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BlackBerry Q10 vs iPhone 5: tech specs comparison

We take a look at the technology used in RIM's latest BB10-powered smartphones

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BlackBerry Q10

RIM has announced the new BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 smartphones. Both are high-end touchscreen phones packed with the latest technology.

BlackBerry is also running the BlackBerry 10 operating system. RIM has announced this today and we'll get a closer look at how it shapes up against iOS 6 over the next few days.

In this article we take a look at how the internal BlackBerry Q10 tech specs shape up against the iPhone 5

BlackBerry Q10 Tech Specs

Screen: 1280 x 768 resolution, 356ppi, 4.2-inch
Processor: 1.5 Ghz dual core processors
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB (internal storage) and microSD slot for expandable memory up to 32GB
OS: BlackBerry 10
Camera: 8MP rear-facing, 2Mp front-facing
Colours: Available in Black & White
Connectivity: 4G LTE or HSPA+ networks, NFC, micro HDMI
Battery: Up to 10 hours* talk time (3G) and Up to 13 days* standby time

iPhone 5 Tech Specs

Screen: 1136x640, 326ppi, 4-inch
Processor: A6 1.2 GHz dual core CPU, triple core GPU
RAM: 1GB
Storage: 16, 32, or 64GB
OS: Apple iOS 6.1
Camera: 8MP rear-facing, 1.2MP front-facing
Colours: Black or White
Connectivity: 4G LTE or HSPA+
Battery: Up to 8 hours talk time (3G) and up to 225 hours (9 days) standby time

It's clear with this that BlackBerry has the edge when it comes to tech specs. Having said that, there's far more to making a phone than making some technology in a box. And RIM has a long way to go before it can prove itself worthy of taking back marketshare from Apple.

We are all quite well versed with the Apple's iPhone 5 and iOS features, but here's some of the new BlackBerry 10 Q10 new features: Q10.

BlackBerry Hub


Stay close to what's important – keep everything that matters to you in one place. Simply peek into the BlackBerry® Hub from any app with just a swipe and flow effortlessly in and out of your messages and conversations.

BlackBerry Keyboard


The new touchscreen BlackBerry® Keyboard provides an effortless typing experience. It learns your writing style and suggests words to help you type faster, more accurately and with the least amount of effort. And if you tend to mistype certain letters, the keyboard will remember and subtly adjust to make sure you hit the right key.

BBM Video with Screen Share


Switch your BBM™ chat to a BBM™ Video1 conversation and talk face-to-face with those that matter to you most. Use the new Screen Share feature to show photos, your browser, or review a business document together. You can even share the view from your camera. It’s an amazing new BBM experience for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones.

Camera with Time Shift mode


Pinpoint and adjust elements of your picture to get the photo you want. Time Shift mode captures milliseconds before and after your photo – so you can scroll back on the dial to open one friend’s eyes and then forward to catch your other friend smiling, before combining it all to create the perfect picture.



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