The Z10 is Motorola's second kick-slider UIQ 3 powered phone. It has a similar look to the Z8 but has style and hardware improvements. The build quality and materials are superior. The camera is uprated to a 3.2 megapixel device. The on board video editing software and video capabilities are particularly impressive.
Z10 Camera 2 The 3.2 megapixel camera is of fairly high quality, with fast auto-focus, saving photos and QVGA videos to microSD card.
SIM card Something of a kludge, the SIM card slot is under a clip-on cover on the back.
Battery The battery is stored under a cover on the top part of the Z10 and is around 1000mAh, quite enough for typical use.
Z10 Camera There's a bright LED flash. Also of note is that this is the first production smartphone to feature (initial) focussing in video recording mode. Kudos.
Audio Out Alas, music lovers will have to live with the supplied USB headset or buy a special adapter - there's no standard jack.
Z10 in the hand The Z10 is well weighted, largely metal and a pleasure to hold. See the photos below for more comments.
Z10 Screen There's a 2.2" display, not as large as I'd have liked, and not really as bright, although it does stand up well in direct sunlight
Speaker and microphone The bottom 'retro' speaker grille houses a mono speaker that's nowhere near as loud as that on the E71, for example. I also think the microphone's under this grille, which would mean it's facing in the wrong direction when shooting video.
Z10 Open Sliding the Z10 open, a solid and reassuring operation, reveals a numeric keypad with some low-travel keys, typical of sliders.
Kick-slide form factor Here's the famous kick-slide form factor. It's certainly an interesting idea and bystanders have instantly picked up on the possibility of better voice pickup.