BlackBerry Z10: One RIM To Rule Them All

Just a short five years ago, the Blackberry had plenty of mojo. Thennn the iPhone came out, and well, you know the rest of the story. But fighting for a bigger slice of the smartphone market share is a job that RIM is certainly up to as evidenced by the new Blackberry Z10. On sale next month, the Z10 features a 4.2″ screen with a 1280×768 display, 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of memory, and a 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. One disadvantage RIM faces is on the apps front where their count of 70,000 kinda pales in comparison to Apple’s 775,000. Keep in mind one of those 775,000 is the iFart.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930

RIM just announced its thinnest smartphone yet, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 aka the BlackBerry Bold Touch, releases this summer. The phone runs on a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, includes NFC connectivity and a capacitive touchscreen interface, and support for HSPA+ data networks or CDMA/EVDO with GSM voice. RIM will run on BlackBerry 7 (BlackBerry OS 6.1).

Included is an interesting product called Balance. Balance allows remote wiping and full app control preventing for example, copying text from an e-mail to app. This will surely interest the corporate crowd. It ensures separation of corporate and personal content and will likely lead to greater adoption by the personal user.