Why the BlackBerry Z10 is hotter than Apple’s iPhone

The buzz is growing around Wednesday’s launch of the BlackBerry Z10, Research in Motion‘s next-generation smartphone featuring its new BlackBerry 10 OS, and representing a perhaps final opportunity to turn the fortunes of the struggling Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone giant around.

The online buzz has been growing for weeks, and it got a big boost Monday from influential U.S. gadget blog Gizmodo, which declared the device hotter than Apple’s iPhone, the device that has figured in much of RIM’s recent misfortune.

Writes Gizmodo‘s Jesus Diaz:

I’ve always hated BlackBerry phones. Disgracefully ugly bricks they were-until the BlackBerry Z10. The BlackBerry Z10 is hot. Truly beautiful, elegant hardware.

Gizmodo also has comparative photos of the iPhone and the BlackBerry Z10, and side by side it does look like a very attractive alternative:

Comparing Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s Z10.

If RIM is to begin a turnaround with the Z10, online buzz will be important. And it looks like they’re off to a strong start. Many more photos at the link below.

Source | Gizmodo

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras is a technology journalist with IT World Canada and a member of the IT Business team. He began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada and the channel for Computer Dealer News. His writing has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun & the Ottawa Citizen.

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