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BlackBerry Z10 gets a full confirmed spec leak

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BlackBerry Z10 gets a full confirmed spec leak
We're closing in on the announcement for BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry Z10 release, and it's about time for information to start solidifying. We've had rumored specs for the BlackBerry Z10, but now the real confirmed spec sheet has leaked, giving us a more complete vision of what to expect from RIM's next-gen handset.

A good amount of the info is confirming the specs that we had heard just before Christmas. The processor has been confirmed to be a Dual Core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 for the international model, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 in US and Canada. The memory specs (16GB storage, 2GB RAM) are the same, as is the camera (8MP rear, 2MP front), display (4.2-inch; 1280x768; 356PPI), and connectivity are all the same as we've heard as well. 

The new info comes as an expansion to the camera specs: we now know that the camera will feature a 2z digital zoom on the front-facing camera, and a 5x digital zoom on the rear camera. It has also come out that the battery will have a capacity of 1800mAh. 

The different variants of the Z10 (formerly the L-series) are also getting sorted out a bit. The BB London looks like the T-Mobile variant as it is the only one without LTE, and only has support for 21Mbps HSPA+, while the BlackBerry Laguna, BlackBerry Lisbon and BlackBerry Liverpool will all support LTE.

source: TechRadar

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:14 11

1. techloverNYC (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Not 2013 high end specs, but blackberry was never about spec I guess.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:52 7

8. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


If the software is really as good as they say, then it wont need the latest and greatest.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:35 3

11. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


yeah... reminds me of symbian..still a good performer (minus the browser) even upto now! :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:00 2

15. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lol symbian is just terrible still cant believe they dont have something comparable to current browsers. thankfully there was opera which was a life saver for me.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:37 2

17. techloverNYC (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I thought it was only me that feel like that. Glad some ppl share my view

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:40 1

18. techloverNYC (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I just felt like since blackberry often has higher price tag than most phones. I think they should at least try to justify the price tag with some nice specs. I dont want blackberry to be just another apple, always a generation behind in specs.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 01:48

23. cezarepc (Posts: 520; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


BB security is enough to justify their price tags.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 21:20

26. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


at first when I saw only a dual-core processor i thought to myself Blackberry is so far behind the current BUT when i thought about it...the fact that they are actually offering LTE alone deserves a celebration. Blackberry never has been about spec sheets...they've just been about straightforward productivity & security.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:50 1

9. imkyle (Posts: 970; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


My Playbook runs the TI OMAP 4430 @ 1GHz and it still runs perfectly.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:34 6

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


windows phone's flagships are not like that also..but still great handset...

its only android standards since android is open and manufacturers need to have a stand out device!

while BlackBerry, Windows Phone and iOS dont really need this but they have to.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:47 1

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


sure is bro, and to be honest those specs might be an overkill for such an OS like blackberry! ......im not %100 sure how light or heavy the os is but im guessing not as heavy as android is... :)

all in all this may very well shape up to be an alternative for me, other than android..............soon!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:16 1

19. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Remember that the only reason the specs of Android phones are astronomical is because Android NEEDS all that power.

Besides 2GB of RAM is where it succeeds.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:19 1

20. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Just like Symbian.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:14 1

25. Risky_KillMoves (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


See remedial comments like such for people who think high end specs are the biggest numbers in terms of the hardware included, ie: 13MP camera, really need to do your research here is what you seem to not understand. BB10 is QNX based, QNX is very, very efficient computing system. Where all the new Android and possibly iOS phones will need to run quad core processors to function properly, BB10 will only run a dual core processor and still get quad core performance and 2GB of ram is more than enough to run BB10 smoothly. It also means that the Z10 won't need a massive battery to get great battery life because the OS and processor will be running so efficiently. And when it comes to the camera MP, if you have a 12MP or 13MP camera on your phone it just means that you can blow your photos up to the size of a 2 story building before they start to pixelate. its not the megapixels that make a great photo, its the lenses that are important. High end lenses take high res pictures. Professional photographers use a 5 or 6MP camera, but they have lenses worth $2000 or more. So with the efficiency of BB10 it doesn't need or use as much power as an Android or iPhone to do the same things. That is innovation, and majority that probably own an iPhone are retarded.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:14

