The BlackBerry Z10 is a high-end LTE touchscreen-based smartphone developed by BlackBerry, previously known as RIM. The BlackBerry Z10 is the first of two new BlackBerry phones presented at the BlackBerry 10 event on January 30, 2013. The BlackBerry Z10 was followed by the Z30.
|Availability by country||January 31, 2013 (UK)
February 5, 2013 (Canada)
February 10, 2013 (UAE)
February 22, 2013 (South Africa)
February 25, 2013 (India)
March 22, 2013 (US)
|Dimensions||130 mm (5.1 in) H
65.6 mm (2.58 in) W
9 mm (0.35 in) D
|Weight||135.4 g (4.78 oz)|
|CPU||ARM 1.5 GHz dual-core
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960) (STL100-2 & STL100-3 & STL100-4)
Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 (STL-100-1)
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Storage||16 GB flash memory|
|Removable storage||Up to 128 GB microSDXC|
|Battery||1800 mAH removable battery|
|Data inputs||Multi-touch touchscreen, on-screen keyboard|
|Display||1,280 x 768 px (0.98 megapixels) 4.2-inch (built on 71µm pixel) at 356 ppi, 15:9 aspect ratio|
|Rear camera||8 megapixels, 1080p video capture|
|Front camera||2 megapixels, 720p video capture|
|Connectivity||IEEE 802.11n-2009, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Micro HDMI, Micro-USB|
BlackBerry's chief operating officer Kristian Tear and chief marketing officer Frank Boulben fought against co-founder and former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis to have the touchscreen Z10 prioritized over the Q10 which has a physical keyboard.
The BlackBerry Z10 uses the new BlackBerry 10 (Currently running on 10.3.3) mobile operating system based on QNX. The user interface of BB 10 is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interaction with the OS includes a range of multi-touch gestures, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the BB10 operating system and its multi-touch interface. The Z10 comes pre-loaded with a variety of default BlackBerry applications.
The phone has a mobile hotspot functionality, which supports up to 8 devices, sharing its internet connection. It accesses the BlackBerry World, an online application distribution platform for the BlackBerry OS. The service allows users to browse and download applications, games, music, videos from the BlackBerry World store. Additionally, the touchscreen keyboard learns the user's writing style and suggests words to help the user type faster.
The BlackBerry Z10 has an 8-megapixel camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash capable of shooting 1080p video, while there's a 2-megapixel camera on the front that shoots video at 720p". A unique feature in the Z10's camera app is TimeShift. "BlackBerry has been showing it off for a while, and it lets users dial back the time on certain pictures so that people aren't making less-than-ideal faces in it (like blinking mid-shot).".
The Z10 has voice control, that allows the user to operate the phone by spoken commands. This can be used to send messages, compose emails, dictate documents, and search the phone just by speaking to the app.
There are four SKUs for the Blackberry Z10, corresponding to the North American carrier band distribution and international versions. The LTE version of the Z10 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (SoC) which has a dual-core CPU running at 1.5 GHz, and an Adreno 225 GPU for LTE-capable units. For markets where LTE is not supported (international model), BlackBerry released the Z10 with the Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 (SoC) which has a dual-core CPU running at 1.5 GHz and a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU. It will use STE M5730 modem.
Z10 follow all the slate phone design, with the outer housing of the frame is made of plastic combined with an internal stainless steel metal frame, while the back cover was made of plastic and protected by rubber finish. The on/off and volume button were made of metal.
It is available in 2 color variant, which is black and white.
In Canada, the BlackBerry Z10 was available at Bell Mobility (including Virgin Mobile Canada), Mobilicity, Rogers Wireless (including Fido), SaskTel, Telus Mobility (including Koodo Mobile), Wind Mobile, and Vidéotron Mobile. It went on sale February 5, 2013. MTS mobility started a presale for the Z10 with an unknown launch date for the phone. Eastlink has also released the Z10.
