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First Look on BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry's debut BB10 OS supported Z10 smartphone makes entry to the market.

BlackBerry launched its flagship Operating System BB10. Along with that they released two smartphones that run on the new OS- the Z10 and the Q10. The Z10 is a touch screen smartphone whereas the Q10 comes with QWERTY key pad. Lets have a close look at the main features of the Z10. BlackBerry Z10 is based on their base model BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha handset, that had been given to developers in last May. In design and build, Z10 is identical to the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha.

BlackBerry Z10

Design and Exterior

The handset has a blend of glass and plastic built body with measurements 130×65.6×9mm. In design and build, BlackBerry Z10 is identical to its base model the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. The space between above and below the screen makes the device look bigger. But that does not make Z10 look bulky. On the back side of the phone, you can see a textured plastic rear that is slightly rubberised to provide more grip.

BlackBerry Z10

Display

The phone has a 4.2-inch 1280×768 HD display. Unlike the physical buttons found in iOS and Android, BB10 has gone for a more gesture oriented system as the main form of navigation. Once you have unlocked the key, you can see that all the applications that were used recently appear with larger thumbnails. The display provides stunning visuals owing much to a 1280×720 p resolution and 356 pixels-per-inch image density.



CPU and Performance:

The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone has a zippy 1.5GHz dual-core processor which adds to its performance more accuracy and speed.

Operating System:

The company has used their debut operating system BB10 in Z10. The BB10 Operating System claims fast browsing. Z10 is currently the only phone that runs with BB10 (Q10is Yet to be released). The company has declared that more smartphones will be brought forth with this debut OS.

Camera:

BlackBerry Z10

One of the main attractions of Z10 is its camera. Quite like a casual smartphone, Z10 also packs twin cameras. It has an 8MP camera with LED flash light on the rear side and a 2MP front camera for video calling. The rear camera is able to capture Videos of 1080p resolution. The highlight of the camera package is the TimeShift application which allows you replace a person's face to ensure that he/she is smiling and has his/her eyes open – giving you an opportunity to insert the person's perfect photo from the continuous shots taken by the camera, without the help of Photoshop.

Internet and Connectivity:

The Z10 handset comes with Wi-Fi b/g/n and 4G connectivity for super fast mobile data transfer. The phone's Internet and connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, micro-USB and micro-HDMI. It supports GPS with A-GPS. It has DLNA support and even an HDMI port.

Storage:

BlackBerry Z10 has 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a microSD card slot to expand the memory up to 64 GB.

Battery:

BlackBerry Z10

The Z10 is powered by a removable 1,800mAh battery. This will be a good news for some, as it makes you able to carry one additionally full charged battery in case of a long journey. The company claims 10 hours of talk time, 60 hours of audio play back and a standby time of 305 hours.

Price:

Approximately 30,000/- Indian Rupees

Verdict:

The BlackBerry Z10 is a pretty decent phone with good applications and features. But it is also true that it does not have any USP (Unique Selling Point) as its own. Almost all of the features and applications of Z10 are available in the leading smartphone giants like iPhones and Galaxies. So, there is no special feature that brings Z10 a level higher than its rivals. Also, the price range of Z10 is similar to that of iPhones and Galaxies. Some people might go for just a change, but we cannot predict how far can Z10 go with the heavy weight of its big company on its shoulders.

Pros:

Faster web browsing.
Good camera with TimeShift application.
Messaging Hub which allows you to get all the notification under one roof.
Expandable memory.
Adobe Flash support.
Removable battery.

Cons:

Gesture oriented interface is tricky to get used to.
No specific back button to return to previous page.
The plastic build does not give a premium look.

Last updated on 31-01-2013. Published on 31-01-2013. Written by .
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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