Posted by Sam Weiss on 3/23/2013
Blackberry has grown by more than 30,000 apps for blackberry 10 in 7 weeks, recently hitting 100,000 apps just in time for the launch of Z10. Amazon Kindle, OpenTable, and The Wall Street Journal is now available for download for BlackBerry 10. The Daily Show, eBay, eMusic, Maxim, MLB at Bat, MTV News, Pageonce, PGA, Radio, Skype, Soundhound, and Viber will follow. Since most complaints on
BlackBerry’s new product were the lack of apps compared to Android and iOS. BlackBerry has focused into making more apps for the BlackBerry World store. BlackBerry Z10 will be launching tomorrow in the U.S.
The design of BlackBerry Z10 kind of looks like Apple’s black iPhone 5, tall and narrow, straight edges with round corners and a 4-inch screen. But what differentiates it from the iPhone 5, is that it has no navigation buttons, instead it is operated through gestures which are easy to pick up. The phone is 5.1 inch tall, 2.6 inch wide, 0.35 inch thick, and weighs 4.8 oz. Blackberry features a new touch screen keyboard, it learns your writing style and suggests words to helps you type faster. And if you tend to mistype certain letters, the keyboard will remember and subtly adjust to make sure you hit the right key.
The Z10 has a 4.2 inch LCD display and a 1,280x768 pixel WXGA HD resolution. The phone has a 2 megapixel front facing camera, above the display are a set of sensors, the notification LED. At the right edge are the up and down volume and voice command trigger/ pause button.
Pressing the up and down volume buttons at the same time lets you take a screenshot, and pressing either snaps a picture. At the left edge are the Micro-HDMI port and Micro-USB port, the power/lock button and the 3.5 millimeter headset jack. On the back of the phone is the camera lens with LED flash.