Well, here goes. RIM is announcing its new BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware today. This could be the launch that gets RIM back in the game for smartphones. Or it could be the last time BlackBerry is relevant. It’s a big moment.
The new BB mobiles are known the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10.
The Z10 has a 4.2 inch 1280×768 356PPI screen, a textured back, comes in black and white.Has 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which you can expan with microSD card up to a 32GB, NFC, and LTE. Has a back camera of 8MP and shoots at 1080p. Front-facing is a 2MP with video capabilities. And it runs on new BlackBerry Flow, which is look like Éxpose, but it reduce the content to make it sense as you were using it—no small type in the windows.
The Z10 will be on AT&T and Verizon. The price will be $200, on a 3YEAR CONTRACT. That is a big deal, as more people are drifting toward pre-paid plans, and since three years on a phone contract is basically unheard of. Verizon’s materials say two years, but Thorsten was very certain when he said three, multiple times.
It’ll be release in the “mid of” March for us (due to carrier testing, which is more stringent in the US), but it’ll release in Canada on Feb 5. The UK gets it tomorrow.