There was a time not so long ago that BlackBerry was on the forefront of mobile technology. With the introduction of the BlackBerry Z10 in 2013, the company aims to reassert itself and reclaim its spot as one of the major players in the industry. The BlackBerry Z10 is the first handset to use the BlackBerry 10 operating system. This marks the third attempt of the company to release a touch screen model after Storm and Torch 9860.
BlackBerry ditches their iconic Qwerty keypad and creates a Smartphone that looks exactly like most generic Smartphones with its minimalist yet svelte style. The handset has a dimension of 130 x 65.6 x 9 millimeters and weighs 137.5 grams. While its LCD display measures 4.2 inches and has high resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Partnered with 355ppi or pixel density, the high resolution lets the BlackBerry Z10 see eye to eye with most high-end Smartphones today.
The Z10 is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and has 2GB of RAM. It also has an internal memory of 16GB and can support an additional 64GB worth of memory with its Micro SD slot.
The BlackBerry Z10 is a great way to connect as it is their first device to utilize a 4G LTE and HSPA+ which is great for fast downloading. It also has dual-band, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC features which allow you to enjoy wireless connectivity anytime and anywhere as long as there is Internet available. Speaking of communicating, the BlackBerry Z10 can also be a great way to make Internet calls via Skype and other free VoIP applications. If you run a business in the UK, using memorable 0845 telephone numbers on your Blackberry Z10 will allow you to portray a professional image. BlackBerry Z10 users can route all calls using hosted software to ensure that calls are captured 24/7.
Pros of Blackberry Z10
One of the main features of the BlackBerry Z10 is its “Flow” metaphor. Multitasking is fairly easy because of the Blackberry Flow which is a far cry from the standard navigation buttons that most Smartphones utilize. With the Flow, users can easily navigate through all the installed applications just by using simple gestures. In fact, the simple act of swiping upwards from the button with the BlackBerry logo will open the active frame view. If you wish to go to the BlackBerry Hub where you can access all notifications, all you need to do is make a quarter-turn swipe to the right.
The Z10 has an 8 megapixel camera which includes the Time Shift camera function. This application lets the user capture a number of fast burst photographs from which he or she can choose the best features from each shot. The Time Shift app then creates an edited image combining all your chosen features. You’ll end up with the most perfect picture possible even if it didn’t actually happen.
Cons of Blackberry Z10
Aside from the main camera, the Z10 also comes with a 2 megapixel camera at the front that may be used for self-portraits and video conferences. One knack with this, though, is that it lacks the low light performance that other popular Smartphones have.
Its low battery life is perhaps the Z10’s biggest shortcoming. Everyone knows how important battery life is with mobile devices and the fact that the Z10’s 1800mAh cell battery won’t last for one whole day certainly gives its users something to scratch their head about.
The BlackBerry Z10 also lacks popular apps and media services common in other Smartphones.