The day is finally here, the new Blackberry Z10 phone has arrived. But is this new flagship phone for RIM good enough to keep the struggling company alive or is this just a last-ditch effort before Blackberry goes bye-bye?
While I haven’t been able to check out the new Z10 I have done some research on it and it seems like a pretty nice phone considering it’s made by Blackberry. At first glance its scary looking how similar it is to a black iPhone 5, even with the way the display is set up with the square apps on the home page. Watch out RIM, Apple might have you next on their list for companies to sue for copying them.
the Z10 does bost a bigger screen and better screen resolution than the iPhone 5 and does run on the same Dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip as the GS3 and Lumia 920, and lets face it, if it was anything less than either of those, Blackberry wouldn’t be starting off very good.
My biggest question for this new phone is going to be the app availability. I know Microsoft has been behind Apple and Android in the app department for a while now and they have been doing it even longer than Blackberry has been, so I can only imagine how far behind the Z10 is going to be when it comes to apps.
The Z10 does have the free Blackberry Messenger app which is the least they could add onto this phone but the YouTube app is a joke because it isn’t even a real app, all it is is a bookmark to the mobile site, then again its better than no YouTube at all I suppose.
I could go down the list of things the phone has and compare it to its three main competitors but I figured I would let the diagram down below do that for me.
I will be interested to see how the Z10 holds up over time to the big three and I hope that it does. The more competition to Samsung and Apple, the better phones those two companies will be forced to produce to stay on top. Unfortunately only time will tell if this phone can keep up with the big boys and can help turn the corner for RIM.
BlackBerry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III vs. iPhone 5 vs. Nokia Lumia 920
Samsung Galaxy S III
|Screen Size||4.2 inches||4.8 inches||4 inches||4.5 inches|
|Resolution||1,280 x 768||1,280 x 720||1,136 x 640||1,280 x 768|
|Weight||4.78 oz||4.7 oz||3.9 oz||6.5 oz|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4||Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 (in the U.S.)||Dual-core Apple A6||Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4|
|Storage||16 GB + microSD slot||16GB, 32GB or 64GB +microSD slot||16GB, 32GB or 64GB, no card slot||32GB, no card slot|
|Connectors||microUSB, micro HDMI||microUSB, HDMI adapter not included||Apple Lightning, HDMI adapter not included||microUSB, HDMI adapter not included|
|Operating System||BlackBerry 10||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)||iOS 6||Windows Phone 8|
|Battery||305 hours standby, 10 hours talk time (3G)||790 hours standby, 11:40 hours talk time (3G)||225 hours standby, 8 hours talk time (3G)||300 hours standby, 10 hours talk time (3G)|
|Camera||8MP, LED flash, autofocus||8MP, 3,264×2,448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash||8MP, 3,264×2,448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash||8MP, 3,264×2,448 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Networking||Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot||Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE||Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE||Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Price||$199 (estimated)||$199.99 + $35 carrier fee||$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB||$99.99|
Table is courtesy of Mashable.com
What do you guys think? Yes or no for the Blackberry Z10?