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I'm beginning to love to differentiate BlackBerry phones so here's the difference between Blackberry Bold 5 "9900" with the yet to be released Blackberry 10 smartphone Q10 which is coming out sometime in April 2013.

First of all, physically they both look alike and after you check the specs below you'd agree that the BB Q10 is just a Super Smartphone higher than the Bold 5 (9900)...Braze yourself the similarity are quite obvious.     Bold 5 Specs:   Network: 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
EDGE: 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
3G: HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
SIM: Yes
Release Date: August 2011.
Size: 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm (4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 in)
Weight: 130 g (4.59 oz)
KeyBoard: QWERTY.

Blackberry Q10 Specs:
Network: 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM: Yes
Release Date: April 2013.
Size: 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm (4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41 in).
Weight: 139 g (4.90 oz)
Keyboard: QWERTY
BOLD 5 "9900" DISPLAY:   Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen,
 16M colors, Size 640 x 480 pixels, 2.8 inches (~286 ppi pixel density)
TrackPad: Yes - "Optical trackpad"
Blackberry 10 "Q10"

Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 720 pixels,
3.1 inches (~328 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
BOLD 5 "9900" Sound types: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, 3.5mm jack Yes
Memory: 768 MB RAM, Internal Memory 8GB, expandable up to 32 GB. Card slot microSD
Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE/3G
Speed HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
NFC supported.
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

Blackberry 10 "Q10"
Sound types: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, 3.5mm jack Yes
Memory: 2 GB RAM,
Internal 16 GB expandable up to 64 GB. Card slot microSD
Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE/3G
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, Wi-Fi hotspot,
 Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC supported.
USB: microUSB v2.0
Bold 5 "9900" CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, LED flash,
 Geo-tagging, face detection, image
stabilization, Video 720p Recorder.
OS: Blackberry OS 7.0
Blackberry 10 "Q10"
Camera: 2(Back and Front) Back 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels,
 autofocus, LED flash features Geo-tagging,
 continuous auto-focus, image
stabilization, face detection, Front 2Mega pixel, Video.
OS: Blackberry 10.
Bold 5 "9900" Processor: CPU 1.2 GHz QC 8655
Sensors Proximity, compass.
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Radio: No
Map: GPS, with A-GPS support, BlackBerry Maps
Java: Enabled MIDP 2.1

Blackberry 10 "Q10"
Processor:**Chipset TI OMAP 4470. CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX544, Sensors Accelerometer,
gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6.
Browser: HTML5
Radio: TBD
Map: GPS, A-GPS support.
Java: Enabled MIDP 2.1

Bold 5 "9900"
Battery: Li-Ion 1230 mAh battery
Stand-by: Up to 307 h (2G) / Up to 307 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
Music play: Up to 50 h

BlackBerry Q10
Battery: Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Stand-by Talk time Up to 10 h.
Color: Black/White

BOLD 5 "9900"
Others... - Document viewer
- MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA player
- Organizer
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input

BlackBerry Q10
- SNS integration
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
- DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input

Ok now that you've seen the difference let's take a rewind.
  Did you Notice...  

BB Q10 has two cameras front and Back,
Bold 5: Has just One Back Camera

BB Q10 has No Track Pad.
Bold 5: Has Trackpad

BB Q10 Camera 8MP
Bold 5: Camera 5MP

BB Q10 weighs 139kg
Bold 5: weighs 130kg

BB Q10 Ram 2GB
Bold 5: Ram 768MB

BB Q10 internal memory 16GB expandable to 64GB
Bold 5: 8GB expandable to 32GB

BB Q10 comes with Chipset TI OMAP 4470.
Bold 5: has no such Chipset

BB Q10 Processor: CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 GPU PowerVR SGX544, Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Bold 5 Processor: CPU 1.2 GHz QC 8655
Sensors Proximity, compass.

BB Q10 Battery: Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Bold 5 Battery: Li-Ion 1230 mAh battery

BB Q10 Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
Bold 5: Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP

BB Q10 Browser: Html 5
Bold 5 Browser: Html

BB Q10 has Radio
Bold 5: No radio

BB Q10: OS 10
Bold 5: OS 7
  BB Q10 handles this media format MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC, DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player Bold 5 handles MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264, MP3/eAAC+/WMA player Specs Src: GsmArenA.com

These are the differences and i believe from this you can make a wise choice :-)

**Updated 25th Of July 2013***

BlackBerry has just released the first update for its latest BlackBerry 10 operating system.
The only available smartphone powered by the BB10 - the BlackBerry Z10 can get the update over-the-air.

The update weighs in at 150MB and boosts the smartphone performance, battery life, low-light camera capabilities, etc.

Here are the Top 5 changes in the official

- 3rd Party App Performance - We've improved performance for 3rd party applications, so developers can build apps that run fast and smooth for you. With this update, you might want to keep an eye out for some fresh new app launches in
March, like WhatsApp. Phone, Calendar, and

- Contacts - Among the top improvements and features are fixes for Gmail calendars on BlackBerry 10. You'll also find improvements in the BlackBerry Hub for logging calls log and how conversations are handled. We've also made general improvements to importing
contacts from online sources.

- Camera - We've optimized the camera for better photos in low-light situations. You'll love the difference this makes for photos where you don't use a flash – like the Time Shift Camera feature.

- Browser and Media - With more and more of you using the gorgeous screen on the BlackBerry Z10 to consume online videos and media, we've made a number of improvements to the software in the way
the browser handles video playback to provide a fantastic experience.

- Battery Life - The software team has included a number of battery life optimizations with over 60 battery saving improvements since launch to keep you moving. These combined improvements are
designed so that you see improvements in battery life and heavy users especially should see a longer average usage per charge cycle.

The update comes shortly after the official
BlackBerry 10 launch, so it seems BlackBerry is working hard on constantly improving the new operating system. The next BB10 device - the QWERTY-fied BlackBerry Q10 - is to be released around April.

In case you own a Z10 smartphone and you didn't get the OTA notification, you can manually check for the update from the Software Update settings.

The update rolls out gradually, so it might take a few days until it appears for you. Our test Z10 device, for example, is still on the waiting list.

Source: blogs.blackberry.com

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