Home > Hardware, Technology > Blackberry 10 : The Latest Blackberry Innovation to Survive in Gadget Industry

Blackberry 10 : The Latest Blackberry Innovation to Survive in Gadget Industry

February 4th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

As one of Blackberry users, i certainly curious about how great the new Blackberry (Blackberry 10) that just launched in England, couple days ago (January 31, 2013). I believe, this would be a final chance for Research in Motion Limited that just change name into Blackberry to survive in gadget industry, after suffered greatly for the last 5 years. Blackberry stock has been declining for the last 4 years since it reach highest value at June 2008. The lack of innovation and the popularity of Apple and Android gadget are the reason why a lot of users began to leave Blackberry as their primary gadget.

I personally feel that the old Blackberry is nothing compared to iOS and Android gadget. The only reason why i still use Blackberry is its Messenger Application, Blackberry Messenger (BBM). BBM still dominate in Indonesia as number one messenger application beating Yahoo Messenger and WhatsApp Messenger. So it’s interesting to see what Blackberry 10 can do to make Blackberry survive in market for the next 5 years.

Blackberry 10 Launching

Couple days ago, the latest Blackberry gadget that use Blackberry OS 10 finally launched. The following is the video of Z10 and Q10 smartphones launch highlights.



Blackberry 10 Features

Everything in BlackBerry 10 is really designed from scratch. So, BlackBerry 10 is not just a rebuild or remake version of the old Blackberry. This product is really a brand new product. Blackberry OS 10 itself is built on QNX core program (kernel). The kernel is also used in the automotive industry, nuclear power to military aircraft. As Thorsten Heins (Blackberry CEO) said, Blackberry 10 a lot of features that will give new experience to the users, such as :

  • New version of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) that make the users can do video call, video chat and screen sharing.
  • Faster internet browsing and social media integrated system to BBMFacebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
  • Blackberry HUB that make users can perform multi tasking and running 8 applications at the same time.
  • Blackberry Balance that allow users to separate the functions of smartphones for work and personal use. So the applications inside the smartphone can be distinguished.
  • Virtual keyboard that claimed better than all virtual keyboard in other smartphone.
  • The battery that can be replaced, when the indicator is showing “low battery” status.
  • The support of 70 thousand applications developed by famous developer such as RovioDisneyFoursquareCisco, dan Skype that are available for download from Blackberry App World.

 

BlackBerry 10

 

Blackberry Z10 or Q10?

There are two choice Blackberry 10 product that released on the market. The first one is the touch screen version, Blackberry Z10 and the second one is QWERTY keyboard version, Blackberry Q10.

Blackberry Z10

This version is very similar to Apple iPhone. Z10 is a full touch screen Blackberry that packed with display size of 4.2 inch (0.2 inch wider than iPhone 5). The screen has 4 point multi-touch capabilities IPS LCD display with 1280×768 resolution and 356 ppi.

Blackberry Z10 Front

Z10 reinforced with dual core 1.5 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of flash for storage media. It’s also supports NFC technology for mobile payment services, file exchange and connectivity 4G LTE and HSPA+. For the camera, Z10 is embedded with 2MP front camera and 8MP rear camera. Blackberry Z10 can also last for 10 hours talk time, thanks to the new 1800 mAh Li-ion battery.

Blackberry Z10 Back

Z10 has been released in England last thursday (January 31, 2013). Canada will be the next country that will get the product. Blackberry will release Z10 in Canada tomorrow (February 4, 2013). And the United Arab Emirates as one of the most important markets will get BlackBerry Z10 on February 10, 2013. Meanwhile in the United States of America, it’s will be available on March 2013.

Blackberry Z10 Specification

If we see the BB 10 specification, it’s also similar to two world best selling gadget, Samsung Galaxy S III and Apple iPhone 5. The only difference is only the RAM. Blackberry Z10 and Q10 use 2 GB RAM, meanwhile Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 use only 1 GB RAM.

Blackberry Q10 Specification

Processor : Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
RAM : 2 GB
Graphic Processor Unit : Adreno 225
Operating System : Blackberry 10
Storage Media : 16 GB
Screen Size : 4.2 inch
Resolution : 1280 x 768 pixel
Screen Type : LCD
Back Camera : 8MP with Flash LED
Video Resolution : 1080 pixel
Front-facing Camera : 2MP
Battery : 1800 mAh
Network : GPRS, EDGE, HSPDA, 3G, 4G LTE
Wireless Network : NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity : MicroUSB, SIM, MicroHDMI, jack audio 3 mm
Weight : 135 gram
Dimension : 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm

Blackberry Q10

You have to wait until April 2013 to buy this product. The specifications of BlackBerry Q10 is actually not much different from Z10. The difference is more to physical side, Q10 is equipped with touch screen and QWERTY keyboard like the old Blackberry Bellagio. The screen will be 3.1 inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 720 screen resoultion 360 ppi. Q10 weighs a little heavier than Z10 (only 4 grams difference).

Blackberry Q10 Front

What makes Q10 unique is the back of the phone. It’s created from glass weave material, a new type of material that claimed thinner, lighter and stronger than plastic.

Screen Q10 – initially predicted named X10 – has 3.1 inch Super AMOLED dispay with 720×720 resolution 360 ppi. Q10 weighs a little heavier than the Z10, which is 139 grams.

Blackberry Q10 Back

Both Blackberry 10 gadget (Z10 and Q10) has similar specification. The only difference is only the screen size and QWERTY keyboard.

Blackberry Q10 Specification

Processor : Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
RAM : 2 GB
Graphic Processor Unit : Adreno 225
Operating System : Blackberry 10
Storage Media : 16 GB
Screen Size : 4.2 inch
Resolution : 720 x 720 pixel
Screen Type : LCD
Back Camera : 8MP with Flash LED
Video Resolution : 1080 pixel
Front-facing Camera : 2MP
Battery : 1800 mAh
Network : GPRS, EDGE, HSPDA, 3G, 4G LTE
Wireless Network : NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity : MicroUSB, SIM, MicroHDMI, jack audio 3 mm
Weight : 139 gram
Dimension : 119 x 66.8 x 10.35 mm

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Be Sociable, Share!
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.