Today was not only a big day for RIM... it was a 'make it' or 'break it' kind of a day.
The Canadian-based giant not only introduced a brand new line of products and innovative software, but also a whole new identity - RIM (Research In Motion) officially adopted the brand BlackBerry. They even appointed musician and song writer Alicia Keys as the company's Global Creative Director.
Check out a summary of what happened at todays event along with hands-on videos of the highly anticipated Z10 and Q10 BlackBerry smartphones....
What are your thoughts? Does BlackBerry have a new product ecosystem that will bring RIM back to speed with the competition...?? Read on more below and let us know:
The Z10 sports a 4.2-inch touchscreen with 1280 x 768 resolution at a density of 356ppi. BlackBerry is promises commendable battery life, with up to 10 hours of talk time over 3G networks and as long as 13 days standby time. The Z10 will be 4G-LTE capable, of course. It’ll also be fairly thin at 0.35 inches and reasonably light at 4.84 ounces.
The smaller Q10, largely matches up with the Z10, when it comes to specs. It too uses a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. And it shares the same rear facing 8-megapixel shooter and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The major differentiator between the two handsets is input. Unlike the Z10, the Q10 offers a physical keyboard that the company says is the widest it’s ever produced. Sitting atop the keyboard is a square, 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a 720×720 pixel resolution.
The Z10 will be priced at $200 with a 3-year contract and will hit US store shelves mid-March under AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. If you live in Canada you'll get yours on February 5th and everyone living in the UK should start waiting in line right now, because they will be available tomorrow (January 31st).
The Q10 will arrive in the US in April with the set price and carrier availability still unclear...