BlackBerry Details Z30 Smartphone

Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by

The new mobile device features a 720p touchscreen.

Serving as the successor to the previous Z10, the BlackBerry Z30 has been officially revealed. The phone features an all-touch 5-inch AMOLED 720p display with 295ppi, and will run the company's latest BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.

The BlackBerry Z30 is powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of ram, and an integrated 2,880mAh battery. An 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera are also included, along with 16GB of storage and an Adreno 320 GPU.

Other features include stereo speakers with Natural Sound technology, a microSD slot, an improved antenna, updated BBM, and BackBerry's Priority Hub which manages, prioritizes, and organizes your messages.

"The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone builds on the solid foundation and engaging user experience of the BlackBerry 10 platform with features like the powerful BlackBerry Hub, its exceptional touchscreen keyboard and industry leading browser," said Carlo Chiarello, Executive Vice President for Products at BlackBerry. "The smartphone rounds out the BlackBerry 10 portfolio and is designed for people looking for a smartphone that excels at communications, messaging and productivity. Having apps like the full Documents To Go suite that comes preinstalled, together with its 5" touch display, the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone gives you a best in class productivity experience on the go."

An exact release date and pricing have not been detailed yet, but the BlackBerry Z30 is expected to launch in the UK and Middle East next week, and will then expand to select carriers globally this holiday season.

Source: Engadget

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