After a long break, RIM is now back to bring its formidable mobile OS a new look and feel – and obviously, to get a crack at the top smartphone OS battle. They were formerly included in the most used around the globe but ever since Android’s revolution, they were wiped out on the map. Okay, not really.

Oops, it seems like I mixed it up on the company’s name there. In case you haven’t heard it yet, Research in Motion (RIM), the brand behind Blackberry, has now decided to cut the crap and just call themselves directly as Blackberry. After all, most people know them that way anyway so that’s not a really huge transition.

Now back to the topic on hand, Blackberry announced two new handsets that will be featuring their latest offering, Blackberry 10.

Blackberry Z10


The first device is called as the Blackberry Z10 which is a full-featured smartphone. It’s unlike older BB handsets as it now operates through the help of touches. The design is nicely done and it’s a good thing to see a fresh concept because the the same is being used over and over again. I don’t really find the Blackberry Z10 sexy, but I must say that at least it looks decent. There is no physical or capacitive buttons in place in front and all you can see there is the fairly huge Blackberry brand.

In terms of specifications, it’s not packed with so much power like other high-end android devices. However, let’s not judge it right away because we’re positive that the BB10 OS is very light and is well-optimized for its hardware. Blackberry Z10 features a 4.2-inch IPS Display with 1280×768 pixel resolution – resulting in a 356ppi, which Apple collectively calls as ‘Retina’. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and expandable via microSD. It also has an 8-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel front camera, and 1080p video recording capability. As for connectivity, it includes NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE. There are also micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports in the device. A 1800mAh battery is the one in charge of keeping the phone up throughout your usage.

Here’s the official video of the Blackberry Z10.

Blackberry Q10

Although most people believed that QWERTY devices will soon meet their end point, Blackberry thinks otherwise. The QWERTY handsets are here to stay and that’s mainly for the business people that have grown to love Blackberry because of their cute and sleek physical keyboards.


The Blackberry Q10 has a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720×720, which equates to around 330ppi.  The dual-core processor is clocked at 1.5GHz, same amount of 2GB RAM, and 16GB of onboard storage are here as well. Other features include the 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE, and micro-USB.

Here’s the official video for the Blackberry Q10.

This is the same old design that people used to love, but that doesn’t end there. Blackberry Q10 now features a  “edge-to-edge glass”, “three-dimensional weave” on the back, to go along with the stainless-steel build. Cool enough?

Prices and release dates are still unknown for now but we’ll update this post once we get some concrete information. For now, let us know what you think about the Blackberry 10 OS and its new devices via the comments section below.

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