BlackBerry (yes they got rid of RIM) has officially announced the much leaked Z10 smartphone at its event today. The device features an impressive 4.2-inch 356 PPI (1,280 x 768) display and runs on the company's new BlackBerry 10, the companies first fully touch OS. The phone is powered by a dual-core CPU clocked to 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and also includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFS, a gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 48GB with a microSD card). The Z10 has a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video, and a front facing camera with a 2-megapixel lens which can shoot 720p video.
The Z10 will run on Verizon's LTE network in the US and be $199.99 with a two-year contract, it will also come to AT&T. The device will come in both black and white models and will launch in mid-March in US markets and in the UK and Canada this week. Vodafone have told us they will have the device on their network.