The specs: how new BlackBerry 10 models stack up

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm •  Published: February 5, 2013

— Availability: In some markets in April. RIM's CEO suggests U.S. release won't be until May or June.

iPhone 5 tech specs:

— Display: 4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels (326 pixels per inch).

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes, depending on price. There's no way to expand it with memory cards.

— Price: Starting at $199, for 16 gigabytes of memory.

— Size: height: 4.87 inches; width: 2.31 inches; depth: 0.30 inch (124 x 59 x 7.6 mm)

— Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio

— Battery life: talk time is up to 8 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel and others.

— Operating system: Apple's iOS 6

— Near-field communications: None.

— Availability: Sept. 21, 2012, initially in U.S. and selected markets. Expanded throughout the world in subsequent months.

Samsung Galaxy S III tech specs:

— Display: 4.8 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels (306 pixels per inch).

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes. Can be expanded by up to 64 gigabytes with a memory card.

— Price: As low as $99 for basic model, though carriers typically charge $199 with two-year contract.

— Size: height: 5.4 inches; width: 2.8 inches; depth: 0.34 inch (137 x 71 x 8.6mm)

— Weight: 4.7 ounces. (133 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.9-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio.

— Battery life: Up to 9 hours of talk time (depends on network). Battery replaceable by user.

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and others.

— Operating system: Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google's Android (at release).

— Near-field communications: A chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Worldwide, including U.S. in June 2012 and Europe in May 2012.