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Verizon BlackBerry Z10 Video Review
      04/06/13 11:00 AM

The Verizon Wireless version of the BlackBerry Z10 is remarkably similar to other US carrier versions and the unlocked model. Verizon is currently the only carrier to offer it both in black and white, and we have the white BlackBerry Z10 in for review. The Z10 has Verizon 3G EV-DO Rev. A and 4G LTE on Verizon's band and it's a world phone that's SIM unlocked. But don't run and buy one because you have a crush on the white body if you want to use it on T-Mobile or AT&T in the US: it lacks those carrier's 3G and LTE bands (or they're disabled). We tested it with other US carrier micro SIM cards and 2G EDGE was the best it managed.




Like the AT&T and unlocked BlackBerry Z10 we reviewed, the phone has a sharp 4.2" IPS display with 1280 x 768 resolution. It has a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon CPU with 1 gig of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage plus a microSD card slot. It runs the new BlackBerry 10 OS that's quick, secure and very stable. Gestures are your friend here, and you'll do lots of swiping to navigate the new UI.




Battery life was noticeably better on our Verizon Wireless model compared to the AT&T and unlocked BlackBerry Z10. We averaged an hour longer battery life, and had absolutely no problem making it through the day and then some on a charge.




As with other carrier versions, there's little in the way of carrier software on board. Verizon's account manager, contacts backup, an icon for Bing search and Slacker Radio are the only additions. Verizon places their logo on both front and back, while our other versions have a carrier logo only on the back.



Here's our BlackBerry Z10 on Verizon Wireless video review.




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