New BlackBerry 2014 - Z10 review
RIM (now re-branded as Blackberry) embarked on a quest to save its ailing brand and restore its confidence back with its once loyal consumers two years back, with the announcement of its Blackberry 10 platform. After months of anticipation and several leaks later, the company released its BlackBerry 10-powered  handset - BlackBerry Z10. Being the first handset to run on BlackBerry 10, it would be a understatement to say that a lot is riding on this handset.
We got our hands on the handset to experience the platform and to answer the daunting question if BlackBerry Z10 will make BlackBerry matter again?
BlackBerry Z10 brings a visual appeal and familiarity experienced by Android users in terms of its size which stands at 4.2-inch screen and touchscreen experience. In fact the iPhone users would also find similarities when it comes to the fundamental elements like the flat back and the front coupled with rounded corners. It is therefore no surprise that the device was instantly compared to iPhone when it was launched. The handset has a solid construction - containing a concoction of plastics, soft-touch rubber and brushed aluminum.  Blending in a fine, crisp and responsive screen, the button-free glass front is complimented with two-tone chassis along with a soft-grip rubber around the back for a firm hold.
On the top of the device, rests the power button and 3.5mm headphone jack with the volume rocker with a voice control button pushed gently in the middle. On the left side there are two ports namely the micro HDMI and microUSB port. Just above the display sits a in-call speaker and a front facing camera while at the bottom is a prominent touch sensitive BlackBerry Insignia. When you swipe up from the insignia, the device is unlocked even if the screens is off.
As we mentioned before, the BlackBerry Z10 is a button-less handset with most of the interactions happening via onscreen gestures and commands which is quite neat and adds to the Z10's styling. BlackBerry Z10 may not wow you with its innovative or cutting edge technology, but it is attractive and packs in tons of appeal.

The BlackBerry Z10 packs in a 1280 x 768 resolution, with 356 ppi, beating iPhone 5 at 355ppi. The resolution of 720p coupled with a smaller display brings out a perfectly sharp and rich viewing experience for users. The panel flaunts great quality, with pure whites and is quite bright, making texts pop up and bold - a clear win for the Z10's LCD display.
Blackberry and qwerty keyboard have been synonymous, but incidentally when the company decided to launch their first BB10 powered device they opted for a touch-screen phone. The company introduced their virtual keyboard with Z10 promising a unique experience. Once you start dabbling with the keyboard you are amazed by its fluidity and incredibility.
It is infact simply fantastic. Designed to accommodate all types of users – those with slim fingers and those with broader ones, the virtual keyboard has the keys reasonably well sized and spaced, allowing for both comfortable and accurate typing. It understands and learns your tendencies and intelligently predicts your text and even allows you to utilize multiple languages at once. In short this keyboard is the best in the business.


Size 4.2
Resolution 1280 x 768 resolution, at 356 PPI
OS BlackBerry 10 OS
Processor Dual Core 1.5 GHz
Battery capacity 1800mAH removable battery
Talktime Up to 11 hours talk time (3G)
Standby Up to 17 days standby time
Camera resolution 8 megapixel auto-focus rear camera, 2 megapixel fixed-focus camer.

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