After weeks of speculation and alleged leaks, the full touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 mobile phone has been officially unveiled.
The manufacturer, which has now shunned the Research in Motion (RIM) name in favour of adopting the BlackBerry brand, showcased the device at worldwide press events on January 30th.
Available in black and white variants, the smartphone has a 4.2-inch high-resolution screen, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
Users will be able to download apps, movies and music from the revamped BlackBerry World multimedia storefront, and files can be stored on 16 GB of internal memory.
There is an eight-megapixel camera for high-quality shots, and a two-megapixel front-facing snapper for video chat.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology means that owners can connect to superfast 4G networks, and Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities facilitate wireless data transfer.
Chief executive at the Canadian manufacturer Thorsten Heins said: “This is the most beautiful BlackBerry we have ever launched. I can’t wait for you to try it out.”
Posted by Samantha Green