BlackBerry has confirmed earlier rumours that it was flirting with building a phablet and quietly taken the wraps off its biggest phone yet: the all-touch BlackBerry Z30 packs a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, which puts it on the cusp of phablet territory and a step up on the the screen real estate offered by its previous all-touch flagship, the 4.2 inch Z10.
BlackBerry is describing the Z30 as the
Largest screen ever in Blackberry history
Processor: 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro processor, quad-core GPU
Band: LTE / CDMA / HSPA +, LTE / HSPA +
Display: 5 inches OLED, HD / WXGA, resolution of 1280x720, 24-bit color, S-Stripe Pixel Arrangement, the pixel density of 295ppi
Dimensions: 140.7 x 72 x 9.4mm (9.7 Verizon)
OS: BlackBerry OS 10.2
Camera: 8000000 rear camera with camera, IS 5X / 20
From the "Why do they keep trying?" department, BlackBerry has a new phone/tablet/phablet/thingy coming out in September and the specs have been leaked out. Of course, the keyboard is still there so fret not, BlackBerry adherents.
The company revealed a couple of months back that it will be formally announcing the BlackBerry Passport in September.
BlackBerry has a couple of new smartphones in the offing, including the first sourced from new strategic partner Foxconn. The first Foxconn BlackBerry is the Z3, a Nokia-like touchscreen smartphone with rounded sides, a 5-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of on board storage.
When BlackBerry 10 launched, it did so with a dearth of big-name applications available in its BlackBerry World content portal. Even now some companies (I’m looking at you Netflix) continue to shy away from the platform, but at least one company has changed its tune on the BlackBerry 10.
It’s not exactly reminiscent of BlackBerry’s 2008 launch of the Storm, but the Z10 still seems to be off to a good start.
BlackBerry today released the BlackBerry Z10 all-touch smartphone in its home land of Canada on Rogers. The launch was attended by BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, Rogers President and CEO Nadir Mohamed, as well as plenty of loyal BlackBerry customers.