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There’s a new BlackBerry that wants to get back in the market to lead the way in a post Samsung and iPhone takeover : the Z10. It’s the first phone to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, can the Z10 run the race and keep up in this competitive market?

The BlackBerry 10 was delayed for about a year, and it seems the time was well spent to push the popular brand back in the market. The software is, for a first release, uncommonly slick and well thought out, completely unlike the PlayBook disaster of two years ago, when RIM released a tablet computer that failed at building sufficient email functionality! The Blackberry 10 is more powerful, giving you faster access to your email, tweets, Facebook status updates and text messages.

The BlackBerry has been sliding down the slope as a  failing smartphone in the market. The unfortunate fact is even if the Z10 is set out to do exactly what it’s promised to do there are no guarantees of major market success to save  Research In Motion Ltd., the home of the BlackBerry. The company has announced the name is changing to BlackBerry,however this last resort might see the company sink in to the technology black-hole to disappear forever.

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The Z10 looks very similar to the market leading smartphones, a flat black slab with a touch screen, nearly indistinguishable at 15 feet from the iPhone 5 and Samsung S4. It was launched in the US in March, a market the Blackberry is known to struggle in for some time now.
BlackBerry diehards will  have to wait for the Q10 if they usually enjoy the  physical keyboard normally stocked with the Blackberry brand, a model in the more traditional BlackBerry form.  The loyalists should try the sleek  on-screen keyboard, It’s really good. It provides more vertical space between the keys, imitating the steel bands that separated the hardware keys on the BlackBerry Bold. It’s very accurate and easy to use.

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The biggest obstacle to a RIM comeback is simply that the iPhone and Android have become the default for phone buyers, and few will see a reason to try something else. Microsoft, which has vastly more resources than RIM, has tried for two years to get people to buy Windows Phones, with very little to show for it.

BlackBerry Z10 VS Samsung Galaxy S4?

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The team at AndroidAuthority has made a quick comparison. Check it out!


 

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Some other features:
  • Both of them support SIM type Micro SIM
  • Cellular Data: both LTE and HSPA+ models
  • Wi-Fi: Samsung Galaxy S4 – 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac; BlackBerry Z10 – 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Conclusion:
  • It’s the first of the phones to use the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
  • Launched in the US in March 2013.
  • Stocked with only a touch-screen keyboard
  • A physical keyboard will be available in at least a month for the BlackBerry Q10

There is that nagging concern about the app ecosystem which would really make us think twice.

The BlackBerry Z10 will not blow you away with any next generation features and technology. It performs a variety of smartphone tasks as well as the current competitors in the market. Yes, some features might be slightly better however at the end of the day the simulates in design and functionality does not allow it to stand out from the crowd.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is more in-line with your typical “superphone”, being both a jack-of-all trades and something of a master of them too, at least for now.