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BlackBerry Z30 is now official, runs BB10.2 out of the box

18 September, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
BlackBerry Z30 is now official, runs BB10.2 out of the box - read the full textBlackBerry has just announced the Z30 - the smartphone with the largest touchscreen it has even put into production. Moreover, it's the first BlackBerry to ship with the company's latest version of BB 10 OS. The BlackBerry Z30 is built around a 5" Super AMOLED display with a resolution of...

 

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i don't need Blackberry with 5" screen.
i need another Blackberry Z10 with slide-out QWERTY keyboard...
is it too much too ask for a real Blackberry keyboard?

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  • 2013-09-18 13:56
  • 6$qN

I have a Z10 for 6 months and very happy with it. My wife has a Iphone 5 and my other phone is a S3. To be honest I prefer the Z10. It's a workhorse the new OS is very fluid and fast. To work there is no better choice (my humble opinion). Yes there is a lack of apps which, in my case, doesn't make any difference as the apps that I need are available (Skype, Whatsup, FB, Twitter, Vivino, Linkedin, 4square, Evernote). There is a great built in app that nobody talk which is Remember which integrates Evernote. And the Hub its the best buit in app that integrates and unifies all your email accounts, FB, twitter, FB, Whats and BBM. Now that BBM is going crossplatform the better it will be. Battery lasts one day (like almost phones in ourdays). Gestures? Amazing. Keybord? The best. Only Swiftkey comes close (which I have in my S3). It's the only mobile in the market with no bottoms in its face, only gestures. Imagine the big whaaa! if the new iphone had came without any bottom on its face like the Zed. To be honest I rarely touch in my S3 since I've Z10. New OS update to 10.2 will just make enjoy even more the Z. There our doubts about BB future? True. But how many of us will use a phone for more than 1-2 years? So far so good. I think the Z and Q are highly underated by opinion makers (don't know why and I don't believe in conspiracy theories). Have they tried one for 1 month before their reviews? Don't think so. Anyway this is the world where we live where everybody loves to be just like its neighbour. Keep well&keep moving.

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  • 2013-09-18 13:50
  • N9V9

looks good, but anyway, what's this big love for dualcore flagships yet? bbos would run much better on quadcore

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  • 2013-09-18 13:24
  • 0ZJS

Entering the 5" race way too late.nice phone though but it wont survive the onslaught of the current phablet crop..

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  • 2013-09-18 13:22
  • Gfvr

All or nothing device. Blackberry company being offered for sale does not inspire confidence.

In my opinion, a tad too late, but one never knows. For now I'm not too optimistic about Blackberry.

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  • 2013-09-18 13:19
  • tVmr

I hate them for having few useful applications

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  • 2013-09-18 13:16
  • t7Jx

Nice work RIM ..it's all or nothing now and you have delivered something exciting.Keep the price right and i think you will have a winner.

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  • 2013-09-18 13:11
  • uKaH

It looks exactly like a10 only bigger screen

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  • 2013-09-18 13:05
  • 988H

This is a must have, I have had a Z10 and contrary to media hype about BlackBerry underperforming, the OS10 is poised to steal a gap in the market. iOS needs a build ground up, iOS7 does nothing much compared to iOS6/iOS5. They are now selling based on hardware improvement such as finger print reader, Android is in the same boat, an S3 and S4 look the same except a few gimmicks like picture sounds, BlackBerry has a fresh OS that still has much to offer, I have seen them roll out improvements in the 8 months I have had a Z10, the negative media will find nothing to bash BB with except its financial results maybe but not the phones.

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  • 2013-09-18 12:42
  • fsSw

Samsung Buys Blackberry

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  • 2013-09-18 12:37
  • vwfg

> In reply to MrGrumpy @ 2013-09-18 11:55 from Dnh% - click to readyes you can, if you're on silent mode, the camera sound will turn off... in 10.2 of course

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  • 2013-09-18 12:26
  • Ki3y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-18 12:15 from GT6G - click to readBB 10 OS is alright. Not too bad. Big lack of apps as we know.

What seriously let's it down are plenty of silly little bugs in the OS. Blackberry didn't really test it thoroughly enough and I hope 10.2 fixes a lot of this.

Like not being able to open new text messages. So many silly little faults.

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  • 2013-09-18 12:24
  • 0CDJ

I'll buy one. I am hoping for the black berry 6 incher.

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  • 2013-09-18 12:21
  • tVwg

OK

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  • 2013-09-18 12:21
  • SH$k

Okay BB that's a great move. Just one more thing to do, when laundhing put a price tag of some JumboJet on it and shatter our dreams and your business.

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  • 2013-09-18 12:21
  • 9GpH

> In reply to Akb @ 2013-09-18 12:11 from miZk - click to readThe BB 10 OS is good and although there are many more apps in the app store than there was 3 months ago BB needs to get the app developers incentives to get apps out faster.

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  • 2013-09-18 12:15
  • GT6G

> In reply to iKristiaan @ 2013-09-18 12:04 from M{Vq - click to readYeah, we know Android and iOS are being used more corporate side.

Android is fine cos there are plenty of mid and low range handsets so mass deployment isn't expensive. iOS suffers cos the handset costs are so high. My company aren't going around buying iPhone 5 for every employee. Too expensive. Even the iPhone 4 was/is expensive when you're buying 1000's of them. £100 to £250 Blackberry's that run corporate email are good enough.

I'm on a Q5 as a company phone, and I'm probably expected to use that for the next few years as well.

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  • 2013-09-18 12:15
  • 0CDJ

Awesome! Now I can enjoy the BB10 fluidity on a much bigger screen. Love the bigger battery.
Keep it coming.

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  • 2013-09-18 12:11
  • miZk

Hey, bezels are smaller(below the screen still too big though).

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  • 2013-09-18 12:08
  • niyy

> In reply to Someone @ 2013-09-18 12:02 from 0CDJ - click to readMost companies are moving to the new BB infrastructure...
But within a year they will find out about the cost to value ratio of buying a Smartphone which runs android or iOS, against a BB.

Goodluck with you 5s.

Kind Regards

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  • 2013-09-18 12:04
  • M{Vq

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