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BlackBerry Z10 is here: all-touch and with 70,000 BB10 apps behind it

0. phoneArena 30 Jan 2013, 09:53 posted on

The screen is 4.2" LCD with 1280 x 768 pixels, making for a pixel density of 356ppi. A 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM are the power under the hood, and there are 16 GB of internal storage, as well as the all-important microSD card slot...

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posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:01 7

1. jonartpop (Posts: 186; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


The specs are quite the same as the rumours so far.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:02 9

2. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Goodluck BB

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:03 8

3. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Good luck Blackberry :)

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:11 4

6. korean411 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 May 2009)


Yes good luck to them

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:04 5

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Well done on the design, but that's an epic bezel around what looks like a small screen compared to the whole thing. It also has past season hardware.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:15 2

11. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


I absolutely concur with your sentiments.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:03

35. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Who cares about a bezel.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:07 7

5. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Pitty it has only medio core specs with a 4.2" screen and dualcore processor.
This new Z10 won't be able to compete with the latest Android high-end devices with 5" screens and running the latest quad cores (soon eight cores)
I think these specs wil only be enough to pull customers away from iPhone users who used to be BB users.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:12 1

7. korean411 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 May 2009)


i would say time will tell but i think the infrastructure of BB10 will get people like the BBM hub and etc.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:16 10

13. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


It's not all about specs droider. It's about how it all comes together for the end user experience. This is y the iPhone is such a phenomenal device.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:47 5

27. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


I tried the iphone out yesterday and hated it....it's seems more like a toy than a phone. where is multi tasking? and typing on it truly sucks. u can never get the same feel like the bb has

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:03 2

36. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Then obviously it's not for u, but if you're trying to diss it...forget it. It's an excellent device, not without its short comings but an excellent device. If u tried it out n the store, that's not good enough. Spend some time hands on with it, get into it, and you'd see.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:06

37. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


And u double click the home button to bring up the multitasking tray. Works greats as well.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 13:18

45. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Real multitasking only works great on Android devices.

Just try to run live splitscreen or a video on top of another app in iOS

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 07:03

64. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Except fot the fact that BB10, MeeGo, Symbian are better at multi-tasking (real) than Android.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 09:02

65. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Ahhh, MeeGo? Symbian?
Are we going back to the stoneage?

Regarding BB10 I can not say anything, because I have not had the opportunity to play with it yet.

But as far as the BB10 YouTube movies show, I haven't seen any demo of the split-screen with two apps running nor a video running on top of an app though.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 09:18

66. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Going back to the stone age comment makes no sense when the fact that both of these OSes have their fans and people USE the phones. Come and tell Android is best at multi-tasking when it doesn't lag or freeze while running 8 apps. "Video running top of an app", so tell me do you watch a video while playing angry birds or temple run or running whatever app you are on. Get real man.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 12:18

67. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


You're right about the fact people are using those OSes but there are also people still using monochrome displays on their phones and txt sms ;)

For those iOS is the right choise as those people like to keep it safe (like in the past we used to use it).
I think it's perfect for older people ;)

Regarding the multi-tasking you've got to ask yourself on which device would you run 8 apps simultaniously.

But non the less if you follow the link, you'll see that running 4 LIVE VIDEOS will run simultaneously on the Note 2 running Android.
(starting at approx. 4:00")

http://youtu.be/9nh2NSLgaII

And I can confirm the Note 2 runs VERY smooth with Android.
It's just no match for any other OS at this time.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:17 1

14. korean411 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 May 2009)


tech specs wise i have to agree high end android phones like the note 3, and gs4 which is most likely come out this year will be massive.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:48 1

29. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


That's cuz your korean...of coarse u would say that lol

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 13:59

47. korean411 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 May 2009)


lolz. nice comment lolz but seriousness when i looked at the press conference today i was impressed actually blackberry showed me more than i expected. all in all they pulled out everything they could do with BB hub bbm and bb10os. Tech wise pretty average but there OS might get some people to get it but i believe that obviously bb users will get this before people consider switching. hope they do well like i said in a post earlire

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:02

48. korean411 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 May 2009)


i am gonna try this for like about a month once it comes out and see how it performs cause i have a good amount of friends and cousins who use blackberry and are going to get this

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:18 1

15. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


i have to agree. if i use my device to do any kind of work on it for my job, a bigger screen is more attractive to me. maybe the OS will be what people are more interested in. maybe the true multitasking is the attraction. with iphone reportedly coming out with new phones, i dont think this will be enough to pull those iphones users back to BB. not saying i dont want BB to succeed, i just dont think this phone spec-wise is enough.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:29 10

20. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Yeah, when a Droid with 8 core works smoother and faster than this BB10, give me a call. You make it sound as if an octa core will get you pu$$y. Do you actually make full use of a dual core?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:37 1

22. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


depends if the app is coded to make use of it. most apps arent. especially apps like instagram or facebook. they dont do enough to warrant needing to use both cores. but that still doesnt help the consumer. if you are going to pick up a phone, cand you have a BB10 with 4.2 inch screen and dual core processor for $99 (just a comparison) and right next to it is an android with 4.7 inch 1080p screen with quad core processor for $99, why wouldnt i buy the better spec phone for the same price?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:42 1

24. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


because the phone with the better specs gets errors all the time and why do people choose iphone than? Android is just a software...they need better specs to attract people cuz otherwise nobody would give a dam with all the errors and crappy battery life, etc...i have a samsung galaxy tab and i got tired of it looooong time ago. blackberry 10 is what people want and need

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:47 1

28. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


why is iphone going with bigger screens in the future then? thats right, people want bigger screens. using iphone as an example didnt help you. iphone has crappy battery life also. i'm not trying to defend android, i'm saying people DO want bigger screens and upgraded hardware, to say "people dont need it" or it's not needed means you are blind.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:53 2

30. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


No using iphone as an example did help me cuz people go for the experience not just high end specs which android needs compared to other phones...Ye but are bigger screens gonna attract people forever? no cuz how much bigger can u go for a phone? and it's as if other companies can't make bigger screens...The one thing blackberry 10 has that other phones don't is this amazing new software...the bigger screen is looking stupid after 4.8 inches...no i can see people want bigger screens but any phone company can make bigger screens....soon enough they will have to thread bigger pockets in jeans and pants to fit those bigger screens lmao

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:08 1

38. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


android had 68.4% global market share. that's alot of people going for the android experience and liking it. your arguement is flawed.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 12:03 2

44. nwright94 (unregistered)


McDonalds sells the most cheeseburgers, does that mean they make the absolute best burgers? Android is doing so well because its on a wide variety of devices, probably the majority of android devices are lower-end phones that people can afford, I doubt the majority are the new bleeding-edge beasts. Being open-sourced and any manufacturer is able to use it, that gives it a huge advantage in terms of getting market share. Android isn't bad at all, but you can't use market share to say its best.

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