By Jane Nambi
BlackBerry has unveiled a new set of smartphones, BlackBerry z10 and BlackBerry Q10.
Z10 physical outlook resembles an iPhone 5. It has a large 4.2-inch 1280 x 768-resolution display and a thin all-black body. When it comes to applications, the Z10 does not have a button that takes back users to the home page but relies entirely on users swiping their fingers across the screen from different directions to summon features or menus. It lacks a physical keyboard but instead has software that enables you to pick out words and the desired word is selected with a flick of a finger.
The company said on Wednesday that more than 70,000 BlackBerry 10 apps were now available.
On the other hand, BlackBerry Q10 combines a traditional BlackBerry physical keyboard with a smaller touch screen.
Analysts, technology reviewers and app developers have so far liked the Z10, calling it the company’s first competitive touch-screen phone giving the iPhone 5 and Androids a run for their money.
During the unveiling of the new smartphones also saw the BlackBerry making company, Research in Motion has changed its name to Black Berry.