The BlackBerry Z10 – A Breath of Fresh Mobile Air

In the mobile electronics sphere, the release of the latest BlackBerry smartphone lineup is the biggest story since Microsoft debuted its Surface tablet. The new QNX-based BlackBerry 10 operating system took forever to roll out but the results were worth the wait. Many have already deemed the new Z10 handset to be too little, too late to save a once-dominant technology powerhouse like BlackBerry. However, the Z10 may be exactly what they need to regain a decent share of the mobile market. Only time will tell if it’s enough.

Z10 Hardware Specs

Much like the iPhone, the Z10 sports an angular candy bar profile. Within its visually subtle exterior shell you’ll find a dual-core, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It’s also got microSD, Micro-USB and a Micro-HDMI port for good measure. The display is a 4.2-inch, 1,280 x 768 pixel unit good for 355ppi. At only 9.33mm thick and weighing a paltry 137.5 grams, the Z10 is every bit as lean and mean as any other smartphone currently available. In addition, it boasts an 8MP AF primary lens and a 2MP front-facing web camera.

BlackBerry 10 Features & Apps

With the Z10, the obvious star of the show is the new BlackBerry 10 OS. The UI revolves around the BlackBerry Hub, which intelligently organizes your notifications and incoming communications. Beyond the Hub, the Z10 boasts BBM Video with Screen Share, improved Contacts, the BlackBerry Browser, BlackBerry Calendar, Remember, Docs To Go, Story Maker, BlackBerry Maps, Voice Control, BlackBerry Connect for Dropbox, Print To Go and Adobe Reader. Furthermore, roughly 70,000 additional third-party apps can be downloaded from the BlackBerry World app market. Considering the fact that BlackBerry 10 can even run Android apps, the Z10 hardly suffers from a shortage of software.

Performance and User Experience

Thanks to its dual-core CPU and a heaping helping of RAM, the Z10 is quite responsive in everyday usage and boasts up to 10 hours of battery life. As for networking capabilities, it supports 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 and GPS. BlackBerry Hub allows users to easily manage incoming emails, text messages, Calendar notifications and social media blasts one-handed. From within any app, one can “Peek” at the Hub with a thumb swipe and jump to another program. For the security conscious, BlackBerry Balance makes segregating user profiles from work and personal data a breeze.

Pros & Cons

On the one hand, the Z10 has basically everything that a contemporary smartphone user would look for when buying a new device. It boasts NFC, tons of power, loads of ports and a brilliant new operating system. The major downsides include fewer apps in the BlackBerry World market than in iTunes or Google Play, no Google Calendar support and the uncertain future of BlackBerry itself. For the average Android or iOS user, the Z10′s navigational scheme will take some getting used to. Ultimately, the BlackBerry faithful will be pleased with the Z10. Attracting new customers will no doubt require more effort.

Yeah or Nay?

Whether or not the BlackBerry Z10 is a good fit for you depends on many factors. For the enterprise user that values security above all else, the Z10 is tough to beat. If you use your phone for business rather than pleasure, the expected $199 on-contract selling price of this BlackBerry is worth it to get a polished and versatile device. The real question is whether those accustomed to Android or iOS will give the new Z10 with BlackBerry 10 a fair shake.

This article was written by Daniel Watson, a blogger for He enjoys writting about new technology, social media and current affairs.

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Will iPhone 5 Better Than Samsung Galaxy S3?

In the technology market of United States, rumors for iPhone 5 once again is rising high because the latest Smartphone of Samsung named as Galaxy S3 has been released recently. So, the critics, trade experts and public are assuming that AAPL will be launching its most awaited iPhone soon. You can also visit iPhone 5 blog to find out the latest on iPhone 5 release rumors.

A recent report says that the people are quite disappointed with the features of Samsung Galaxy S3 because people were expecting super AMOLED plus display screen whereas it is same as in Galaxy S2. Also the users were looking forward for a 2GB RAM but Galaxy S3 has 1GB RAM. The dissatisfaction of the users with the features of Samsung Galaxy S3 will benefit the AAPL because now people will wait for the iPhone 5 and will prefer to buy it.

