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BlackBerry officially announced Z10 and Q10

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In an (Applesque) keynote, RIM BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones at events held simultaneously in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dubai, and Johannesburg.

Both BB Z10 and Q10 will run the latest BlackBerry 10 OS, have 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, 8-megapixel (1080p) rear-camera and 2-megapixel (720p) front-facing camera. The similarities does not end there however differentiating factor between BB Z10 and Q10, is that BB Z10 has a 4.2 inches (355 ppi) screen with full touch interface and support for 4G LTE connectivity, while the BB Q10 is has a 3.1 inches (328 ppi) touch display with its legendary qwerty keyboard. Full specs and video after the break.

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BlackBerry Z10 Specs:

  • 4.2″ Capacitive touchscreen 1280 x 768 resolution (16M colors) at 356ppi
  • BlackBerry 10 OS
  • Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset
  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 16 GB storage expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 MP rear-camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution, autofocus, LED flash
  • 1080p@30fps video
  • 2 MP front-camera
  • 720p@30fps video
  • (2G) GSM 850/900/1800/1900, (3G) HSDPA 800/850/1700/1900/2100, (4G) LTE 700/850/1700/1900
  • GPRS, EDGE
  • HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps; LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
  • dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC, microUSB v2.0
  • Micro HDMI
  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensor, Magnetometer
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

The BlackBerry Z10 will be available in UAE on February 10th. Pricing will vary by carrier partner, but unsubsidized it will retail for AED 2,599 and will probably have the same price when BB Z10 is release here in KSA.

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BlackBerry Q10 Specs:

  • 3.1″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 720 screen resolution @330 ppi
  • BlackBerry 10 OS
  • TI OMAP 4470 chipset
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor with 1.5 GHz dual-core
  • PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • microSD up to 32 GB
  • 16 GB Internal Storage
  • 2 GB RAM
  • (2G) GSM 850/900/1800/1900, (3G) HSDPA
  • GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
  • dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC Support
  • microUSB v2.0
  • 8 MP rear-camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution, autofocus, LED flash
  • 1080p@30fps video
  • 2 MP front-camera
  • 720p@30fps video
  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Colors Black, White
  • Li-Ion 2100 mAH battery

No price was announced for the BlackBerry Q10, though the company said that the first global carriers will launch the BlackBerry Q10 in April of this year as well as pricing and worldwide availability information.

Together with the BB Mobile OS, the BB Q10 and Z10 are long-overdue update from RIM BlackBerry and whether the company admit it or not, the success or failure of the company will depend on how these two device do in the market.

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