The BlackBerry Z10 has arrived via carrier Three in the UK, and can be picked up at an upfront price of just £69. It is available both online and via the company’s stores across the country and comes in a choice between two monthly plans, one with all-you-can-eat data.
The device has been in the news so much ever since its official unveiling at the end of last month. The company revealed that it would arrive in the US later than it would in other regions of the world and little-known retailer Solavei was waiting in the wings to announce that it would bring the device stateside before it was officially to be made available there.
The new smartphone has a 4.2-inch IPS display offering users visuals at a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and a depth of 356ppi. Inside, power comes from a 1.5GHz, dual core Qualcomm processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal flash memory for company. Those who wish to expand this hoarding capability can do so via microSD cards of up to 32GB in capacity.
Of all its features, and we’re not counting out the new OS, the Time Shift camera mode is one of the most interesting. It lets users turn back the clock to a little before the image was taken in order to get the best out of everyone’s faces. Three’s Brendan explains it well. Check out the video below for some trippy beats blended with the touching upon of a few key features.
An 8MP camera with a BSI sensor, auto focus, flash capabilities and a 5-element lens is a nice addition, while a 2MP imager can be found on the front panel. The handset’s 1,800mAh battery can apparently deliver up to 10 hours of talk time on 3G networks. It is claimed it helps the phone go for about 13 days without needing to recharge.
The BlackBerry Z10 is available on Three’s Ultimate Internet 500 plan for £34 a month. Interested customers can also opt for The One Plan at £36 a month. Those who book it online can expect deliveries to begin tomorrow, February 19, 2013.
Platform: BB 10 OS
Display: 4.2-inch IPS
Screen resolution: 1280 x 768 pixels
Main camera: 8MP with AF, flash, BSI
Secondary camera: 2MP
Internal memory: 16GB, expandable via microSD card slot
Processor: 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm chip
Connectivity: 4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery capacity: 1,800mAh
Dimensions: 130 x 65.6 x 9 millimeters
Weight: 137.5 grams
Others: Micro HDMI port, GPS