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the OMAP4 sure is sticking around huh? maybe i should have a vested interest in how well this thing sells because it may get T.I. to stick around. o:

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:36 1

12. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


TI should how not let go of OMAP chips... really a sad thing i am waiting for that OMAP 5 to be quadcore or just dual core a15..that would be nice!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:14 2

3. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


When does this officially release in the U.S.? and I want to be excited about this, but I can't get passed the feeling that the homescreen and apps look a little... bland?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:15

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6141; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Battery life will suck on the z10. I recommend the x10 bb with qwerty keyboard

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:49 4

14. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


lol... you do know that platforms are completely different from each other right? for example, 1400mAh on the 808 pureview is enough that the phone could last for 2 days..while android cant even last a day with that!

android needs more battery to last..

and this BB10 is optimize for its battery use..and RIM said that 1800mAh is enough..coz the dev alpha b has the same 1800mAh and it is enough..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:49

29. mathburn (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


lol...Symbian is not true-multitasking that why.
I don't want to call Symbian phone as Smart Phone.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 18:31

28. Risky_KillMoves (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


How do you know this?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:17 6

5. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Early 2012 specs...nothing interesting...atleast hardware wise...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:17

6. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Nice handset... I'm an Android fanboy & use my Bold 9900 for Corporate. I will surely upgrade to this...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:27 4

7. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Don't see why people think Blackberry phones need massive specs, when did Android become lag free again? Single core android phones were awful, dual core was alot better but still laggy, so I guess you can always put your eggs in the quad core basket. But I will give the SGS3 props for a non laggy phone. Windows Phones have shown that high end specs are not needed to run a operating system without issues as long as the OS is optimized for the hardware.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:07

16. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


the reason why i think android needs a more power than ios or windows is it does more background tasks in the backround,has widgets,live wallpaper and sometimes multiple apps are talking to eachother in the background cause android allows that where as in ios all apps are sandboxed...not sure about windows...agree with you majority of the single and dual core were laggy due to what i just wrote and probably not efficent as android is probably today with jb...my point is when my brother had the desire hd it use to lag now and then so instead i set it up like my iphone which was no widgets,live wallpaper,no background apps and the desire hd was not laggy..but like you said now with devices like s3 we can use what android was suppose to be and still get great performance...

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 04:29

24. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


My Droid X1 was lag free when I changed the launcher. Same for my Droid 1 on 2.2. Just saying....

With many things on Andorid...its a lil thing that gets precieved for the entire phone. Homescreen was laggy on some phones until you changed the launcher. That was easy to tell if it was laggy on the home screen, but smoother in the Settings area. Thats what happens when ppl play with phones in stores too. They only see the home screen scrolling. Its sad but 1st impressions can be lasting.

That and background tasks like mentioned above me. And like you mentioned OS optimized for the hardware. Thats why a RAZR with Blur was as smooth as a Galaxy Nexus. Blur was better optomized for the hardware. And why Sense UI was always the smoothest Android UI for a few years.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:51 2

21. cheeseaddict (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


TI omap processor? well i think bb is just not for specs but the performance.. i like bb10 because it reminds me of symbian, doesn't need high end processors to perform well. rim we'll be setting the new trend again, better performance on much lesser hardware :D i

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 01:22

22. jonartpop (Posts: 154; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


I think the design & specs are good enough. I'd love to get the Z10 and sell my Bold 9780, but I guess the price is going to be very expensieve.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 21:29

27. gazmatic (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


It doesn't require octa core to be lag free

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:54

30. mathburn (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


Man,I just want Snapdragon S4 like US and Canada.
Why the hell they do that.CortexA9 vs. Krait.
Krait is about 3/4 of CortexA15 but they use CortexA9.
That much huge different compare to CortexA15.

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