With the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy S4, it’s now time to shift gears and take a look at what Blackberry is bringing to the smart-phone market. It is safe to say that among tech giants like Apple, Samsung, and Verizon, the Blackberry phone has not been too close to its competitors over the last few years. However, with the new Blackberry Z10 releasing this Friday, the company hopes to turn things around in their favor.
So let’s take a look at what this new Blackberry smart-phone will bring to the table for its loyal users, or people looking for a change of pace among smart-phones. The Blackberry Z10 is a touchscreen phone and it actually closely resembles the look of an iPhone, but it is much taller, wider and heavier than the Apple product.
The Z10 may not be near the level of the iPhone or Android phones, but it does still have capabilities similar to them. Such as, swiping to bring up apps or zooming in to view content. One thing that many users are excited about is the upgrade the Blackberry Messenger received; along with more than 100,000 apps the company says the new phone will have.
The specs of the phone are 4.2 inch screen, Dual core 1.5 Ghz processor, 2 GB of RAM, sporting a 1280 x 768 resolution according to Forbes. The phone will be equipped with 16 GB of flash memory, but there is also a a slot for a micro SD card to provide users up to 64 MB of additional storage.
One of the key features to the new phone is the sleek touchscreen keyboard it has. The keyboard is in tune to knowing the next logic word you are typing, such as “This is a great cup of coffee” the keyboard will recognize when you type in this and automatically suggest “is” as the next word.
The 8 mega-pixel Z10 camera is also getting users excited. The camera will have a cool time shift mode to it which will allow users to actually move parts of their pictures backwards and forward in time. Along with this, the Blackberry Hub which is basically the home page of the phone has been upgraded with several in depth details to try to make the phone stand out more. Viewing your messages, checking out apps, and looking through your E-mail can all be down in the Blackberry Hub.
The Blackberry Z10 is set to release this Friday in the United States at the price of $199. Do you think this phone will get Blackberry back into the mix of popular smart-phone companies?
BlackBerry Z10 on AT&T
Lisa Gade reviews the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone on AT&T. This version is nearly identical to the overseas unlocked Z10 available from importers in the US (there are just a few AT&T apps added). The smartphone runs the new BlackBerry 10 OS on a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage. It has a lovely 1280 x 768 IPS touchscreen, an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, microSD card slot and a removable battery.
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