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Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Guest Writer


HOT Is The Blackberry 10 Better Than Other Blackberry Handsets?

Blackberry Z10, the flagship smartphone with the QNX based Blackberry 10 OS is launched in UK and Canada.

Thorsten Heins, CEO of Blackberry, said during the launch, “we intend to lead the move from mobile connection to mobile computing.”

Two New Phones

Blackberry has launched two handsets Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10 supported by the powerful QNX based mobile operating system. Blackberry Q 10 is yet to hit the market. Blackberry Z10 is already introduced in UK market on January 31, 2013 and Canada on February, 5.

The Blackberry Z10 is a touchscreen only smartphone with 4.2 inch touchscreen, 1.5 GHz dual core processor with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 8 MP rear camera with 1080 p video recording and 2MP front camera with 720 p video recording and user replaceable 1800 mAh battery.

This is an impressive looking lightweight device made of plastic. Looks wise it is very different from other Blackberry devices.  The Z 10 is a totally swipe phone without any physical buttons on its front. You have to swipe up to wake the phone, swipe right to check out Blackberry Hub, swipe left to access running apps and swipe down to check settings. The gesture based navigation system is improved compared to other Blackberry devices running BB OS 7 and earlier.

The touchscreen keyboard offers unique predict and autocomplete features that are based on the user’s writing style. The touchscreen keyboard with wide virtual keys makes it easier to type.

About the Blackberry 10 OS

Blackberry 10 OS is the operating system of the next decade. All the latest smartphones and tablets are attempting to make computing truly mobile. The Blackberry 10 OS can be used in a wide range of mobile computing devices.

The QNX-based mobile operating system can handle multiple processes simultaneously. It can also be used to create and combine shared memory with QNX on other devices. For example, you can play the playlist from your phone in the music player of your car dashboard or play videos from your mobile phone on your QNX activated TV set.

BB 10 offers better sharing experience. Using BB 10 you can sign in using your Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare account and share directly from your phone. Blackberry Hub is not a new concept, but with BB 10 it offers an improved experience. You can check up the aggregated inbox with new emails, BBM messages, tweets and third party app notifications.

The multitasking ability of BB10 makes Z10 superior to other Blackberry devices. Multiple BB10 apps can be run by minimizing one and responding to the other. BBM 10 offers improved chat, voice chat and video chat functions. BB10’s camera support features are also much improved compared to earlier Blackberry devices. TimeShift feature captures a rapid series of photos before and after you click the button. It also auto detects faces and can change head positions, if required.

BB10 Apps

Story Maker app on BB 10 is awesome. It allows you to create slideshows using still shots, video clips, titles, captions and sound tracks. BB 10 browser with Bing as its default search engine is much improved than other Blackberry devices.

Our Judgement

Overall, it looks like Blackberry Z10 offers many new as well as improved features compared to other Blackberry devices.

Phil Turner keeps an eye on new mobiles as they are released to the market. He is searching for the perfect phone for the perfect price.

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