BlackBerry Z10: The First BlackBerry to Truly Compete with iPhone

BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry — that’s the new name for RIM — has officially unveiled its new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone today, featuring a full 4.2-inch touchscreen with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution at 356 pixels per inch. Move aside, iPhone 5, your 326 PPI has been topped.

This flagship BlackBerry also has a 1.5 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 system-on-a-chip processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, MicroSD slot, MicroUSB port, MicroHDMI port and NFC. 

The specifications for the BlackBerry Z10 sound awfully similar to the latest iPhone, and so does its $199 price tag on Verizon Wireless or AT&T. Not much word on international pricing yet, but expect it to be similar. The Z10 launches in the UK tomorrow, Canada on Feb. 5 and in the U.S. by mid-March.

If you are a legacy BlackBerry user that simply refuses to ditch the physical QWERTY keyboard, BlackBerry today also unveiled its new Q10 smartphone just for you. The BlackBerry Q10 has a 3.1-inch screen and that famous keyboard that all BlackBerry users cling to for dear life.


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