As per the blog post by the Canadian handset maker, this special edition handset is a token of thanks for its developers who had faith in its new operating system and helped create applications for this brand new operating system.
This red device will be available only to the developers who have submitted their app for the BlackBerry World and have been approved by the Canadian smartphone maker. The company has also mentioned in their blog post that it has extended the date to summit the app to February 28.
BlackBerry had launched their new operating system on January 30 at an event in New York along with two new smartphones, Z10 and Q10. There are currently around 70,000 applications available for the BlackBerry 10 devices. However, the company is still being criticised for not having enough applications and also the large chunk of these apps have been ported from other platforms.
Z10 is a full-touch device that comes with a 4.2-inch LCD screen with a 1280x768 resolution. It is powered by a dual-core processor that clocks at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM and an internal storage of 16GB. It has a 8-megapixel rear camera that can capture 1080p videos and 2-megapixel camera in the front. Z10 comes with 1,850 mAh battery.
This smartphone started retailing in United Kingdom from January 31 in black and white colour options. According to reports, early response to the device has been encouraging and white version practically sold-out all across the country. This smartphone is expected to be available in India later in February.
BlackBerry Q10 is QWERTY device that is expected to be launched in April 2013. According to the company, this smartphone will be available in US by mid-May to early June.