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BlackBerry officially announces the first BlackBerry 10 devices, the Z10 and Q10

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We all know how BlackBerry’s (formerly RIM) latest devices were going to look like [2], but here are the first official images of the two handsets announced at the BlackBerry 10 event.

The Z10 is BlackBerry’s first all-touch device running the latest OS, and it’s available in black for all and white as an exclusive for Verizon. A dual-core CPU is powering the device, although the company isn’t specifying what the exactly the processor is. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot that can expand the memory up to 48GB. It has a pretty nice 4.2 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 768 at 356ppi. As for the Z10’s optics, it has an 8-megapixel camera at the back that can shoot 1080p videos, and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera that can shoot 720p videos. For a look at the Z10 in action, check out the video below!

Here are the details from BlackBerry on pricing and availability of the device:

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The Q10 is BlackBerry’s iconic QWERTY-style device, with a host of improvements all-around. The screen is the largest ever for a BlackBerry QWERTY phone at 3.1-inches, at a resolution of 720 x 720. The keyboard is larger than previous devices, in order to make it more ergonomic. The phone is also made of a unique glass-weave material that BlackBerry says makes it thinner, lighter, and stronger than plastic. The company says that the Q10 should be available sometime in April. Here’s a hands-on video of the device:

What do you think of BlackBerry’s latest devices? Are they officially back or is this just another nail in the coffin? Let us know in the comments [4]!

[via The Official BlackBerry Blog [5]]