So far, the BlackBerry Z10 has been officially announced for select locations only, but that hasn’t stopped a few eBay India sellers from disclosing its possible price. The smartphone is also up for purchase through the online retail website and the listings claim it to be 4G ready.
We’ve got a hunch that these Z10 smartphones from BlackBerry being made available are imported versions from either the UK or Canada where 4G networks are available. The device will however come unlocked bearing a host of features introduced with the BB10 platform. Running through the phone’s hardware components, it takes on a full touch design measuring 130mm x 65.6mm x 9mm in dimensions.
Weighing 137.5 grams, the chassis has been incorporated a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor with a 1.5GHz clock speed and 2GB of RAM for smooth functioning. The display runs 4.2 inches wide with HD resolution on the front, while an 8MP camera sits pretty on the rear. An 1800mAh Li-ion battery is placed on the inside to enable up to 13 days of standby or 10 hours of 3G talk time. And where storage is concerned, users will have 16GB of integrated hoarding capacity and a microSD card slot for expansion.
The device is already available for purchase in the UK through Clove for £534, unlocked, while various carriers have it in stock as well, and are selling it on contract basis or with pre-paid subscriptions. Additionally, US providers have announced their intention to make the handset available, but Verizon so far is the only one that has disclosed the launch details.
The cost of the BlackBerry Z10 through eBay.in is Rs. 45,000 and above. Currently, both sellers have a limited number of devices in their inventory, according to the listing pages. The handset is expected to start shipping only after February 15, 2013 and it will also come with an 18-month company warranty, or so states one seller. An EMI option is also available.
Here’s a quick overview of the handset’s key specifications:
Display: 4.2-inch touch panel, 1280 x 768p resolution, 356ppi
Processor: Dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm SOC
Memory: 16GB on board, 32GB expandable; 2GB RAM
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, NFC
Dimensions: 130mm x 65.6mm x 9mm
Weight: 137.5 grams