Research In Motion has renamed itself as BlackBerry and launched its new smartphones at a great event in New York. RIM name will be replaced with BlackBerry ,thus now the Blckberry smartphones would be unified under ‘One Brand and One Promise’ motto.
The BlackBerry World store will host lot of of movies,music and TV shows with well over 70,000 BlackBerry 10 applications at launch.The main apps includes the Skype,Angry Birds,Kindle, WhatsApp, Facebook SAP,and Foursquare.
BlackBerry also announced Z10 and Q10. The Z10 will be arrive in UK tomorrow on 31st January) where as in UAE from 5th February.
Z10 features a 4.2 inch display with a 8 megapixel rear camera that is capable to take 1080p stabilized video. Z10 features an 2 MP camera. Z10 is powered by a dual core CPU with clock speed of 1.5 GHz. Z10 has a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage extendable upto 48GB using a 32GB microSD card.For connectivity Blackberry Z10 features Wi-Fi, GPS,latest Bluetooth 4.0, NFC,accelerometer,gyroscope magnetometer and ambient light sensor along with a 1,800 mAh battery.
Blackberry also announced the second BB10 device named BlackberryQ10 with physical keyboard.Blackberry Q10 supports a 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM with 16GB of onboard storage. Q10 has a 3.1-inch touch screen 720 x 720 display.
Both devices has the 4G LTE capabilities. Verizon Wireless will offer both the phones to its subscribers. Blackberry Z10 will be available for cost of $199.99 with a 2 year contract both in black or white models.
BlackBerry Z10 will be launched in several markets by first week of February but U.S. buyers will have to further wait a bit. Z10 is expected in U.S. in March,” Heins said.
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will also offer the phone. Phone retail price is $199 with a contract and can be sold for $599 unsubsidized.
U.K. buyers can get it from EE, O2, Vodafone, Phones 4u, BT, 3UK, and the Carphone Warehouse.
Blackberry Z10 will be available in Canada on Febuary 5. Pricing is about $149.99 on a 3 year contact.