Ravinder, 27 Aug 2014Is it upgradable to 10.3?It's going to be updated to version 10.3.1 of BlackBerry 10 IS I believe, I thinks 10.3.0 is reserved for the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic for now then?! More information about it is on CrackBerry at crackberry.com
I see Verizon isn't carrying the z30 now. I assume the z30 will still work on VZW?
where do people now purchase the phone?
I can't access my Z30 files over wifi anymore. Does anyone knows why? Before this it does so seamlessly. And then sometime around last mint I can't access it anymore. Tried off/onn again the setting using Link but not use. Have to use usb again. Too bad cause I really love the convenience of accessing files on Z30 over wifi.
bestmedia, 21 Aug 2014Update the Software , backup your information and contacts then restore to factory Thanks for your reply.
Actually I did it several times but it dint fixed my problem
I've had this phone around a month and half now and I tell you I'm loving this. It's like having the best of both worlds, a big android like AMOLED screen with bb10 interface. This phone rocks!! I've had no problems, battery last full day usage- till around 11pm. I charge it overnight while I sleep. Run android apps with better security.
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2014I am using my Z30 since last 6 months, many times my contacts freezes and the contacts screen ... moreUpdate the Software , backup your information and contacts then restore to factory
TonyObas, 16 Aug 2014I'm undecided between BB Z30 and Galaxy S4. pls, which one has the best value for money and e... moreChoose the BB Z30 because it is a good quality and eligant phone , dont have a lot of Application but the nececcary , battery life very good , sound exelent , camera not so good , if you want to play games , use camera a lot or use a lot of applications then choose the S4
girish, 19 Aug 2014dear i buy newly z30 but battery life is 2 bad i am using only whatsup & skype then also b... moreI use it from 9 am to 0pm and still have 50% battery , whatsapp & BB and talking , reading and answering mails also
remo, 20 Aug 2014friend... i ask something about bluetooth. this phone support android bluetooth. because i wan... moreNop it does not work with an original Samsung or Sony Bluetooth Watch , according to chinese model i am not sure but may be some models yes do work
friend... i ask something about bluetooth. this phone support android bluetooth. because i want to buy this phone
one more thing you use some time after that its getting to much hot front back both side when i am taking to my friends i am fearing & i am saying okay i call you back & then i am waiting to cool down.
dear i buy newly z30 but battery life is 2 bad i am using only whatsup & skype then also before afternoon its finished other thing is okay one more thing blackberry world need to add more app like google play store like i need torrent app that one not there voip app etc.
As a self-employed IT contractor (NOT involved in the phone industry), my primary concerns are business-related. I have four e-mail accounts (person, my company, and 2 corporate clients with Blackberry Servers) to connect to, so I need that common calendar and the ability to access e-mail from all sources.
When my Torch began to fail, I decided to switch to a Samsung Galaxy S4. Compared to the Torch, it had several things to recommend it. The biggest ones were the larger size and great screen resolution, which made surfing a lot easier; and the more intuitive texting interface (I'm not a QWERTY keyboard person even though my Torch had it) that made texting much faster.
However, I had a couple of major problems with the S4. The first was the lack of battery life - or should I say: excessive demands on the battery? I was used to charging the Torch every 2-3 days; with the S4, I was charging it every night, or even twice a day. This caused me some stress since I rely on my phone to keep me in touch with my clients.
Also on the business side: I ended up using the Good app to receive one client's e-mails. While Good does provide notifications of appointments, etc. to the main phone OS, lack of a combined schedule view meant I was at risk of double-booking myself if I wasn't careful.
After a couple of months of S4 use, things took an unexpected turn and I was forced to switch phones again - and this time I picked a Z30.
In the Z30, I found that I had the core features I liked about the S4. For instance, the Z30 screen is about the same size as the S4 - much bigger than my Torch, where the small screen made surfing difficult. While the Z30 is running a dual core rather than quad core as the S4 is, I find that the screen resolution and quality on the Z30 are excellent, which I understand is probably because the OS is optimized for use with the hardware. In addition, the texting interface on the Z30 has also improved vs. the Torch, and now has most of the features I liked about the S4's keyboard (the biggest one being the availability of numbers for password fields, without having to constantly toggle back and forth between numbers and letters).
In addition to the above, the Z30's battery life seems to be a lot better than the S4. Although I haven't had it long, it looks as though I may be able to get 1.5 to 2 days before re-charging. In addition, the internet browser is smoking fast (I wish my computer browser had that response time!), and as usual, the business organization functionality is impeccable via the Blackberry Hub. My secure corporate client tells me they will be able to provide me with an e-mail/calendar push to the work side of the Z30, so I expect that shortly I will see a combined view of my calendars via the Blackberry Balance.
The only thing I miss on the Z30 is the lack of the auto on/off feature that my Torch had. Using that, I could schedule my Torch to turn itself off at night automatically, and then turn itself back on again the next morning, which stretched the battery to 2-3 days. On top of that, it was integrated with the alarm clock - if the alarm was scheduled for earlier than the auto on function, the Torch would turn on at the alarm time instead. I relied on that functionality extensively for travelling, so it's a great disappointment not to have it in the Z30.
Bottom line for me, though: with the Z30, Blackberry has improved on its already-strong business functionality, and added the best features of the S4 as well. I had some doubts about the S4; with the Z30, I don't.
sapan, 13 Aug 2014Hi, Right now I am using Iphone 5s but i am thinking to switch over to BB Z30... Please advic... moreThis is best phone and peace of mind. I had switch from Nokia to Blackberry curve and from curve to Z30. I do most of work on LAptop. But when Laptop is remote, it can be done in new Z30. super fast, battery life for 2 days, voice quality is too good with noise cancellation and clarity of the screen is awesome.
This is the best phone I have had since my first Nokia in 1996.
I use the phone for work (investment banker) and use it quite a lot, both for emails, browsing, music player (Spotify), reviewing documents and talk. Most days I can go full day (from 6.30am to 11.30pm) with no charging, in fact it still has 30-40pct battery left when I go to bed at night. I have had iPhones before and was used to always be on the look for places to charge my phone, so this alone is a real quality for me. Compared to other BB I have had (Curve, Q10), this is also quite a lot better - you feel like that you have entered the modern world and it just works well.
Also, it works well with Mobile 1 (Android apps), it has a great size for working, previously I had an iPhone and an iPad mini for business travelling, now the Z30 covers this.
I have now had it for some 8 months, and beside still working perfect it also looks like new. No scratches in the screen etc. I am not the type that use covers or remember to put keys in the other pocket than the phone and I also drop it sometimes - no issues so far.
I can highly recommend this phone.