Its a new BlackBerry

Blackberry 10 5 Its a new BlackBerry

It’s not just the name. It’s not just the phone. It’s a shift from then to now, a top to bottom makeover. While BlackBerry (ex-RIM) was known to continue advancing in mobile device management security and solutions, many felt that on the mobile phone front they had gotten stuck in time. Under Thorsten Heins’ leadership and a new name, BlackBerry is back, it caught up and it only gets better.


We have here a comparison of the BlackBerry Z10 (from Cult of Android) pitted against the flagship devices of all the other big phone makers spec by spec. The BlackBerry Z10 does quite well.

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BlackBerry Z10
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iPhone 5 
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Nokia Lumia 920
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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Its a new BlackBerry
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HTC One X
Operating System BlackBerry 10 iOS 6 Windows Phone 8 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwitch
Display 4.2-inch LCD display (1280 x 768) 4-inch Retina display (1136×640) 4.3-inch AMOLED display (800×480) 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display (1280×720) 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display (1280×720) 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display (1280×720)
PPI 356 326 332 312 306 312
Processor 1.2GHz dual-core 1.3GHz dual-core A6 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9
RAM 2GB 1GB 1GB 1GB 1GB-2GB 1GB
Storage 16GB + microSD slot 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 32GB 32GB + microSD slot 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 32GB
Camera(s) 8MP (rear) + 2MP (front) 8MP (rear) with f2.4 + 1.3MP (front) 8.7MP PureView (rear) + 1.3MP (front) 8MP (rear) + 1.3MP (front) 8MP (rear) + 1.9MP (front) 8MP (rear) + 1.3MP (front)
Wireless UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE HSDPA, GSM, LTE HSDPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, GSM
Dimensions 130mm x 66mm x 9.3mm 123.83 x 58.57 x 7.6 mm 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm 131.9 x 67.9 x 9.3 mm 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 136 g 112 g 185 g 157 g 133 g 130 g
Battery 1,800 mAh 1,440 mAh, 3.8V 2,000 mAh 3,300 mAh 2,100 mAh, 3.8V 1,800 mAh

Notice how the BlackBerry Z10 stacks up against the Samsung Galaxy S3? It’s mind blowing. Moving on, I also came across a clip from Mashable where they put the BlackBerry Z10 in the hands of iOS and Android users and asked them to navigate through it for the first time. While the video was meant to bash the new BlackBerry saying its too hard to learn and its “perplexing”, it did however prove one point. It’s a shift from the in/out paradigm and from the dependence on the home button. It’s a whole new and fun user experience. Nonetheless take a look, it’s quite interesting.

It’s a new BlackBerry, it’s a new experience. While it’s still centered around communication as it has been known for, BlackBerry took a whole new approach with the hub. I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on one soon.

 Its a new BlackBerry
Web-developer, BlackBerry theme developer (Amekmani Apps on AppWorld), Business Information Systems honors graduate, techprenuer in Namibia and a huge fan of BlackBerry devices.

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