BlackBerry — formally known as RIM — has just
revealed its Z10 full-touch smartphone, and here
at the launch event it has a few accessories for
the new device under glass. Among a plethora of
cases, the company has a nifty charger that
includes a slot for a backup battery. The idea is
that you’ll be able to charge your phone and the
backup battery at the same time, though we’re
told that you’ll also be able to use the kit as a
portable charger if for some reason you don’t
want to swap out batteries. In addition, there’s a
Bluetooth 4.0 speaker on display that can clip
onto a messenger bag strap. We’re not sure how
many people will use that feature, but the
accessory doubles as a speakerphone, and it has
an auxiliary port so you can play music wirelessly
on your stereo or car system if it lacks its own
Bluetooth connectivity. In terms of cases, there’s
a fairly standard assortment of slide-out models,
but there’s also a case that apes the Smart Cover
design a bit. We’re told that all of the cases will
not impede NFC functionality, if that’s important
to you, but there’s no information yet on when we
might see these for sale or how much they’ll cost.

TechWrapZA

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