- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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.

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