After a few months of international exclusivity, the BlackBerry Z10 is headed to the States. The Verizon Wireless version showed up this morning, and outside of being white (Verizon has an exclusive on the color), general specifications are the same as the black model. It includes a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.2-inch HD display, 2 GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 1,800 mAh battery, 4G LTE, and BlackBerry 10. Verizon promises 4G LTE download speeds between 5-12 Mbps, with upload speeds ranging between 2-5 Mbps.
It's a huge improvement for BlackBerry and brings new innovations like BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Story Maker, but at $199.99 on a two-year contract, it's priced right up there with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One - and just behind the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Is it worth considering?