BlackBerry Z30 Typing Analysis

What BlackBerry’s Z30 does better than any other smartphone

By on January 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

What BlackBerry’s Z30 does better than any other smartphone

BlackBerry’s Z30 phablet didn’t exactly launch with a lot of fanfare last year but that doesn’t mean the device is devoid of virtues. Four writers at Wired last week used nothing but smartphones to cover CES last week and they found that the BlackBerry Z30 actually performed the best over the entire week when it came to quickly snapping pictures and typing up articles. More →

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BlackBerry Z30 Verizon Release Date

BlackBerry’s Z30 phablet coming to Verizon on November 14th

By on November 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM.

BlackBerry’s Z30 phablet coming to Verizon on November 14th

Verizon subscribers looking to get their hands on BlackBerry’s Z30 phablet only have to wait a couple more days. Verizon announced on Tuesday that it will start selling the Z30 online starting on Thursday, November 14th for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement. The Z30, which has been widely available in Canada since October, features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSDXC support, an 8-megapixel camera and the new BlackBerry 10.2 operating system. Verizon is offering the Z30 at a time of great uncertainty for BlackBerry, as the company has seen its handset sales numbers absolutely tank while also seeing encouraging enthusiasm for its cross-platform BBM messaging service.

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Rogers has a change of heart, will now carry BlackBerry Z30

By on October 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM.

Rogers has a change of heart, will now carry BlackBerry Z30

In what has been a tragically difficult year for BlackBerry, the cell phone maker deserves a reprieve and Canada’s Rogers Wireless is just the company to provide one. After reports last week declared that Rogers would not be carrying the BlackBerry Z30, Rogers customers seem to have made themselves heard. The company released a statement on Wednesday to inform the public that it will now be carrying the Z30 “[in] response to customers’ feedback and excitement about the device.” Of the many words one might choose to describe BlackBerry’s current situation, “excitement” might not make the list, but the Canadian BlackBerry fans are apparently the exception to the rule. Rogers full statement follows below. More →

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The bitterest pill: BlackBerry Z30 won’t be sold by Canada’s largest wireless carrier [updated]

By on October 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM.

The bitterest pill: BlackBerry Z30 won’t be sold by Canada’s largest wireless carrier [updated]

It’s been an ugly year for BlackBerry so far and now it seems that the company can’t even count on one of its home country’s wireless companies to lend it a hand. CBC News reports that Rogers Wireless, the largest mobile carrier in Canada, will not sell the Z30 phablet that BlackBerry announced last month. Thankfully for BlackBerry it seems that Telus and Bell, Canada’s other two big wireless carriers, will still be carrying the company’s newest device. In related news, CrackBerry reports that BlackBerry has priced the Z30 at $700 off-contract in North America, which is actually $50 more expensive than the starting prices for the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy S4. In other words, BlackBerry will need a lot of carriers willing to sell the phone at subsidized rates if it hopes to sell many of them in Canada and the United States. More →

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BlackBerry Z30 Release Date

Video: BlackBerry unveils Z30 smartphone with 5-inch display and BlackBerry 10.2

By on September 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM.

Video: BlackBerry unveils Z30 smartphone with 5-inch display and BlackBerry 10.2

BlackBerry on Wednesday finally took the wraps off of the last new BlackBerry 10 phone expected to debut in 2013. BGR exclusively published the first ever photo of the BlackBerry Z30, then thought to be called the A10, so the handset shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The fact that it’s yet another high-end phone from BlackBerry without an entry-level offering in sight is still a bit surprising though, even though we already knew that as well. Key BlackBerry Z30 specs include a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSDXC support, an 8-megapixel camera and the new BlackBerry 10.2 operating system. The Z30 will begin rolling out globally in mid-October and a U.S. launch will take place ahead of the holidays. Pricing has not yet been announced. A video showcasing the Z30 follows below along with the full press release. More →

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BlackBerry Z30 Leaked Video

Video: BlackBerry Z30 shown off yet again in new leak

By on August 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM.

Video: BlackBerry Z30 shown off yet again in new leak

BlackBerry’s first phablet has once again been caught on camera. A new video has popped up this week that shows off the upcoming BlackBerry Z30′s casing, its unlock screen, its home screen and its swipe-based menu functionality. The Z30 will be the largest BlackBerry device ever released with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display. Other rumored specs for the new device include a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, LTE connectivity, a 2,800 mAh battery, NFC, a microSD slot and BlackBerry 10.2.  The full video follows below. More →

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Video: BlackBerry Z30 phablet gets full hands-on walkthrough

By on August 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM.

Video: BlackBerry Z30 phablet gets full hands-on walkthrough

It seems like no smartphone vendors can manage to keep their upcoming handsets under wraps these days, but BlackBerry always has more trouble than most keeping its unreleased devices a secret. BGR exclusively posted the first-ever photo of BlackBerry’s upcoming Z30 phablet last month, though it was thought to be called the A10 at that time. Several photos and videos have leaked since then, and now the Z30 stars in a full hands-on video walkthrough published by Vietnamese site Cellphone S. The BlackBerry Z30 is expected to feature a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor, a 5-inch AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,800 mAh battery. The full hands-on video follows below. More →

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BlackBerry Z30 Photos

BlackBerry Z30 phablet leaks again in new photos

By on August 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM.

BlackBerry Z30 phablet leaks again in new photos

It looks like BlackBerry’s upcoming phablet will indeed debut as the BlackBerry Z30 rather than the A10, as had been reported previously. As details continue to trickle out, new photos were released on Wednesday by supply chain solutions company ETrade Supply that seemingly confirm several earlier details while also providing the best evidence yet that the phablet will indeed launch as a Z-series device. More →

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BlackBerry A10 Leaked Pictures

BlackBerry A10 phablet shown side-by-side with Z10, Q5 in leaked pictures

By on August 6, 2013 at 12:50 PM.

BlackBerry A10 phablet shown side-by-side with Z10, Q5 in leaked pictures

BlackBerry’s first foray into the world of phablets has popped up yet again in leaked pictures, this time shown side-by-side with the company’s Z10 and Q5 handsets. Crackberry has posted several new pictures of the device, which it calls the BlackBerry Z30 rather than the BlackBerry A10, that is larger than any device BlackBerry has ever released with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display. Other rumored specs for the new device include a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, LTE connectivity, a 2,800 mAh battery, NFC, a microSD slot and BlackBerry 10.2. The leaked pictures of the BlackBerry phablet, which have their icons and serial numbers blurred out to protect the identity of the leaker, follow below. More →

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