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BlackBerry Z10: What Makes It Unique?

blackberry's latest flagship phone

At first glance, the all-new BlackBerry Z10 looks pretty neat, sturdy and elegant. It also appears to deviate from the usual BlackBerry trademark design. As you can see, it has officially ditched the physical keypad in exchange for a large 4.2-inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen. As a matter of fact, the Z10 can actually be considered as the first of its kind. In other words, it’s unique – at least until it gets a lot of siblings.

Apparently, the new smartphone is the first to run on BlackBerry Limited’s (the rebranded name of RIM) revolutionary BlackBerry 10 operating system. So if you’re familiar with the BB line, you will feel like things have definitely gone through a major makeover. Speaking of which, here are some of the aspects that makes the Z10 even more unique.

New OS

The said smartphone features a revamped operating system that aims to provide a better user experience. Considering that the BlackBerry line has been completely overshadowed by iOS and Android, there’s a great possibility that the Z10 will put it back on track especially now that it has the improved version of BB10 OS in its core. There’s also the BlackBerry Hub which gives you a sneak peek of your active applications. It’s quite different from Android’s Task Manager because you can quickly access your running apps by simply swiping your finger.

8MP Rear Camera

There may be a lot of smartphones with 8MP cameras but only the Z10 has the ability to rewind or adjust your shots using its Camera Time Shift Mode. Gone are those days wherein you will be left with no other choice but to redo your shots just for the sake of getting that picture perfect angle.

The BlackBerry Keyboard

The Z10 may not have a physical keypad but you’ll definitely adore its keyboard. The keys are large enough for fast typing plus it’s smart enough to learn your typing behaviour. Keep in mind that this a built-in feature of the Z10 that’s why you’ll be able to spare your storage for other important things rather than getting a third-party smart typing application.

4G, NFC, Voice Command and a Whole Lot More!

Just like today’s latest smartphones, the Z10 is also capable of connecting to the internet world via 4G connection. It can recognize commands via voice and it can transfer data via Near Field Communication. Not only that, it also has a built-in security feature that will remotely wipe or lock the data that you have stored on your phone.

Want a Free PDF Creator?

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Are You Looking For an iPhone Case That Can Get You In Rhythm (I Mean Your Heart Rhythm)?

  There are innumerable types of iPhone cases available these days. I even believe that there are more variations of iPhone cases than the number of Chinese take-outs in America. As they try to cater to our varying taste for color, level of protection and state of coolness, they came up with all shapes andContinue Reading

Do We Really Need an “UP” to be Up?

Is Jawbone’s “Up” the holy grail of healthy living? Will it help us get fit effectively or just another “shamwow” and “snake oil” kind of deal? Jawbone UP is a bracelet with magic electronic potions inside designed to assist us towards a healthier lifestyle. It needs to be worn 24/7 to be able to recordContinue Reading

Do I really Need a Portable Scanner?

One of the first things I did when I started working as a travelling consultant is to buy a portable scanner so I can scan my documents easily. I want to scan my receipts as soon as I can so I won’t lose it (BTW, I am terrible of keeping receipts). I saw a Visioneer Mobility PortableContinue Reading

Google Nexus 7-The Best Tablet You Can Get This Holiday Season

As a nursing informatics consultant, I am on the road or in most cases “up in the air” travelling to wherever my service is needed. The time that I spend driving or making flight connections, makes it unthinkable for me to travel without a tablet. Primarily, I use my tablet computer to read books andContinue Reading

Will Microsoft’s Surface Pro Scratch The Surface of Computing Public’s Attention?

When Microsoft announced the Surface product line I was immediately drawn towards the Surface Pro and not the Surface RT. The latter got released first to my dismay and while it seems to have done reasonably well, it was clear that the majority of IT professionals were waiting for the Surface Pro instead.The core reason behind that decision is the fact that you can run legacy Windows programs on the Surface Pro but not on the Surface RT. Sure, Microsoft Office and apps that you can download from Windows Store may be all that some users need to work with the device, but I want control over the device and the software that I install on it.Microsoft has not revealed many information about the Surface Pro up to this point in time. Continue Reading