The BlackBerry Z10, running BlackBerry 10 is finally here in the US. AT&T is the first carrier to release the Z10, and that’s the model we’ll review here, with occasional mention of the unlocked US model STL100-3 that we also have in house. In terms of both hardware and software, the AT&T version (also an STL-100-3) is nearly identical to its unlocked US and Canadian cousin, and only a small AT&T logo on the back gives it away. There are just a few carrier apps like AT&T Family Maps and a shortcut to the AT&T account management portal, making for a very clean experience.
This is a pure touch screen phone with no hardware QWERTY keyboard. Instead a capable software keyboard takes care of your text entry needs. The 4.2″, 1280 x 768 IPS display is sharp and good looking. The BlackBerry Z10 runs on a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm CPU with 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage. Those are beefy enough specs to make the smartphone’s pervasive multi-tasking smooth. The Z10 has a rear 8MP camera that can shoot 1080p video and a front 2MP camera that can shoot 720p video. Wireless is well covered with LTE 4G and HSPA+, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. The phone has the mobile hotspot feature and very good reception.
The Z10 is a pleasing looking smartphone that’s relatively compact by today’s standards. At 4.2″, the Z10 feels a lot like the iPhone 5 in terms of size and screen dimensions. I personally prefer larger displays at 4.5″ and above for the larger text and more immersive video watching experience, but there’s something to be said for a phone that’s still small enough to be comfortable to use as a phone. It fits easily enough in a pocket and the textured, rubbery back isn’t slippery. The phone is largely make of plastic with an stainless steel inner frame, stainless steel buttons and the front could fool you because it looks so much like metal. The look is strikingly similar to the iPhone 5 and HTC One from the front, but Apple and HTC’s offering look much classier from the back and more exciting overall. That said, the BlackBerry Z10 is attractive looking, even if it doesn’t wander far from the black slab look (Verizon customers have the option to get a white Z10 along with the usual black model).
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Look out New samsung Universe Observe II, there’s a new kid on the prevent, at least if you’re a Verizon wi-fi Wireless client, and that’s the HTC Android operating system DNA. Variously said as the HTC DLX and Butterfly J offshore, the HTC Android operating system DNA is one of our top mobile mobile phones for 2012. It has a thin and stylish design and it’s relatively filter, which makes having this 5″ Android operating system smart phone simpler than you might think. It trounces the Observe II and every other smart phone on the market with its 1920 x 1080 Extremely LCD 3 show. That’s 440ppi pixel density; considerably greater than the iPhone 5′s Retina show and the charming Htc Lumia 920 332ppi show. Shades are more healthy and natural in comparison to Samsung’s Extremely AMOLED HD show and characters and pictures look coloured on the display, much like the HTC One X and iPhone 5. Gorilla Cup defends the rounded glass show.
But it doesn’t quit there, this 5 ounces cellphone operates on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU. The “Pro” is important, it indicates that this is the quad primary version of the S4 formerly found on the rapid LG Optimus G and Nexus 4. The HTC DNA, operating Android operating system 4.1.1 Jam Vegetable with the HTC Feeling UI definitely goes. It seems clearly quicker than other great end Android operating system mobile phones, despite forcing all those extra p. It has 2 jobs of RAM and 16 jobs of storage space. That’s a painful point for us: we’d really like to see more than 16 jobs of storage space since there’s no microSD card port. Of that 16 jobs, our cellphone had 11 jobs available after setting up a few applications (none of which were particularly large).
The HTC DNA has no problems enjoying 1080p MPEG4 top quality video clip or enjoying modern innovative 3D activities. Since this isn’t a Tegra CPU, you won’t get the computer graphics like water insights and splashes in TegraZone activities, but we can stay with that.
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All users in Europe, MENA, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and sometimes it’s affecting USA .. Users also were experiencing problems with their Blackberry mobile phones, RIM announced that their network is down since yesterday and this is affecting all the Blackberry smart phones.
Rim said that the users will face failure in connecting to any network connection bec. of the internal problem of RIM.
Today RIM announced the reason it’s network is down inorder to update it’s users about the problem, below is the official message from RIM :
“The messaging and browsing delays being experienced by BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina were caused by a core switch failure within RIM’s infrastructure. Although the system is designed to failover to a back-up switch, the failover did not function as previously tested. As a result, a large backlog of data was generated, and we are now working to clear that backlog and restore normal service as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we will continue to keep you informed“.
We will keep you updated regarding the Blackberry outage .. so stay tuned for more information.
If you are facing a problem with BB service and your country is not listed above .. feel free to share with us in the comments and we will message RIM about it.