The BlackBerry 10 OS’s launch did receive a lot of attention, and so far, everything looks quite promising for the former smartphone leader. The BlackBerry Z10 sure makes for a good looking device and performs quite well too. But, we wonder if it’s enough for old BlackBerry loyalists who made the switch to revert to the BlackBerry? Or will the upcoming Android flagship smartphone of HTC spell trouble for BlackBerry which is desperately struggling for a revival?
BlackBerry Z10: Like we said before, BlackBerry has put a lot of thought into designing the Z10, and it shows. The Z10 is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and 2 GB RAM. Its 4.2-inch screen does seem a tad on the smaller side, especially in the present day when nearly every smartphone maker is bringing out a 5-inch screen device. But the screen has a pretty decent 356 ppi resolution. But on the plus, its 1800 mAh battery does promise a long life on each charge, with BlackBerry claiming up to 10 hours talktime on 3G networks. The Z10 has 16 GB of internal memory, but there’s also a microSD card slot in case you ever run out of the onboard storage. In terms of camera, it’s pretty well packed – an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera make the Z10 a nice pick for the photography lovers.
HTC M7: Even though HTC itself has yet to confirm the launch of this phone, or any details that we’ve been hearing rumors about, it has already generated quite a buzz. The upcoming flagship of HTC, the M7 has a 4.7-inch display with a mind-blowing 469 ppi resolution. Even in terms of power, we doubt if the Z10 can match up to it – it is rumored to have a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. There’s 32 GB of internal storage, but we’re not sure if there’s provision for expansion using micro SD cards. We’re pretty sure the shutterbugs would choose the M7 over the Z10 on account of its 13 MP rear camera and 2 MP front-facing camera. Also to its advantage is the Android Jelly Bean OS, which has hundreds of thousands of apps, unlike the BlackBerry 10 with just over 70,000 apps.