BlacBerry has finally launched the BlackBerry Z10, their first BlackBerry 10 smartphone in India as we announced few days back. It was announced last month, and we unboxed it earlier this month. It comes with a 4.2-inch (1280 x 768 pixels) multi-touch IPS LCD display at 356 PPI pixel density. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, packs a 2GB RAM, 16GB of inbuilt memory and supports microSD cards upto 64 GB.
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The BlackBerry 10 has BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Flow UX, adaptive keyboard, BBM with voice and video chat, Time Shift camera, HTML 5 support in browser, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, BlackBerry World application store.
The BlackBerry 10 has support for 8 indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Devenagiri (hindi), Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Gujarati and Bengali. It also has third-party support for Indian language input.
It has a 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, 5x digital zoom and 1080p full video recording. There is a 2-megapixel front facing camera with that supports 720p HD recording. It is 9 mm thick and weighs just 137 grams.
The connectivity features include, 3G HSPA+, Dual Band 802.11 WiFi a/b/g/n,Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, micro HDMI and GPS. It has 1800 mAh battery that would offer up to 10 hours of Talktime and up to 305 hours standby on 3G, 60 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video play back.
The BlackBerry Z10 is priced at Rs. 43,490 (MRP). It comes in Black and White colors and would be available from tomorrow from over 2000 retailers in 50 cities across India. Aircel, Idea Cellular and Tata Docomo would sell these handsets with special offers.
Tata Docomo offers unlimited mobile Internet and unlimited local calls at Rs. 899, and Aircel offers service bundle of data (1GB data), voice (250 minutes Aircel to Aircel / month) and SMS (250 Aircel to Aircel / month) for 3 months at a recharge of Rs. 153 for both the post-paid and pre-paid customers. Idea did not reveal their special offers yet.
Gaurav Hasabnis contributed to this report