HTC’s M7 is expected to push the company back into one of the top spots as an Android smartphone maker. Even though the company hasn’t yet provided too many details about the phone and its expected release date, we wonder if it is worthy enough to make RIM’s chances with the BlackBerry 10 even more difficult than it already is. Yes, it hasn’t come out yet, but RIM’s pinning all of its hopes on the success of their latest OS offering. That’s why we’re pitting the M7 against the BlackBerry 10 Developer Alpha device.
Display: In terms of display size, the HTC M7’s 4.7-inch screen fares much better than the BlackBerry 10’s 4.2-inch screen – and not just because of the larger screen. Even in terms of resolution, the M7’s 1920X1080 pixel screen has a higher resolution than the BlackBerry 10’s 1280X768 pixel display.
Tech specs: While we don’t know much details about the processor, the M7 does have a higher 2 GB RAM than the BlackBerry 10’s 1 GB equivalent, which makes it a much more appealing choice for those who love to multitask or run heavy apps.
The OS: While little is known so far about whether the BlackBerry 10 will be able to make a mark in a market where Android and iOS have been reigning supreme over the past couple of years, one of the obvious differences is in the extent of apps on offer. Currently, the Android OS is the most popular smartphone OS in the world and has over 700,000 apps on offer. However, the upcoming BlackBerry 10 has just about 43,000 apps – a far more limiting variety.
Connectivity: The BlackBerry 10 Developer Alpha has just 3G connectivity, while the HTC M7 can connect to LTE networks. This means that if you’re looking for higher browsing speeds, you might as well opt for the M7.
Storage space: Another huge advantage of the M7 is its 32 GB of internal storage, when compared to the BlackBerry 10’s 16 GB storage option. This means that you’ll end up reaching for a memory card a lot sooner on the BlackBerry 10.
With such spectacular features, looks like HTC’s upcoming flagship phone will definitely make things much harder for RIM. BlackBerry 10, good luck to you indeed!