Livia Stroie
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The BlackBerry 10 experience has been unveiled at last and we have a peek at the two new smartphones that RIM (sorry, now officially BlackBerry) will be pitting against Apple and Samsung devices, the current market leaders.

BlackBerry Q10

The BlackBerry QWERTY phone, running BlackBerry 10

The new BlackBerry Q10 got a big cheer from the launch audience when it was first shown at the BlackBerry 10 event. It shows how strongly everyone felt about this type of keyboard and that it's still a firm favourite amongst BlackBerry users.

Although initially the Q10 was rumored to be known as the X10, the new smartphone does not disappoint when it comes to specifications and elegant design, being similar to the BlackBerry Bold. It's a small, square-shaped phone, with a classic BlackBerry look. The screen shows four Active Frames and the application panes have three rows of apps. Here are the specs:

  • Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • 8-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel front camera
  • Durable glass-weave cover
  • 3.1-inch, 720-by-720 Super AMOLED screen
  • MicroUSB and MicroHDMI ports, MicroSD card slot
  • 1.5-GHz dual-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage
  • NFC, microUSB, microHDMI-Out, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, 4G LTE
  • WiFi, GPS

This lovely handset might not be on the market until April, and the chief at BlackBerry mentioned that this will depend on testing.

BlackBerry Z10, the touchscreen beauty that we expected

The BlackBerry Z10 got its own round of applause at the BlackBerry 10 launch, especially when it came to the touchscreen intelligent keyboard that makes it easy to write on the touch screen with one thumb.

BlackBerry Q10

Now we all know how slow and shifty touchscreens can be when it comes to typing, so the BlackBerry crew tried to make the experience as easy as possible – BlackBerry's chief exec, Thorsten Heins, calls it "writing without typing" and will surely be a hit among texting fanatics, also making email easier to create.

Apparently, the 8-megapixel camera leaves to be desired and complaints about it in the press have already started rolling in – surely something that BlackBerry needs to improve in order to keep up with the fierce competition. Z10 has:

  • 4.2-inch LCD display, 1280 x 756 resolution at 356 PPI
  • 8-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel front camera
  • 1,5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • 16GB internal storage and microSD up to 64GB, 2GB RAM
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth, NFC
  • USB 2.0 high speed port , Micro HDMI
  • Up to 10 hours talk time (3G) and up to 13 days standby time

BlackBerry Z10 was pushed to the market on Thursday in Canada and the UK – it will be available in the United Arab Emirates 5th February and other markets, including the US in March.

The non-contract(PAYG), unlocked BlackBerry Z10 pricing is £479 in the UK, and Vodafone will offer the smartphone for £29 on a £42-a-month deal.

Use the BlackBerry Backup Extractor with your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Even these BlackBerry beauties can be lost, broken or have trouble with restoring – so don’t forget to have a BlackBerry Desktop Manager backup handy, that is stored on your computer. If anything happens, you can always extract data with the BlackBerry Backup Extractor.

We are doing our best to add Blackberry 10 backups support soon, so make sure to follow our activity on Facebook, Twitter and on our website!

What do you say, is BlackBerry still the love of your life?