BlackBerry Z10 is new flagship for…BlackBerry

Yes sir, the RIM (Research In Motion) company from Canada that millions have come to know (and for some, subsequently love), has changed its name to reflect the device that made them famous – BlackBerry. Yup, it will be plain BlackBerry from now on, and this morning, the Canadian company has just announced a couple of new smartphones from their stable which will of course, run on their also recently launched BlackBerry 10 operating system. The flagship model between the two would be the all-touch device known as the BlackBerry Z10.

Of course, initial impressions of the device have proved to be generally favorable, although there are concerns about the battery life (or rather, the lack of it) for the BlackBerry Z10, but perhaps things might change in the future as BlackBerry picks up the pace in time to come (assuming they have enough time to help turn the situation around for them). Just what kind of hardware does the BlackBerry Z10 pack underneath the hood when it comes to other comparable devices that hail from the Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms?

Right now, we do know that the BlackBerry Z10 will cost $599 thereabouts as an unsubsidized smartphone in the US, while our friends living across the pond will be able to get it free on contract. Will such a deal be made available as carriers like AT&T and Sprint have already embraced the BlackBerry Z10? Only time will tell.

It tips the scales at 138 grams and measures 5.13” x 2.6” x 0.37”, sporting a 4.2-inch full touchscreen LCD display at a pixel density that outdoes the iPhone 5, Google Nexus 4 and Nokia Lumia 920 – barely, at 356 ppi and carrying a resolution count of 1280 x 768 which your eyes will definitely fall in love with.

The 1,800mAh battery will be accompanied by 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD memory card slot, while the back carries an 8-megapixel camera with a front-facing 2-megapixel shooter that also does High Definition video recording. A dual-core 1.5GHz processor runs proceedings from within with 2GB RAM helping it chug along. Do you think that you would make the BlackBerry Z10 plunge when it arrives?