When people hear the word “BlackBerry”, it is usually followed by an “ugh” or an “ew.” Most can come to a conclusion that the company did not have a positive year in terms of figures or innovation. For lack of a better term, the company sucked.
But BlackBerry’s last shot, their Z10 device followed by BlackBerry’s OS 10, sparks attention. Reports are now speculating that the device will be compatible with AT&T’s LTE network and will be available only on AT&T. Also, specifications have leaked quite a bit but here are the most common ones we saw:
The Z10 will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 1.5GHz dual core processor, a 4.2-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB expandable of storage and an 8-megapixel camera. This phone can definitely compete against other full-fledged devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note II but can it win over consumers?
Can BlackBerry’s OS appeal to users new to the smartphone market or to those who are used to Android and iOS platforms? BlackBerry’s press conference is on January 30th, 2013, which will dictate if the company has innovated or simply thrown in the towel.