If you’ve been on the fence for the new line of blackberries, this may just be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to hop over with the budget-priced R10.
With the latest lineup of Blackberry 10 devices hitting the market, the Q10 and the Z10 are both fairly expensive phones, and if you’re dealing with retailers in Canada, they require a 3 year lock-in contract to make their way into consumer hands. Those looking to get their hands on either the Q or Z10 models without the contract are looking a hefty retail value nearing $700, making them more than out of reach to those more likely to use the social network features that Blackberry so often advertises.
The R10 is the answer to this, and while the specs have already been leaked last month, an updated version of these specs has landed, giving us a bit more direction as to which corners are being cut to make the price tag a little more consumer friendly. With the camera being toned down to 5 megapixels, the storage to 2GB and a slightly smaller battery, the phone still holds down a very respectable amount of performance for a budget-priced smartphone and promises to offer adopters all they need for their smartphone needs without the enormous price of a corporate-ready phone.
It remains to be seen if Blackberry can keep up in the smartphone market, as big platforms like Android, iOs and Windows Phone are getting more and more support from third party developers, leaving RIM with an upwards battle to winning consumer’s hearts. Either way, you can expect to see a lot more information about the R10 in the next press conference hosted by Blackberry.
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