BlackBerry has launched the much-awaited Z10 in India, the first smartphone to run on the company’s latest BlackBerry 10 platform. The BlackBerry Z10 features a 4.2-inch 1280×768 pixel display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Krait processor from Qualcomm, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p recording and a 2-megapixel camera on the front that can shoot videos in 720p resolution. It also has a microSD card slot and NFC chip too. Also Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
The biggest feature of the BlackBerry Z10, however, will be the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which holds the key to the company’s future. The operating system ushers in a completely new swipe-based user interface with the device having no buttons for UI. Yes, there are no home, menu or back keys. Also Read - BlackBerry to kill paid apps from its app store
BlackBerry 10 brings new concepts of flow and hub, where users are not expected to exit from one app to check out another. Instead they can seamlessly “flow” from one app to another with a few swipes. The Hub is a single place where users can find all their messages across mail accounts, SMS, Facebook, Twitter and everywhere else. The concept is nice and is a different take on the notification center we are used to on iOS and Android. Also Read - WhatsApp stops working on these smartphones
The BlackBerry Z10 is priced at Rs 43,490 . Watch out for our review coming up shortly.
BlackBerry Z10 key specifications:
- Processor: Dual-core 1.5GHz.
- Display: 4.2-inch, 4 point multi-touch LCD display, 1280 x 768 pixel resolution at 356 DPI, Touch On Lens.
- Camera: 8-megapixel rear facing camera, auto=focus, 5X digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording; 2-megapixel 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.
- 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): 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm.