BlackBerry Z10 Overview
It has been 18 months since a new flagship BlackBerry smartphone has been launched and finally the Z10 has been unleashed. The wait has in part been due to the creation of BB10, the new operating system powering the Z10. BB10 has been completely redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up as part of a new era for BlackBerry and the start of a new future for all their devices to come. Let's take a look at the best reasons to buy the BlackBerry Z10.
The first thing that will strike you with the Z10 is that this is the first all-touch BlackBerry. With a 4.2 inch screen which has a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels and offers a staggering 356 ppi. A major part of the design of BB10 has involved making this touch interface just as intuitive and easy to use as previous BlackBerry systems.
The famous BlackBerry physical keyboard may be gone with the Z10, but no expense has been spared in creating the new on-screen keyboard. With an intuitive touch interface, this keyboard will learn your writing style and suggest words to help you type faster, more accurately and with the least amount of effort. Subtle adjustments are made to correct errors on the fly if you mistype letters.
The new BlackBerry Browser offers an unparalleled experience, with speed, simplicity and integrated social network sharing taking the forefront, all controlled with a seamless gesture based interface. BlackBerry Browser adapts to you and your sharing habits, evolving the experience to suit you perfectly.
BlackBerry Hub is the solution to keeping all of your communication in one place. A simple gesture, from any application, will give you access to the hub so that you can flow effortlessly into conversations. Text messages, BBM, Facebook or Twitter messages and notifications, emails and more - all of your contacts and applications are stored in BlackBerry Hub for your convenience.
BlackBerry Balance is the innovative new feature that feels like you have two Smartphone devices in one. With one simple gesture, BlackBerry Balance allows you to switch seamlessly between work and personal. This means you can alternate between your emails, apps and documents without compromising your personal data or settings.
BlackBerry World is the updated app store of choice for BlackBerry devices, giving you access to apps, games, music, videos, books, magazines and more. Personalised recommendations and more content genres than before make it easier than ever to find something new for your Z10.
The camera on the Z10 weighs in with an impressive 8 megapixel sensor and also features Time Shift, capturing multiple images milliseconds before and after the main exposure. Then you select an area of the picture with the Time Shift dial, before scrolling back and forth to replace the image with a different timeslot to create the perfect image
Reasons to Buy BlackBerry Z10
- BB10 OS
- 4.2 inch high resolution screen
- 1.5 GHz dual-core
- Updated BlackBerry services: Hub, Browser, Keyboard, Balance and World
- 8MP camera with Time Shift
- 16 GB internal storage
- Up to 64 GB micro SD card
BlackBerry Z10 Box Contents
- BlackBerry Z10
- Battery LS1 1800 mAh
- Standard Stereo Headset
- USB Data Cable
- AC Adapter
- Quick Start Guide & Documentation
BlackBerry Z10 Review
The following are some quotes from our BlackBerry Z10 review. To read the full review, click here.
"As well as looking the part on the outside, BB10 has all the functionality expected wrapped up in a very fluid experience."
"The end result is of something that wouldn’t look out of place in the hands of a user in any demographic, definitely a big step in the right direction."
"The rear of the device has a wonderfully tactile embossed and rubberised finish which adds a lot of grip to the Z10 and makes it sit comfortably in the hand"
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Capacity (Up to)||64 GB|
|Resolution||1280 x 768 at 355 ppi|
|Other||24-bit colour depth|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)|
|Data||micro USB 2.0|
|Power||micro USB 2.0|
|Video Out||Micro HDMI|
|Hardware Buttons||Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lock (for Power On/Off|
|Built-in Software||BlackBerry Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Camera Lens||Back Side Illumination for better low-light performance & 5 element F2.2 lens|
|Other||Dedicated ISP (image signal processor) with 64MB frame buffer, image stabilization, Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x) & TimeShift mode|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||2 MP with Image and video stabilization, 3x digital zoom & 720p HD video recording|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 / WMA / WAV / eAAC / FlAC|
|Formats||DivX / XviD / MP4 / WMV / H.263 / H.264|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|3G||up to 10 hours|
|3G||up to 13 days|
|Dimensions||130 x 65.6 x 9mm|
|Software||BlackBerry Magnify, BlackBerry Balance, BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Browser, BlackBerry Calendar, BBM, BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Remember, Docs To Go, Story Maker, BlackBerry Maps, YouTube, BlackBerry Newsstand, Voice Control, Weather, Compass, File Manager, Box, BlackBerry Connect for Dropbox, Print To Go, Smart Tags Adobe Reader, Time Shift|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
Micro SIM card slot
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes, with 64GB card compatibility
Do you have a question?
|Overall Rating||5 Stars||Buy it now!|
||5 Stars||Buy it now!|
Recommend to a friend? Yes
"This phone is spectacular! It is easy, intuitive and really fast! The best keyboard experience."
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