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Earlier this year, Blackberry released its newest addition to the BB family: the Blackberry Z10. While in the past Blackberry had a reputation for obsolete hardware and minimal effort to adapt to the rise of the touchscreen, the BB Z10 is a game changer. A complete makeover of the Blackberry brand, this new rising star has all of the specs needed to compete with any other top-end smartphone. And with the competitive Blackberry Z10 price, what’s not to love? Let’s take a closer look.
First: The “Feel”
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Before you buy a smartphone, it’s a good idea to visit the store and see how the phone feels in your hands. The new Z10 feels like a luxury item. It’s light without feeling plastic, yet has a well-crafted feeling in your hand. It’s durable and won’t break with just a little nick. The apps also run well and the interface feels buttery-smooth. If you’re looking for a luxurious, well-made phone then this is the one for you!
Furthermore, the Z10 finally offers an onscreen keyboard, similar to those found in Android and iPhone. But that’s just the beginning. Read on to see some of the latest and greatest features you can get in the Blackberry Z10.
The Gestures: An Easier Way to Surf
A fun and more-efficient twist on the typical touchscreen, the Gestures let you use certain finger movements – such as an upward swipe or flick to the side – to access different apps and programs every time, no matter what is currently running. It’s a great way to multitask without getting lost in all of the apps!
The Hub: All in One Place
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You can also tap in the lower middle of the screen to access the Hub, which is a huge organizational step forward. The Hub collects all of your texts, missed calls, Facebook notifications, tweets and blog updates and lets you see them all together. That way, you don’t have to browse through rows and rows of apps to find your message.
BB Balance for Work and Pleasure
This feature will most likely appeal to people who want to use their phone for work as well as play. You can create separate profiles that can contain sensitive information, such as emails from the office or important financial stats, and others that do not. It’s a great way to protect confidential information.
A Time Shift Camera
The 8-megapixel camera allows you to take a quick series of shots and then use the best pieces of each shot to construct one beautiful image. It’s particularly useful with group shots. You can also geo-tag your photos and upload them directly to your social networking sites.
More Apps than Ever Before
Not only is the Blackberry Z10 equipped with an Android runtime player, but App World offers plenty of apps designed for the Z10’s touchscreen. Now you can play Angry Birds just like your iPhone- and Android-toting friends. There are also some apps that Blackberry designed themselves, such as MyAccountant, Blackberry Travel and Paper Camera.
Here’s a quick summary of the specs:
- Display: 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.2 inches (~355 ppi pixel density)
- Card slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
- 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
- Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash,
- OS BlackBerry 10 OS, upgradable to v10.1
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
- Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Krait
- Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery
The new BlackBerry Z10, the company’s latest addition to the BlackBerry family, represents the latest efforts to create something bold, sleek, and competitive in today’s smartphone market with the price of P19,990.
What else do you love about the Blackberry Z10? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Writer: Lenny Marlina (Nina Lia)