Oh, BlackBerry, where have you been?
After making less noise than a cat stalking its prey this last few months, BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM or Research in Motion) officially launched two new smartphones, the Q10 and the Z10. Both carry the new mobile platform called BlackBerry 10, as well as the hopes of a company na bugbog na in the smartphones wars. Could these be the saviors Crackberries are hoping for? Let's take a peek under the hood...but first, a video!
The Q10 is what you could call a combo device as it comes with a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad! Yep, folks, for those who like to use physical and virtual keys, this bad boy is the phone for you! Running the show for the Q10 is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, which means it has enough oomph to handle your mobile chores.
We also like the fact that its display has a resolution of 720 x 720, which translates to a pixel density of 328ppi (pixels per inch)—not the highest we've seen, but still respectable. For your Instagram needs, you've got an 8-megapixel HD main camera as well as a secondary 2-megapixel secondary shooter up front. Web surfing is possible thru 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
As we've said, the Q10 comes with the new BlackBerry 10 OS, which promises to bring faster and smoother operation. This platform also packs new nifties like video chat over BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), a feature called Balance (it lets you switch between business and personal apps on the fly), and access to over 70,000 apps!