Thursday 31 January 2013

Full touchscreen BlackBerry Z10, Qwerty BlackBerry Q10 unveiled

BlackBerry has formally announced the two smartphones with BlackBerry 10 operating system.

BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM, has announced two new smartphones - BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. Both new BlackBerry 10 operating system running smartphones carry distinct set of features but same design philosophy packed together. The BlackBerry Z10 is an all touchscreen smartphone whereas the BlackBerry Q10 brings touchscreen and the Qwerty keyboard richness in one package. BlackBerry has promised to make the new smartphones available in major markets in the coming weeks.

Very few details are unknown about the all touch offering BlackBerry Z10 smartphone since it has been reported so many times. The BlackBerry Z10 features 4.2-inch LCD touchscreen display packing 1280x768 pixel resolution natively. It's the first time a BlackBerry smartphone offers 356 pixels per inch and the touchscreen supports up to 4 points of multi-touch.

Inside the 9mm chassis of the handset, rests a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 mobile processor paired with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB on-board storage by default. Of course, out of that 16 GB some would be reserved for the system and updates. Thankfully there is a Hot Swappable memory card slot to accommodate a higher density micro SD Card.

At the rear, BlackBerry has packed 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED Flash and 5X digital zoom. This camera can be used to capture high quality images and also record full 1080p HD videos. BlackBerry Z10 also features a 2 megapixel front facing camera with 3X digital zoom and 720p HD video recording ability.

BlackBerry has enabled the Z10 to support LTE networks, quad-band HSPA+">HSPA+ and tri-band GSM networks for telephony. Apart from that, the BlackBerry Z10 packs dual-band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient Light Sensor and Near Field Communication chip. There is also a micro HDMI out port along with micro USB port.

The BlackBerry Z10 offers better location locking with Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS module. BlackBerry Z10 packs a 1800 mAh battery that promises talk time of up to 10 hours and standby time of up to 305 hours on 3G network. This smartphone promises audio playback for up to 60 hours and video playback for up to 11 hours.

The BlackBerry 10 OS bearing BlackBerry Q10 smartphone features a physical Qwerty keyboard along with a touchscreen display. The BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1-inch Super Amoled touchscreen display that packs 720x720 pixel resolution natively. Besides offering a 328 pixels per inch pixel density, the screen also supports multi-touch and under it rests a four row Qwerty keyboard. This keyboard is exactly like the on-screen keyboard in the BlackBerry Z10. On top of the key rows rests a silver strip that makes the keyboard look like guitar's fret board.

The BlackBerry Q10 is about 10.3 mm thick and weights 139 grams. This smartphone has a dual-core 1.5 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 mobile processor inside paired with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB on-board storage. There is also a hot swappable memory card slot that can accommodate up to 32 GB micro SD card.

The rear part of BlackBerry Q10 flaunts the same 8 megapixel Auto Focus camera and LED flash as the one used in BlackBerry Z10. With capability to record full 1080p HD videos, the Q10's camera promises high quality imaging. There is a 2 megapixel camera in the front capable of 720p HD video recording and 3X digital zoom.

BlackBerry Q10 will support quad-band GSM networks and packs the same dual-band WiFi network (2.4 Ghz and 5 GHz) along with Bluetooth 4.0. BlackBerry has packed sensors such as accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass and also the GPS module with A-GPS support. BlackBerry has packed 1800 mAh battery to offer talk time of 10 hours over 3G networks.

Both BlackBerry smartphones pack BlackBerry Maps powered by TomTom. The BlackBerry 10 OS has been optimised to support variety of lossless audio and video formats. By default, both smartphones support the DivX and XviD video formats along with the WAV and FLAC lossless audio formats.

BlackBerry aims to make the BlackBerry Z10 available in white and black colours in the USA by March this year and the BlackBerry Q10 in black colour is expected to be launched in the April.

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