In South Africa the Z10 became available on February 22, 2013 on MTN. Vodacom had announced their intention to make the Z10 available, the day before on 21st Feb 2013.
Claro República Dominicana announced pre-order date of March 7 on Facebook and sale on March 14 in the Dominican Republic. Orange Dominicana also announced pre-order of March 7 with a launch of March 14 on their Facebook page.
On February 10, 2013, prepaid provider and T-Mobile US-MVNO Solavei became the first in the United States to offer the BlackBerry Z10. In March 2013, T-Mobile USA announced that the Z10 would be available for business pre-order on March 11, with pick-up on March 13. The store wide launch was scheduled for March 27. On March 11, AT&T announced a March 22 release date for the device, with pre-orders beginning March 12. Verizon announced pre-ordered for March 14, with a release date of March 28.
Mexican Telcel announced pre-orders for Z10 on March 21 on Facebook and finally released on April 2.
In India, the Z10 was launched on February 25, 2013.
|Model||STL-100-1 (RFG81UW)||STL-100-2 (RFH121LW)||STL-100-3 (RFK121LW & RFF91LW)||STL-100-4 (RFA91LW)|
|Countries||Nepal,Nigeria, South Africa, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Spain, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, El Salvador||Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Brazil||Canada, Mexico, United States||United States|
|Carriers/Providers||Ncell, Vodafone Spain, Orange España, Yoigo, Turkcell, Avea, Vodafone Turkey, Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, U Mobile, Smart, Sun Cellular, MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, Etisalat Nigeria, Glo, Vodacom, MTN South Africa, Cell C, Telkom South Africa, STC, Mobily, Zain Saudi Arabia, Etisalat UAE, Du, Claro Colombia, Movistar Colombia, Tigo, Movistar Chile, Entel, Digitel, Movistar Venezuela, Taiwan Mobile||Altel, Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, U Mobile, Optus, Telstra, A1, 3 Hong Kong, PCCW Mobile, Smartone Hong Kong, Globe Philippines, M1, SingTel Singapore, StarHub, Vivacom, Orange France, SFR, Bouygues, Vodafone, O2 Germany, Deutsche Telekom, O2 (Ireland), Vodafone Italia, TIM, WIND, KPN Netherlands, T-Mobile Netherlands, Vodafone Netherlands, Orange Polska, Play, TMN, Vodafone Portugal, Optimus, EE, O2 UK, Vodafone UK, 3 UK, TIM Brasil, Claro Brasil, Oi, Vivo||Bell Canada, Rogers, TELUS, Telcel, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US, Wind Mobile, Vidéotron Mobile (Québec)||Verizon Wireless|
|2G||Quad band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)||Dual band CDMA Cell and PCS (800/1900 MHz)|
|3G||Quad-Band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz)||Tri band HSPA+ 1, 5/6, 8 (2100/850/900 MHz)||RFK121LW: Quad band HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6 (850/1700/1900/2100 MHz)
RFF91LW: Tri-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6 (850/1900/2100 MHz)
|Dual band CDMA（EVDO） Cell and PCS (800/1900 MHz)
Dual band UMTS (900/2100 MHz)
|4G||N/A||Quad band LTE 3, 7, 8, 20 (1800/2600/900/800 MHz)||Quad band LTE 2, 5, 4, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz)||LTE Band-13 (700 MHz)|
|Weight||135.4 g||136 g||136.3 g||137.5 g|
|SoC||Texas Instruments OMAP 4470||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960)|
|CPU||1.5 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9||1.5 GHz dual-core Krait|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX544 + Vivante CGPU||Adreno 225|
|ISMI Prefix||35401005:RFG81UW; 35703305:RFG81UW||35489705:RFH121LW||35292105:RFF91LW; 35292205:RFF91LW; 35388705:RFK121LW; 35428905:RFK121LW; 35625105:RFK121LW||99000124:RFA91LW; 99000124:RFA91LW|
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