Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Targeting high-end customers BlackBerry this week launched its much-awaited Q10 smartphone in the country at a premium price of Rs 44,990.
The new BlackBerry phone has both touch-screen and QWERTY keypad which is different from other high-end smartphones that are only touch-screen.
Let’s have a look at five interesting things about the new BlackBerry phone.Performance and Display
The BlackBerry Q10 has dual-core chipset with processing speed of 1.5 gigahertz allowing good performance. It uses the BlackBerry 10 operating system. The 3.1 Inches phone also sports AMOLED screens and with a resolution of 720 x 720 Pixels you will have a very nice viewing experience.Design
There is exclusivity in the design of the phone. The phone is built on carbon fibre instead of plastic and every Q10 device sold by company will have different design on its back cover.Interesting Apps
Apps like BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Balance, BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Remember will certainly make it fun for the new BlackBerry users. With BlackBerry Hub you can just a swipe and flow effortlessly in and out of your messages and conversations. While the blackberry balance technology keeps your information secure by creating two profiles; one for work and another for personal use, the blackberry remember allows you to collect relevant photos, lists, messages and web links and group them all in one place.Camera
The phone has an 8 megapixel primary camera with Full HD (1080p) recording and a 2 megapixel secondary camera with HD (720p) recording. It has a 5X Digital Zoom . Other features (primary camera) include Auto Focus, Sub Flush Camera Lens, Time Shift Mode. The secondary camera has 720p video recording with 3x digital zoom.Price
The price of the phone somehow might not enthuse you. At close to Rs 45 thousand, you might find the phone bit overpriced. Prasanto K. Roy as very aptly put in his article At this price-point, most people - even BB loyalists - will not buy a phone with a keyboard, and especially not a BlackBerry. At the Rs.45k level, buyers expect the iPhone - or something seriously “cooler” or different -- with a large, multi-touch screen.”
First Published: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 10:49