BlackBerry Priv Android handset confirmed
And it'll be out this year.
Touted as the phone that reinvents BlackBerrys forever, the incredible BlackBerry Z10 offers thousands of great apps, a brilliant, revamped version of BlackBerry Messenger with video calling and a super fast browser. But that's not all. The first-ever BlackBerry 10 handset also packs a brilliant camera and what might be the best on-screen keyboard ever too.
So just what makes the BlackBerry Z10 such a great handset? Well for starters, how about the fantastic BlackBerry Hub that makes it easier than ever to socialise and stay in the loop while you're on the go. Not only does it keep everything that matters to you in one place. It also lets you check in with a single swipe, so you can dip in and out of conversations and messages in a flash.
We think you'll love the all-new browser too, with speedier than ever before. Better still, like BlackBerry Hub, it's also designed with socialising in mind and lets you share links with friends via built-in function with just a couple of gestures. It really is that easy.
We all know that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And no one knows that more than BlackBerry. For that reason, the Z10 allows you to simply keep your work mails and documents separate from your social life via separate profiles. And of course switching between them can be done with a single, simple gesture.
At the heart of the Z10 is a 4.2-inch touchscreen with 1280 x 720 (720p HD) resolution and 356 pixels-per-inch image density, which offers crystal clear images and rapid responses to onscreen commands. It's also part of what makes the revamped BlackBerry keyboard such a joy to use.
Totally redesigned, this offers what BlackBerry claims is an effortless typing experience. And they're not wrong. Amazingly, it actually learns your writing style and automatically suggests words. And it corrects typos automatically too.
The onboard eight megapixel camera, with autofocus, 5x digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording is a boon too. Not least due to the brilliant Time Shift mode. This captures an image before and after you take your photo, so that you can scroll backwards and forwards to ensure you get the best image possible.
That means the days of photos being ruined by untimely blinking are over. And you can even combine different friends' facial expressions in the same photo too, so you all look great together and everyone is happy.
Other features of the BlackBerry Z10 take in a powerful dual core 1.5 GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, Micro SD slot (up to 32GB), a two megapixel front-facing camera and GPS and BlackBerry Maps mapping software for easy route-finding.
And it'll be out this year.
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