BlackBerry Z10 starts showing up in stores in the UK before official launch

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 launch event is still 30 minutes away but the first smartphone is already showing up in stores in the UK. Twitter user @bandozer managed to get his hands on one in a Phones4u store. BlackBerry is expected to launch the Z10 in the UK either later today after the launch event or tomorrow at the earliest.

The BlackBerry Z10 has an all-touch form-factor and earlier leaks have suggested it will have formidable specifications as well. It will be available in black and white, though initially only the black variant is expected to be available. RIM will launch the BlackBerry Z10 in India in February.

BlackBerry Z10 key specifications:

  • Processor: Dual Core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470・ Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 (US and Canada)
  • Radio: Quad Band HSPA+ / UMTS (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz) ・Quad Band GSM / GPRS (850/900/1800MHz) ・Quad Band LTE: Bands 2,4,5,13,17 (700, 850,1700, 1900MHz)
  • Display: 4.2”, 4 point multi-touch LCD display, 1280 x 768 resolution at 356 DPI, Touch On Lens
  • Camera: 8MP rear facing camera, Auto Focus, 5x digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording ・2MP front facing camera, 3x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording
  • Memory: 2GB RAM ・16GB Internal Storage ・Hot Swappable microSD Slot
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n ・2.4/5GHz ・4G Mobile Hotspot
  • GPS: Assisted, Autonomous, and Simultaneous GPS
  • Battery: 1800mAh Removable ・Talk Time: up to 10 hours on 3G・Standby Time: up to 305 hours on 3G, up to 316 hours on 2G・Audio Playback: up to 60 hours・Video PlayBack: up to 11 hours
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: NFC ・microUSB ・microHDMI-Out ・Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • Size (LxWxD): 130mm x 65.6mm x 9mm

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