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BlackBerry Z10 Black £80 price drop!

BlackBerry Z10 price reduction

The price of the SIM-free BlackBerry Z10 has just received a hefty price drop of £70, which adds up to £84 including VAT. At the moment it’s only the black version of the handset that has been dropped in price, not the white.

Along with its keyboard counterpart, the Q10, the BlackBerry Z10 has spearheaded BlackBerry’s quest to reestablish itself within the smartphone market. It’s a slick device and the BlackBerry 10 operating system has some great features built into it.

You can read our full review of the Z10 here.

Below is a quick run through of the main features of the Z10 and a video comparing its size to rival devices. You can view our other Z10 video content here.

BlackBerry Z10 Main Features:

  • BB10 OS
  • 4.2 inch high resolution screen
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core
  • Updated BlackBerry services: Hub, Browser, Keyboard, Balance and World
  • 8MP camera with Time Shift
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • Up to 64 GB micro SD card

BlackBerry announces BBM Channels

BlackBerry ChannelsWe saw some big announcements at BlackBerry Live yesterday; BBM is coming to Android iOS and there’s a new budget BlackBerry to be released, the Q5. As well as this, BlackBerry has announced BBM Channels – a Twitter-like service for BlackBerry Messenger.

The beta release of BlackBerry Channels can be downloaded from BlackBerry Beta Zone.

With BBM Channels, organisations or individual users can create a stream on content to share and interact with others in real-time. To promote the beta launch of BBM Channels, Lewis Hamilton joined Thorsten Heins on stage to announce the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS channel.

The idea behind channels is that organisations can publish content and then discuss it directly with fans. For such organisations there are built-in tools to monitor engagement and assess followers. Channels can be managed directly from a BlackBerry handset or from the web.

For users, there is a new discovery tool for finding new channels, which can be shared using a BB Pin or QR code. There’s also the ability to subscribe to a channel – much like Twitter – so that you receive updates as soon as new content is published.

The new BBM Channels beta is available for smartphones running BlackBerry 10 (the Q10 and the Z10) and BlackBerry handsets running BlackBerry 5 OS through 7.1.

Be sure to let us know what you think if you give it a try!

BlackBerry Z10 User Manual/User Guide

Below you will find the official BlackBerry Z10 user manual.

BlackBerry Z10 available 1st March

There have been very few places form which you can source an unlocked and SIM FREE BlackBerry Z10 since it’s launch.

That task is about to get a bit easier as from the 1st March, here at Clove we will have SIM FREE units available for shipping.

They will be the black coloured Z10’s that we will have in stock.

White units are expected at a later date, but an exact date is still to be confirmed.

If you would like to get one of these units from stock arriving on the 1st March, we recommend you place an order now on the link below:

http://www.clove.co.uk/blackberry-z10

BlackBerry Z10 Review

It’s no secret in the mobile industry that BlackBerry, formerly RIM, has needed a drastic change of direction to halt what has been a rather ungraceful decline in recent years. The release of BlackBerry OS 10, built on the foundations of QNX purchased by RIM in 2010 and powering the ill-fated, although generally critically well received PlayBook, has been plagued by delays and now arrives a full 18 months since the release of the last BlackBerry device – an eon in the fast lane lifecycles of smartphones.

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No-one can be sure when the final decision was made to drop the company name RIM and drive forward under the single banner of BlackBerry, but if the Z10 box that states in small print “2013 Research in Motion Limited (“RIM”)” is anything to go by, it seems like it can’t have been too long ago. It makes perfect sense from a consumer point of view to drop the RIM brand; the average consumer likely didn’t know the difference between the two anyway and it is this type of consistency that helps to show a clear direction for a company which looks to be in desperate need of one.

Enter the Z10, a handset with a new operating system for the modern landscape of devices dominated by Apple and a whole dessert cart of Android flavours. Could a BlackBerry be the final fruit to sweeten the market? Or will it leave a bitter taste in the mouth and be the last time it gets ordered?

As the Z10 and BB10 are completely new entrants in the current environment, I’m going to split this review in two. The first section will take a look at my first impressions of the Z10 and the standard smartphone hardware features a review generally covers. The second part is going to take a more in depth look at BB10 itself and how navigating and operating the new interface impacts on the experience of using the Z10. So read on for my full review.

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BlackBerry Z10 official accessories hands on

The following are a series of hands on demonstrations of the official BlackBerry Z10 accessories.

You can see the full range HERE.

 

 

 

 

BlackBerry Z10 Sample Images

Here are a few images captured on the BlackBerry Z10’s 8 megapixel camera.

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BlackBerry Z10 Available for Pre-Order

BlackBerry Z10 BlogFollowing on from the BlackBerry event yesterday we are now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10.  Our first stock is due to be available from early March.  This will be unlocked with black and white colour variants being available.

If you saw the event or have been following the news regarding it, you will know that BlackBerry demonstrated some fantastic new features of their new O/S.  BlackBerry 10 does appear to be very impressive and the BlackBerry Z10 will be the first handset to benefit from its new features.

The BlackBerry Z10 Main Features

  • BlackBerry 10 O/S
  • 4.2 inch high resolution screen
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP camera with Time Shift
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • Updated BlackBerry services: BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Browser, BlackBerry
  • Keyboard, BlackBerry Balance and BlackBerry World

Details and ordering are available HERE

BlackBerry Z10 Unboxing

The BlackBerry Z10 was announced last night as BlackBerry’s new flagship device and the leader of what is regarded by many as its last chance to revive its smartphone fortunes. James Richardson from Tracy and Matt was sent a promotional unit by BlackBerry and created the unboxing video below. James is one of the most prominent BlackBerry bloggers in the UK so we can expect some more in-depth BB10 content from him in the coming weeks.

We’ll get our usual retail unboxing and demo video content posted once we’ve had a unit through from BlackBerry.


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BlackBerry Z10 & Q10 officially announced on BlackBerry 10 OS

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Firstly I should start with the pivotal news that RIM will no longer be known as RIM, they will be known as BlackBerry. I know a lot of us already considered RIM as BlackBerry but it’s now official. It’s BlackBerry.

BlackBerry have announced two new Smartphones that are set to launch the new BlackBerry 10 OS.

BlackBerry haven’t revealed too much in terms of the specifications on the two new handsets but they have revealed that the BlackBerry Z10 will feature a 4.2” 356 PPI touchscreen. The BlackBerry Q10 on the other hand has maintained the classic BlackBerry form factor, featuring a physical keyboard and a smaller 3.1” screen.

Register your interest

Although pricing and full specifications are yet to be confirmed we have listed the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10 on the website. You can register your interest by entering your email address in the ‘notify me’ box on the product page. We will update all registered customers with the latest developments as and when we get them.

We also have a range of accessories listed for the BlackBerry Z10 from pocket pouches to charging bundles, again there is a notify me section where you can choose to be notified about estimated due dates for the latest accessories. BlackBerry Q10 accessories will be announced in the near future.

Keep an eye on the Clove Blog for all of the latest BlackBerry 10 announcements over the coming days.

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