Blackberry Z10 is the latest offering from the Canadian maker RIM (now known as Blackberry). The company has high hopes from the phone as it is the first device to ship out with the Blackberry 10 operating system. In this article, we’ll go through the specs and features of the handset in brief.
Blackberry Z10 is a 4G handset which can be used on quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 2G networks, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 3G networks and quad-band LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 4G networks. You’ll be able to use network related functions like calling, messaging and internet connectivity by using a micro-SIM card.
The phone’s design is a big shift from the earlier Blackberry phones. It comes with a modern design that is in-line with other flagship phones like the iPhone 5, HTC One X, etc. The Z10 has a plastic body which measures 130 X 65.6 X 9 mm and weighs 137.5 grams. Not only does the phone look great but it also offers superior handling and firm grip while in your hands.
Blackberry Z10 joins the list of large screen phones with a 4.2-inch TFT Capacitive display. The screen has a resolution of 768 X 1280 pixels which results in a razor sharp pixel density of 355 ppi. It supports multi-touch and responds swiftly to touches and swiping. Additionally, the colors are accurate and rich with plenty of details.
The Z10 provides a complete set of connectivity options. For internet connectivity, users can utilize GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO Rev. A or dual-band Wi-Fi. For data transfers and file sharing, there is Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and LE support, microUSB v2.0 and NFC.
Blackberry Z10’s main camera has a 8 megapixel sensor which is capable of shooting stills of a maximum resolution of 3264 X 2448 pixels and videos of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. An LED flash accompanies the lens to assist you in low light surrounding. The phone’s other camera of 2 megapixel resolution can be found at the front. Some of the features of the camera include Time Shift, Whiteboard, Night mode, Snow mode, face detection, burst shot and much more.
The handset has a Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset packed with a dual-core Krait CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, Adreno 225 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Users can improve the memory capacity by inserting a microSD card of up to 64 GB.
The Blackberry Z10 brings along the latest Blackberry 10 operating system which has a gesture based user interface. Users get a handful of pre-installed apps like Blackberry Maps, Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Blackberry Messenger, photo editor, Docs to Go, etc.
The Z10 will be available in all the leading markets in the world. In the UK, you can get the phone for free with a 2-year contract from any of the leading network operators.