The BlackBerry Z10, the first handset to feature the BlackBerry 10 OS will launch in the UK tomorrow. BlackBerry 10 is the company’s (now called BlackBerry and not Research in Motion) attempt to make up ground lost to iOS and Android in the smartphone market.
The touchscreen Z10, unlike previous BlackBerry phones, has a touch-screen and no physical keyboard. BlackBerry also said today it would launch the Q10, which does have a keyboard, soon.
The Z10, which looks very much like the iPhone 5, has a 4.2in screen with 1280 x 768-pixel resolution. It hosts a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. BlackBerry has elected to allow users to expand that storage by removing the back of the phone and inserting a microSD card. The Z10 also has micro-USB and mini-HDMI ports.
The Z10 will be available from networks tomorrow. MacUser’s sister site, PC Pro, reported that one, Vodafone, will offer it at £29 on a £42/ month contract.