BlackBerry Z10 gets the once over on Austrian video; is this the first BlackBerry 10 TV ad?

BlackBerry Z10 gets the once over on Austrian video; is this the first BlackBerry 10 TV ad?
Whether you speak German or not, all you need to know to enjoy the 7 minute 29 second video below (the first video), is the universal language of "smartphone". An Austrian publication got their hands on a BlackBerry Z10 and produced a hands-on video showing off the first all-touch BlackBerry 10 model. This will more than likely be the first BlackBerry 10 model launched and it would appear that Canadians will get first crack at the phone as soon as next month. A leaked T-Mobile road map shows the BlackBerry Lisbon, presumably the Z10, being released on March 27th.

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has the company running on all cylinders

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has the company running on all cylinders

For those who can't speak German, the video mentions a laundry list of specs such as the 4.2 inch HD screen and the dual-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood. 2GB of RAM (!) is on board with 16GB of native storage aboard. The device weighs in at 4.4 ounces (125 grams). The video showed a responsive machine which it must be as this is RIM's last chance to keep the BlackBerry name relevant. We shudder to think what would happen if this turns out to be another BlackBerry Storm type launch. So far, though, the Z10 looks like a sleek, head-turning device and we have to say that the current management team led by CEO Thorsten Heins has the company running on all cylinders.

The other video below was captured directly off the television screen, but the quality is not that bad. As any investor worth his salt knows, this is cable channel CNBC and what we are seeing is an ad for BlackBerry 10 which apparently is one of CNBC's sponsors for coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. By the way, if you look at the stock prices on the bottom of the television screen, you'll see Apple on its way to closing under $500.

So we have a detailed look at the BlackBerry Z10 (albeit in German), pre-orders, and now an ad. All that is left is the launch of the actual phone.

source: nerdberry, MobileGeeks (translated) via Engadget, BerryReview



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25 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Great stuff, very smooth and nice transition effects. BB10 is much more innovative than WP8 and deserves 3rd place.

6. wendygarett unregistered

Are you telling me that 20 years old icons (apple creations) is better than brand new live tile?

14. MeoCao unregistered

live tiles are wrong implementation of widgets Wendy. the information in live tiles is scattered and difficult to managed, not customizable and incomplete. and they are distracting too.

16. wendygarett unregistered

I personally think live tile is simple, and informative... However in widget, only clock widget is useful, the rest are very manual and you need to update yourself, live tile update themselves when your data is on... I own android and my friend own lumias and I can tell that... just sayin...

17. MeoCao unregistered

if you use WP phone as a toy live tiles are fun Wendy.

18. wendygarett unregistered

I don't know how to communicate with you meocao... :(

22. MeoCao unregistered

You want to send me an email? I'm too old for such young girls like u Wendy... lol just joking

15. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

this phone looks like an iPhone 5... if it sells well, apple will not hesitate to sue them...

23. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I've used Live Tiles on my Windows 8 PC for their intended purpose exactly 0 times. They're that frustrating medium between a widget and an icon: they don't show enough information to be an effective widget, and they take up a clumsy amount of space as an icon.

24. wendygarett unregistered

In pc, yes it's totally frustrating coz I experienced it, but on tablet, things getting different :)

25. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How so? My laptop has a touchscreen, so I'm able to use it as a tablet if I want to. It still doesn't change that the information displayed by the Tiles isn't usually helpful at all.

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Not Excited, Xperia Z.

4. wendygarett unregistered

Aww come on!!!

8. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

lol,Blackberry looks cool but it's not for me, (19 yrs College student)

9. wendygarett unregistered

I understand :D

3. wendygarett unregistered

125gram is a huge advantages for the businessman to pick with :)

5. ckoch125

Posts: 192; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I like the slide up the screen to wake it up but wonder if it will have problems with being unlocked in pocket?

7. joey18

Posts: 647; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

there 2. hot phones now the sony z and the blackberry z10 i will try the blackberry bcs iwas my firts phone. 6 years ago en 2 years android motorola and 4 months samsung galaxy en long time iphone 4 and 5 now i sold my iphone 5 for the blackberry z10

10. smileychix

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

I shoud say this is the first "smartphone" of Blackberry. XD I don't consider as smartphone the previos BB. haha

11. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I like it... Gonna have to get my hands on it though....

12. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

it getting better an bettter go RIM

13. SleepingOz unregistered

Not convinced.. If I have to use another platform apart from Android, it'll be UBUNTU.

19. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

AUSTRIAN, not AUSTRALIAN. Jeeze, and you'd think the language used in the video was a dead-giveaway...

20. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well that was fast!

21. Alan01

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Hope the Chamber of Commerce in austria won't be mad! In all seriousness, thanks! Alan F.

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