Research In Motion Ltd. which has been reeling under pressure to launch something new which could be a game changer, from its investors and users alike, has unveiled a new Phones with a brand new Operating System. The Phones are Blackberry Z10 and Q10 and the OS is Blackberry 10. Lets peeps into the world of above phones and find out what they are made of.
Display : 1280 x 768 pixels with 356 pixels per inch. The display area is 4.2 inches diagonally.
Keyboard : Touch screen only (Blackberry seems to have learnt a good lesson from Samsung and Apple.
Memory : 16 gig inbuilt with slot for microSD card(capacity supported upto 32GB) (another improvement)
Size : Fit for your pant pockets with height of 5.12 inches, width of 2.58 inches and slimmer with 0.35 inch depth (130 x 65.6 x 9mm)
Weight : Easy on you with 135.4 grams (4.78 ounces)
Camera : Another beauty from RIM, 2 cameras 8MP on back and 2MP on front. The rear camera allows for HD recording with 1080p quality(This is comparable to your 42 inch TV) and the front camera allows 720p quality recording.
Battery : RIM has promised talk time of 10 hours on 3G network, 60 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video playback. The battery is replaceable.
Near Field Communication(NFC) enabled, you can share data, video etc. with other phones just by tapping it. Also RIM has added a chip which will let you use your phone as a credit card(Not for India in near future though)
This phone would be available in UK, Canada and Latin America by Feb, US by March and India could see it by April.
(U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and others)
Q10 specs are as follows :
Display is smaller with 3.1 inch diagonally with 720 x 720 pixels (330 pixels per inch)
Keyboard : RIM has gone back to basics with this one a touch and QWERTY or AZERTY
Memory : 16 gigs with expandable upto 64 GB via microSD (this I found strange as Z10 had having 32GB expansion capacity)
Size : 4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41 inches (119.6 x 66.8 x 10.35 mm) weight is 139 grams (139 grams)
Cameras and recording same as Z10
Other specs have not been disclosed by RIM but it is expected to available in 3rd Qtr of this year.
The Z10 seems to okay but Q10 sucks. The other features are standard with what is available in market that too at a cheaper price. Everything said and done, these phones don't seem to be anything extraordinaire. The markets already gave it a thumbs down with RIM with its stock tanking 10 % in yesterdays trade. Today also it looks to weaken further.
The BlackBerry has already announced plans for making BBM available for iOS and Android and launching of BBM Channels. Read about it here. Please post your comments/suggestions.