Analysts were impressed by the selection of apps but say BlackBerry has to keep up the momentum. "It appears the table stakes apps and services are there for most users," Michael Gartenberg, Gartner Research director, told ABC News. "The key will be for BlackBerry to keep up the momentum in terms of execution and perception."
The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10
BlackBerry 10 will first launch on the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. The phone has a 4.2-inch screen, a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front for video chatting. You can read our full review of the phone here.
The BlackBerry Z10 will be available in Canada on Feb. 5 and in the U.K. early next month. In the U.S. it will be available in March. AT&T and Verizon have said they will carry one of the first phones with BlackBerry 10. According to RIM, the Z10 will be sold for a suggested retail price of $199 with a two-year contract; an unlocked version will be sold for $599.