Over 70,000 apps available
Blackberry Z10 Technical Details
- Dimensions: 65.6 x 130 x 9mm
- Weight: 135g
Blackberry Z10 price and availability
Blackberry Z10 is available in most stores in Nigeria and it is sold for N54,999 at www.kara.com.ng with warranty.