Monday, March 18, 2013

BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order

BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order
GADGET REVIEW: BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order - BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion) Ltd., says it has received an order for 1 million of its new smartphones, marking the largest ever single purchase in the company's history.

The Canadian company is relying on the redesigned BlackBerry to fuel a comeback. The pioneering brand lost its cachet not long after Apple's 2007 release of the iPhone, which reset consumers' expectations for what a smartphone should do.

Blackberry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 in late January. The Z10 is available for purchase in a number of markets around the world and will be available in the U.S. this month.

The company did not disclose who placed the order, but said Wednesday that it came from one of its established partners. Shipments will begin immediately.

Blackberry issued the statement just ahead of its quarterly earnings report on March 28.

The company's shares jumped 77 cents on the news, or more than 5 percent, to $15.24 in late trading Wednesday. The company's stock has more than doubled since autumn on the anticipation surrounding its new devices. 

BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New BlackBerry Z10 Launched in Indonesia

BlackBerry Z10 Launched
RIM / Research In Motion Ltd. on Friday (3/15/2013) launched its new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in Indonesia, the company’s third-largest market, as it rapidly loses ground elsewhere to rivals such as Apple and Samsung.

Some 300 buyers gathered at the upmarket Central Park mall in the capital Jakarta by midday – many queued outside from 7 a.m. – to snap up the Z10, already launched in Britain and Canada, and set to hit U.S. stores next week.

The Z10 is seen as critical to BlackBerry as it seeks to revive its sagging fortunes and regain its lost global market share from Apple and other smartphone makers such as Samsung.

BlackBerry users have dropped in numbers in many of its key markets, but sales are still robust in Indonesia, a nation of 240 million people recognized as the smartphone maker’s biggest market outside the U.S. and Britain.

However Google Inc.’s Android overtook BlackBerry as the most popular operating system in Indonesia in the second quarter of 2012 with more than 50 per cent of the market share, the U.S.-based International Data Corporation (IDC) said.

That is the most recent period for which rankings are available.

BlackBerry still has “many loyalists (in the country) who will still run at the first sight of the (Z10),” Sudev Bangah, the head of IDC’s Indonesia operations, told AFP.

“With the launch of the BlackBerry Z10, we feel that this market share is going to pick up a little bit more, however not significantly (enough) to offset the Android,” he said.

The Indonesia launch came after Samsung unveiled a slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 in New York on Thursday. The South Korean consumer electronics giant said the device would roll out in 155 countries in late April.

Hengki Marzuki, 36, who tried to sneak into the Central Park shopping centre before it opened for the launch, walked out by mid-morning with a gleaming Z10, his second BlackBerry, for which he shelled out 7-million rupiah ($722 U.S.).

“He’s been waiting to buy this phone since January and he sold his Samsung Android phone to buy this,” Marzuki’s wife, Dega Fitri, told AFP.

BlackBerry Indonesia marketing director Eka Anwar said: “With the Z10, and five other products we are going to launch here, we want to make sure everyone holds only a BlackBerry Z10 and no other phone.”

But the launch was nothing like the unveiling of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 in 2011, which ended in a crush as fans tried to grab phones going at half price, in a scene resembling a rock concert.

Android-based phones have lately managed to lure away price-conscious customers, with some by Samsung and Lenovo selling for just $70, while recent models of Apple and BlackBerry cost up to 10 times more.

New BlackBerry Z10 Launched in Indonesia

BlackBerry Z10 Specification and Features

BlackBerry Z10 Specification and Features
BlackBerry Z10 Specification and Features - With its modern design and highly efficiency, the BlackBerry mobile phone meets all the consumer’s needs. The 16 GB internal storage on this black BlackBerry Z10 let you enjoy your favourite music, games, and applications with ease at lightning speed as the smartphone is equipped with a 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor. The BlackBerry Z10 (Unlocked) uses the next generation BlackBerry 10 operating system which makes it even faster in running all the features. Moreover, the BlackBerry mobile phone includes an 8 MP rear camera which gives you the ability to capture all the important moments of your life in HD resolution. The integrated 4.2-inch LCD display on this smartphone lets you relax while reading your preferred e-books or surfing the Web. What’s more, incorporating the 4G LTE wireless technology, this BlackBerry mobile phone helps you browse, stream, and download contents at blazing speeds.


BlackBerry Z10 Product Identifiers

MPN ebay_BlacberryZ10BlackUnlocked

BlackBerry Z10 Key Features

Storage Capacity16 GB
Network Generation4G
Network TechnologyEDGE, HSPA+, LTE
BandEDGE 850/900/1800/1900 HSPA+ 850/1700/1900/2100 LTE 700/850/1700/1900
Camera8.0 MP
Operating SystemBlackBerry 10
ConnectivityBluetooth, USB 2.0, WiFi

BlackBerry Z10 Memory

Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSDHC, MicroSDXC

BlackBerry Z10 Battery

Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity1800 mAh
Battery Talk TimeUp to 600 min
Battery Standby TimeUp to 312 hr

BlackBerry Z10 Display

Diagonal Screen Size4.2 in.
Display Resolution1280 x 768
Color Depth24-bit (16.7 million colors)

BlackBerry Z10 Other Features

Touch ScreenYes
Digital CameraYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes

BlackBerry Z10 Dimensions

Height5.12 in.
Depth0.35 in.
Width2.58 in.
Weight4.85 oz


BlackBerry Z10 Specification and Features