The BlackBerry Z10. Is it the best smartphone? Nah. Is it a great smartphone? Maybe? Is it an okay smartphone? Yeah, definitely. Is it worthy of a $2400 upgrade courtesy of Porsche? Haha. No. Well, that's what's happening. Just like previous versions before it, BlackBerry has partnered up with Porsche to design a souped up version of their mildly popular smartphone, the Z10. What's different? well, we'll get to that but first things first, I don't think $2400 and BlackBerry belong in the same sentence unless we're talking about buying BlackBerry. The company. Now, let's see what Porsche has done for the BlackBerry Z10.
This "elite" handset from Porsche and BlackBerry is all about looks. In fact, the guts of the Z10 itself remain almost completely untouched minus the addition of a 64 GB storage drive, upgrading the phone's original 16 GB drive.
So what has changed on the outside? Well, this Z10 features a stainless steel frame and a back that is wrapped in real Italian leather. If you're super elite, BlackBerry will also be shipping a limited number of Crocodile leather backed phones as well. As for the standard $2400 phone, the backings will come in fuchsia, blue, and silver.
Inside, the Porsche Z10 features the BlackBerry 10 operating system and custom PIN numbers so that when you are using BBM people can see that spent $2400 dollars on a mid-level phone. In addition to the recognition, this phone has custom designed clock faces and backgrounds to make your Z10 stand out. As a refresher, the BlackBerry Z10 features a 4.2 inch screen, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
While this phone will appeal to a very select few when it launches today, I'm sure there will be more than a few ex-BlackBerry employees wondering how BlackBerry was able to front the money to fund this project. Either way, if you get your hands on this enjoy it.