Details on new BlackBerry devices

2013-01-31 17:05
Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins introduces the BlackBerry 10 in New York.

Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins introduces the BlackBerry 10 in New York.

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New York – Here are detailed specifications of the new smartphones unveiled Wednesday by BlackBerry as part of the company's comeback effort:

The touchscreen Z10 will be sold at an unsubsidised price of $599, but can be obtained through some carriers for $149 with a three-year contract.

At 130mm in length and weighing 137 grams, it is slightly longer and heavier than the iPhone 5. The Mexican-made Z10 has a display of 10.6cm.

It has an eight megapixel rear camera and a front-facing one of two megapixels.

Battery life is estimated at 10 hours talking time and 13 days on standby.

Another feature is a mini-HDMI port to allow connections to a television or projector.

The new operating system will use "intuitive gesture based navigation," according to BlackBerry.

Pricing for the Q10, the keyboard-equipped sibling, was not made available Wednesday. The keyboard will reduce the size of the screen, which will be tactile, to 7.8cm.

The Q10 will have the same BlackBerry 10 operating system and camera as the Z10. Details on battery life were not provided.

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