After getting separated from RIM (Research in Motion), Blackberry launches its first ever smartphone named “Blackberry Z10” running on their most awaited and the revolutionary operating system ‘Blackberry 10.’ Most of us were expecting the device around Rs 39000/- but the price revealed today by BlackBerry Managing Director (India) Sunil Dutt was Rs 43,490/- which sounds quite high compared to Samsung Galaxy SIII (Rs 30,000) running on Android and Nokia Lumia 920 (Rs 38,200) running on Windows Phone 8.

However, he also added “Without a doubt the BlackBerry Z10 is among the most important and much-awaited BlackBerry launches in the history of the Indian smartphone industry. This is the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented Blackberry in the Indian history.”

According to this statement, we can expect several new features and performance improvement from Blackberry Z10. As per Sunil Dutt, Backberry 10 starts with 70,000 apps in total out of which 9,000 apps are built in India itself, including HDFC App, Hungama, Whatsapp and many more. It was good to hear that BB Z10 is launched first in India itself in entire Asia-Pacific.

The new Blackberry Z10 is running with powerful 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor and 2GB RAM which offers striking performance. As per storage there is 16GB built-in memory which can be expanded up to 64GB using MicroSD Card. There is also a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP from facing camera for making video calls. Z10 also sounds very good in connectivity with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, NFC and microUSB 2.0 support. In the event Blackberry head of Software Portfolio showcased some interesting features of this new OS including brand new BBM with Screen Share Support, innovative Camera Features, Blackberry Balance, Blackberry HUB, Blackberry Peek and many more.

At last the, Blackberry Z10 with BB 10 OS was launched by film actor Mr. Ranbir Kapoor. Pre-booking of this device will start tomorrow, i.e. 26th February and will be available in more than 2000 retailers from Friday 1st March at the price of Rs 43,490/-