The trade analysts believe that the features of iPhone 5 will surely be better than Samsung Galaxy S3 because there is not even an enticing feature in it, Whereas, AAPL will surely introduce one or two outstanding features in its upcoming iPhone. Let’s have a look over the expected features of next-gen iPhone.

  • Holographic Display
  • Laser Keyboard
  • 3D 8MP Camera
  • 4G LTE Network
  • NFC Technology
  • And additional features.

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and 4G LTE network system will be featured for the first time in iPhones. Hence, it can be said that the upcoming iPhone will be a new version, and people will love to experience the complete new device. It is also assumed that iPhone 5 will have a larger display screen and Ultra slim look. Both of these features will fascinate the customers to stick to 6th generation iPhone.

We know that AAPL is leading company in mobile industry and the products of the company become popular in the market even before they are launched. People are already aware with the name of iPhone 5 and its rumors. Some of the trade experts believe that rumors for iPhone 5 has been flowed by the company only to get the extra mileage. However, the gadget lovers are just waiting for the release of upcoming iPhone, so that they can explore its real features.

Most of the speculations confirm that the upcoming iPhone will release in either in month of July or in October month.

The people should also know that this time the cost of the upcoming iPhone will be higher because it is estimated that the next gen iPhone will be a sizzling device with superb features. Hence, AAPL will surely keep the price of its next iPhone slightly above than iPhone 4 and 4S.

The critics say that if iPhone 5 releases in July then, it will surely beat the Samsung Galaxy S3 in sales records. But, it is released in October then it may also break the record of iPhone 4S in sales. However, some people also believe that next gen iPhone will be available in the next year only. But the release will surely thrill you with iphone5 features of Holographic display, Laser Keyboard and 3D camera is introduced for the first time in the mobile industry.

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Lots of Differences Between Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4

Let’s talk iPhone!

It turns out that Steve Jobs’ latest project wasn’t the iPhone 4S. As you may have noticed that the iPhone 5 has already been launched and gained massive jaw-dropping moments from gadget lovers.

But for you who still haven’t found out what makes the Apple iPhone 5 much better than the previous Apple iPhone 4S, then you’re on the right page!

apple iphone 5 and iphone 4

Let’s take a look on the design!

Apple iPhone 5 is almost the same with iPhone 4S on the button. The volume keys are divided into home and power keys. Some other few changes have been made in the phone design which is a lot thinner than the previous iPhone 4. However, thinner doesn’t always mean lighter as the Apple iPhone 5 weighs 5.1 ounces- 0.3 ounces heavier than its predecessor. The 960 x 640 display of high resolution makes the Apple iPhone 5 the best device for gaming experience. Continue reading

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Apple iOS 5 – The Monster Unleashed Finally

The major revision in Apple iOS has come up with some interesting features in the shape of iOS 5. There were some overdue features, which have been included in the magnificent version of Apple iOS 5. Apple has made some drastic changes to overcome the previous shortcomings of the iPhone operating system.

Apple iOS 5

People are sick of notifications

In previous versions, Apple iOS users were pissed off by the different notifications in the course of playing some game or some other activity on their iPhone. Really, it was quite irritating to receive a notification or some SMS, especially when you were playing a game and suddenly, the notification occupied the screen. Continue reading

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A Bird’s Eye View on Cool Apple Gadgets

Apple Pixeet

Apple Pixeet 360 Lens and Case for outstanding panoramic viewing is really something extraordinary and a must have for your iPhone. This cool mobile accessory is compatible with Apple iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4. Apple Pixeet will let you enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of different objects. Its “fish eye” lens is designed to cover conventional lens of your iPhone, and once it’s attached, it will enhance its features. Pixeet “fish eye” lens can turn your camera experience into a wondrous word.

Apple Pixeet

There is no rocket science involved, as it can be used very easily. It’s compact and can impress you with its tremendous and appealing results. Apple Pixeet is combined with a “fish lens” and a “lens adopter silicone case.” This casing is made to attach fish eye lens with the mobile. Continue reading

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