As soon as Blackberry announced its new phones, several wireless carriers have officially confirmed their support to carry both the Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10 phones. Verizon has release press release, stating it will offer the Blackberry Z10 on its network in the U.S. The carrier will charge $199.99, along with your signature on a two-year contract.
The Big Red network has also decided to sell the Blackberry Q10 keyboard phone. But, the carrier kept mum on price information for its version of the Q10 phone.
Both the Z10 and Q10 phones will run on the brand new spanking Blackberry 10 OS, which offers powerful new gesture-based interface. It offers BlackBerry Flow, BlackBerry Peek, Blackberry Hub, BBM Video chat with screen sharing, BlackBerry Balance (to keep work and personal data separate), a new on-screen keyboard for Z10, which guesses your next word, while you texting. BlackBerry Flow brings true multitasking, that lets the device to run opened apps simultaneously and offer seamless transition between them. BlackBerry Peek lets you to drag the Hub in from the sides of the screen.
If you need a specs refresher, here is list of the features of both Z10 and X10:
# 4.2” WXGA screen (1,280 x 768, and 356ppi pixel density)
# Dual-core Krait CPU at 1.5GHz
# 2 gigs of RAM
# 4G LTE capability
# 8MP rear camera with Time Shift mode
# 2MP camera on front with 720p HD video calling support
# 16GB eMMC + SD card slot
# micro HDMI, micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, NFC
# 1800mAh removable battery to provide up to 10 hours of talk time
# 3.1-inch Super AMOLED 720x720p display with 330 ppi
# QWERTY keyboard
# 1.5GHz dual-core CPU
# 2GB RAM
# 16GB onboard storage.
BlackBerry Q10 phone packs a stainless steel build, “edge-to-edge glass”, and the manufacturer is referring to a three-dimensional weave on the back side of the phone. Verizon has failed to confirm exact release dates for these products, but noted that the Z10 will be available to purchase some time in March.