Verizon and AT&T’s BlackBerry Z10 with BB10 Poses With iPhone 4S
01/03/2013, 12:58 EST – We’ve previously told you guys that Research in Motion’s upcoming BlackBerry 10-powered devices will be supported by major carriers (if not all) in the United States right? Well, if the Z10 or L-Series for AT&T has already crossed FCC’s territory, here’s another great news: leaked images of two Z10 smartphones for Big Red and Big Blue have — apparently — been leaked online once again.
We know, we know, you guys can’t hold it in any longer, as RIM’s January 30th event nears, more images of its great-looking handsets keep sprouting like mushrooms on the wonderful world-wide web.
Based on a recent report posted by Business Insider, a source is claiming that he’s been testing two BlackBerry Z10 smartphones that are bound to enter AT&T and Verizon’s doors, in fact, one of the full-touch BlackBerry phones sports a small Verizon logo on its upper-left corner and as far as we can tell, these images are definitely not photoshopped. The image shows the two unannounced phones with Apple’s 2011 handset, the iPhone 4S.
To add up to your excitement, the source is claiming that the BlackBerry Z10′s “build quality is really nice.” and that “[the] back cover feels rubbery and snaps on sort of like the back cover on Samsung’s Galaxy S3″. He also commented that the device’s screen “looks great”, that the “web browser is very quick” [as fast as a desktop browse] and the BlackBerry 10 platform’s stock web browser supports the Flash plugin so that’s a very good thing, BlackBery devices are, after all, known for their ‘close-to-being-useless’ web browsers (we’re talking about the OS 6 version or older). The tipster also noted that the new AppWorld application marketplace looked pretty similar with that of the Google Play Store for Android devices so users of the world’s most popular mobile operating system will most likely feel at home when using a BlackBerry 10 device.
The best part is not just the phone’s great build quality and zippy performance, we were anxious to find out whether the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 OS will boot just as slow as its predecessors but luckily, the completely overhauled platform now boots in just a minute as opposed to a decade! Seriously, when it comes to comparing boot times of Android and iOS devices against BlackBerry phones, BlackBerrys are slowpokes, no doubt about it.
So far so good, we’ve been hearing a loot of good things about RIM’s upcoming devices and we hope that these things will be praised just as well when they start getting into the hands of Crackberry fans by the end of January, should Windows Phone and iOS watch their backs? For now it’s still too early tell, Android is currently the King of mobile platforms and analysts have already predicted that it will stay that way for quite some time, the BlackBerry 10 may not accomplish the success that the Android OS is able to achieve (or its previous success for that matter) but the platform looks pretty promising enough to become relevant in the ludicrous world of smartphones.
Keep an eye out guys, 2013 will definitely become a smartphone battlefield.
Source: Business Insider.
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