Research In Motion Ltd. showed off two new BlackBerry phones on Wednesday. They will run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Here’s how the phones compare with Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III.
BlackBerry Z10 tech specs:
_ Display: 4.2-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels (356 pixels per inch)
_ Keyboard: Touch screen only
_ Memory capacity: 16 gigabytes, expandable with microSD card of up to 32 gigabytes.
_ Price: Varies by carrier, some of which have yet to announce details. Verizon Wireless says it will sell it for $200 with a two-year service agreement.
_ Size: height: 5.12 inches; width: 2.58 inches; depth: 0.35 inch (130 x 65.6 x 9 mm)
_ Weight: 4.78 ounces (135.4 grams)
_ Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front.
_ Video recording: high-definition for rear camera (1080p _ comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV); lower resolution for front (720p)
_ Battery life: talk time is up to 10 hours on 3G. Up to 60 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by user with a spare.
_ U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and others.
_ Operating system: BlackBerry 10
_ Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.
_ Availability: In U.S. in March. Varies elsewhere, including U.K. on Thursday, Canada on Feb. 5 and Latin America by end of March.View Entire Story
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