Research in Motion Renames Itself BlackBerry, Unveils Q10 and Z10 Smartphones

Posted on January 30, 2013

BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

Research In Motion announced today it will now operate under the name BlackBerry. The company will trade as BB on the Toronto Stock Exchange and BBRY on the NASDAQ. The company also unveiled its new smartphones, the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.

Most of the tech world is focused on the Z10 because is a slender touchscreen smartphone, similar in style and shape to other phones on the market. It will be available in March, 2013. The Z10 specs include a 4.2-inch touch display with 1280 x 768 resolution, 16GB storage, 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1080p HD recording and 2GB RAM. The phone runs on the BlackBerry 10 operation system and will run BlackBerry apps. You can find more information about the specs here. Engadget has provided a comparison chart that shows the Z10 up against the iPhone 5, Nexus 4 and Nokia Lumia 920.

The Q10 looks more like the previous BlackBerry devices and contains a QWERTY keyboard. Wired says the specs of the Q10 are similar to Z10.

BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone

Here is some footage from BlackBerry's press conference today. Take a look:

Photos: BlackBerry

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