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Meet BlackBerry Z10, The First Full Touchscreen BlackBerry – The Specs

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When the struggling phone maker BlackBerry (previously RIM) announced in January that they were releasing BlackBerry Z10, many thought this were the last kicks of a dying donkey. Many didn’t think that they would be of any significance change in the already android-flooded market. Many waited for it to fail but this seems not to be the case.

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Recent report shows that the device is doing perfectly well. This seems to be a fortune changer for blackberry having had 1 million Z10 devices shipped in the last quarter; this was above the 915,000 that analysts had been expecting for the quarter that ended March 2. The figure is even better after considering that those sales were only made to Asia as the phone just joined the US market.

So what is the game changer all about?

GENERAL FEATURES

SIM

Micro-SIM

Touch Screen

Yes, Capacitive

Announced

2013, January

Status

Available, Released 2013, January

PLATFORM

Operating Freq

GSM –850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100

OS

BlackBerry 10 OS

Processor

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

Graphics

Adreno 225

DISPLAY

Type

Capacitive touchscreen

Size

4.2 inches

Resolution

 768 x 1280 pixels

Color

16 M

Pixel Density

355 ppi

CAMERA

Primary Camera

Yes, 8 Megapixel

Secondary Camera

Yes, 2 Megapixel

Flash

LED

Video Recording

Yes

HD Recording

HD, Full HD

Other Camera Features

Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, face detection,

image stabilization

DIMENSIONS

Size

 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm

Weight

 137.5 g

BATTERY

Type

1800  mAh

Talk Time

 10 hrs

Standby Time

 312 hrs

MEMORY AND STORAGE

Internal

16 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, upto 64 GB

Memory

2 GB RAM

INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY

3G

Yes, 42.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

LTE

Yes

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Wi-Fi hotspot

Yes

USB Connectivity

Yes, micro USB, v2

Navigation Technology

A-GPS, with Google Maps

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0, with A2DP

Audio Jack

Yes, 3.5mm jack

MULTIMEDIA

Music Player

Yes, Supports WAV, MP3, MIDI

Video Player

Yes, Supports MPEG4, DivX, H.263, H.264, Full HD

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

 

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Editor at TechArena. I cover all things technology and review new gadgets as I get them. You can reach me on email: kaluka@techarena.co.ke
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