Research In Motion Changes Their Name And Launches Two New BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

The past couple of years have not been good to Research In Motion and its BlackBerry devices. With Android and iOS devices dominating the market, RIM had no choice but to “up its game”. With Wednesday’s announcement of the new mobile operating system and new smartphones, the company had planned just that.

First, Research In Motion changed their name to its signature product – BlackBerry. “This is not the finish line; this is the starting line,” said the company‚Äôs chief executive, Thorsten Heins. It appears that the company wishes to start over. It’s not just all words, as the company claims that the new operating system has been re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented.

Along with the new operating system, BlackBerry 10, the company has also introduced two new smartphones that will obviously run on the OS. The full-touch BB10 smartphone is known as the BlackBerry Z10, while the one with a physical keyboard is called the BlackBerry Q10.

( The picture above shows the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone to the left and the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone to the right )

BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone sports a 4.2-inch touch display with 768 x 1280 pixel screen resolution at a density of approximately 355 ppi. The phone also features the BlackBerry 10 operating system, a dual-core Krait processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage capacity (expandable up to 32 GB with a microSD card), an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and a Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery.

Other features of the phone :

  • Sensors : accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
  • Java
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band
  • MicroUSB v2.0
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • LTE

Video credit : BlackBerry.

BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone

The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone sports a 3.1-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 720 pixel screen resolution at a density of approximately 328 ppi. The phone also features the BlackBerry 10 operating system, a physical keyboard (unlike the BlackBerry Z10), a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage capacity (expandable up to 32 GB with a microSD card), an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and a Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery.

Video credit : BlackBerry.