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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, 11:38 1

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


When i say more power i'm speaking of benchmarking speeds...Hello!!!

It's a faster phone...oh and for your information i'm not trying to diss android cuz i would prefer an android over an iphone any day...cuz i'm a multi tasker...i'm just trying to prove a point lol

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 30 Jan 2013, 15:31

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


If everyone jumps of the bridge, are you gonna follow, because it's obviously the best choice?

Android is on every goddamn device these days, people don't have a choice. Most members here prove how stupid one can get without understanding the consequences of monopoly. Good luck with your overpowered lifeless and useless octa core droid. I'll enjoy the new BB10 and Sailfish devices after my lovely single core N9 that works faster than your pathetic GS3.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 13:59

47. korean411 (Posts: 85; 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: 85; 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, 15:35 1

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


Big screens are just a trend. They will start competing yet again who will make a more portable and pocketable device. If I want a big screen, I'll bring my laptop or a freaking tablet. A phone is supposed to be practical. All the iPhones, BB Z10, Nokia N9 are just examples of UI done right. Try using a Note 2 or the new 6 inch screens while walking. You'll have to sit on a bench and dial a simple number to call with both hands.

And please don't tell me you're Shaquille O'Neal with hands the size of tennis raquets.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:39 1

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


In which country? Qatar? Low spec Android phones are selling the most. Android would have never gotten where it is if Symbian was updated in time. Killing off Symbian and having cheap Droids resulted in Android's success.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:43

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


A lot less? That's an excuse that matter when the first Droid came out. Android is a painful inefficient mess of an OS. Just check out app launch speed between ( what freebee would call lowspec, dual core) an iPhone 5 and a high spec Note II. Software is what matters.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:46 2

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


Apparently, Average Joes require high specs. But what use does he get of a quad core when it takes longer to complete tasks than a dual core? Also, do keep in mind that CPU architectures matter, a dual core A15 is faster than a quad A7, for instance. You're just a guy that needs high specs in order to compensate your insecurities and brag to your friends.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:55

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


Slight correction:

A6 is a 1.3GHz, while A6X is a 1.4GHz. CPU benchmarks are not far off a quad core and yet a dual. Efficient OS and an extremely powerful GPU are what matter in everyday performance. You give two people a S4 and an Exynos GS3s, nobody would know the difference,

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, 10:13 3

8. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


4.2" ? well thats new... rather than 4.3"

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:14 7

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


Welcome back to the party Blackberry. Don't call it a comeback because it wasn't like you left. I am wishing Blackberry 10 all the best. There is room for 4 players in the market, th emore competition there is the better it is for consumers. Blackberry I like what I see so far from the specs and the phone. My only gripe is that you wasted so much screen space for no reason smdh!! All in All I am happy to see Blackberry 10 come out swinging best of luck. Time will tell if consumers will adapt the platform or go for the latter. Best of luck RIM, Blackberry to the World!!

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:15 4

10. korean411 (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 May 2009)


I wish them luck i truly do the demo impressed me because RIM gave me more than i expected on BB10 even though it seems that there are some learning curve but BB10 looks good in the demo so far it's just how the consumer will look at it. like the hub, BBM, and their own verison of multi-tasking features. Best that luck to you RIM

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:16

12. helloct (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Live streaming The BlackBerry 10 Experience event: Seems like I finnaly found my next mobile OS after the Maemo/MeeGo experience:
The same Multitasking experience + all in one FINGER.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:27 1

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


7.8...

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:21

16. simplyj (Posts: 405; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


In which version of Android become a true multitasking system? 4.0? 4.1?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:23

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


I am seriously looking at grabbing a Z10 but I need to see reviews and first hand impression first. I think I have found my second phone for 2013!! Good on you RIM for Nabbing Alcia Keys as your brand ambassador!! Kudos!

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:26 7

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


"BB10 is a true multitasking system, like Android"

BB10 - YES; Android - NO

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:29 4

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


you're on androidarena. misinformation about android is expected.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:02 1

34. s.mrabet (Posts: 145; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsc8...e_gdata_player

thats mutitasking...

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 18:27

60. lyndon420 (Posts: 4727; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yes... the misinformation runs rampant when non-droid users attempt to speak.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 20:21

61. nwright94 (unregistered)


It goes both ways. Got the misinformed on every platform.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:01 1

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


"In short just like what you like there are great choices."

i agree. i am a tech fan. i dont take sides on any manfuacturer. i just go with what i like and is attractive to me. i also go with what is working with the most manfacturer support. thats why i currently have a lumia 920. i use it the most out of my phones. nokia has great support and exclusive software for their phones. i also own a galaxy s3. i like android and what it has to offer. sony xperia looks attractive to me and i will go play with it when it hits the stores and see how it performs. i'm looking forward to the gs4. i just want to see can it live up to the sales that the gs3 has gotten and what new features does samsung bring to the galaxy line. i used to be a supporter of iphone, but i stopped using iphone when the iphone 4 came out. around that time android had caught up with IOS in the app market and android phones started overtaking iphone in specs. i like what windows has to offer, it is different. i will also go play with a blackberry z10 and see how that performs also. i will have an open mind and it will have a chance to get me to buy one. the more choices i have as a consumer, the better off i am and innovation keeps rolling.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:46 2

26. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


It's funny how people dog out windows, apple , and now blackberry when in fact I don't care if it quad core or single core you still mainly just surf the net , play games, text, and talk. If you want a computer buy a laptop, netbook, or ultrabook. I feel windows is the best but its lack of apps hurts it, apple is good but need a new look, blackberry looks cool, android is ok but too many force closes for me. In short just like what you like there are great choices.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:52

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


Spoiled kid = level over 9000

Which Droid has better specs than the iPhone 5? I don't like iPhone, but the A6/X are beasts when it comes to CPU and graphics. That dual core in an iPhone is slightly slower but it is accompanied by much better and efficient software. As for the GPUs, don't even go there.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 16:14

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


how does this have anything to do with what i said?

nevermind dont answer that. you win man. i dont care enough to keep entertaining you.

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