BlackBerry Z30 once again caught on video

By Bla1ze on 27 Aug 2013 09:12 pm
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Over the past weeks, there has been plenty of the BlackBerry Z30 shown off in some great detail. High-res pics have appeared, videos have appeared, the device name was outed and more but just in case that all hasn't been enough for you, another new video has now turned up on YouTube. It's a brief look at the device with no commentary but hey, at this point there isn't much left to say about it -- except that release date. Go ahead, click play on that bad boy while I clean up this bit of drool here.

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250 comments

carlosdaroo

Can't wait for this phone

Posted via CB10

Plazmic Flame

Can I not get one of these with a physical keyboard? I want to the full mobile computing experience, the true BlackBerry experience... with a large screen.

mnc76

Yup. REALLY wish the Q10 came out of the gate with a significantly larger screen. Maybe 3.5" for example.

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jbendaou

i too do not understand why they made the screen on the Q10 do small. with the gestures on BB10 the Q10 screen is way too small.

Tariq.H

yea i think they could have probably increased the screen size.. hoping they think about this in the future

Tariq.H

tho regarding this specific phone, i'm not exactly sure why i would wanna buy this instead of a z10.. I mean they should add features and probably apps that can really make use of the larger screen size besides being able to show a full browser page and watch video on a bigger screen (kinda like samsung differentiates the note series from galaxy s for example)

tg1

Ya know I was in Future Shop yesterday and looked at the other phones and really thought to myself that the Q10 really is small compared to everyone else. And so I would have to agree with maybe the next phone should be a Q 30.

Posted by my awesome Z10

jic999

Agreed ......a 3.80 inch would do wonders with the Type and Go QWERTY.

axllebeer

You and me both! Really looking fowrd to getting my hands on it!

birdman_38

That's a really nice looking device. BlackBerry has taken the build quality of their touchscreens to the next level.

rayzian

looks like an older OS, no new options in the settings drop down

Nharzhool

Wait, what do you mean? I've got the STL-100-1 with 10.2.0.1047 and I have exactly the same drop-down options...Are there more options in the 1323 or 1371 leaks (not that I can use them)?

ARWestenberger

Also it has a beta OS... how many people do you think BBMed this guy since his pin is clearly visible.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.2.0.1371

sk8er_tor

Settings should be improved so that when it's down, you can then pull it down even further to reveal more options such as screen brightness, airplane mode, NFC, etc.

Nharzhool

Are you saying that in the later leaks, the settings ARE improved or you WANT THEM to be improved? Your comment was slightly ambiguous...

Nharzhool

Are you saying that in the later leaks, the settings ARE improved or you WANT THEM to be improved? Your comment was slightly ambiguous...

rayzian

there were previous photos of the z30 with many new options in the settings drop down menu.. I'm assuming those photos had a newer 10.2 build on them vs the one in this vid

TheDutch20

Sorry "now turned up" sorry blaze, not being a dick just noticed the spelling error. :)

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Peter Lee4

I have a question (hope I don't sound too dumb in asking it!).

Can I get a Z10 or Z30 sim free, buy it outright and not pay monthly fees?

I don't want to use it as a phone as I already have a work phone, but I develop apps and want to use it as my development device.

Anonymous2039

Here in Canada, yes you can do that. Not all places will sell retail, but many will. If you buy it from the same provider as you have now you will be able to use your current SIM card in that phone; otherwise you can unlock it (prices vary from $30-$100 to unlock phones).

Q10 and Canadian all the way!

TTune

You can use any BB10 device solely on WiFi - everything works except voice.

J_Simms100

Scared to buy with all these rumors going around about the sale of the company...

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Bla1ze

Do you think your phone is magically going to shut off or something? lol.

Rub3n5

Bla1ze, per my comment below, the first time I used a z10 was when you handed it to me at The Ballroom in Toronto. I came out to meet you guys and I'll never forget how clueless I was when you put the device in my hands. LOL

Anthony Roberts 1985

Lmao too funny man joke of the day

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jope28

Stay classy,Bla1ze.
But seriously, can't you understand that to a lot of users, the fear of not getting updates like the whole Palm fiasco, is a turn-off?

iwasspartacus

He runs a fanboi site. His response is S expected.

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Plazmic Flame

"He runs a fanboi site. His response is S expected."

Is that a Samsung feature? S-expected?
Wait a second...

Bla1ze

Helps keep track of pregnancy.. I think.

Nharzhool

I'm actually surprised the S4 doesn't have that an app that does that...isn't that its shtick?

Nharzhool

Yeah but I'm talking about Native, Built-in apps that come with the phone. The S4 has some really unnecessary apps built-in. Though it is kind of silly that apps like that exist at all.

Kriilin Namek

@Bla1ze - Yeah but your s/o has to pee on your phone!

michaelakid

Lol. Maybe he is worried about app,OS and security updates along with the other host of worries that comes along with your favorite phone maker selling off the company. You know the little things right Blaz1e?

needforbbx

+1

If you get locked into a contract, it's a 2-yr investment.

sk8er_tor

Even if BlackBerry lost out, the company will still exist in some form under some ownership. It's not just going to magically evaporate into thin air.

needforbbx

But that doesn't answer the questions raised by michaelakid

J_Simms100

Magically shut off?! I'm not even going to entertain that... I love my Z10. It all boils down to will the BlackBerry os still be supported if a sale were to happen. No reason to be a dick.

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ruhban

He can't help himself.

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Bla1ze

You're all so serious, lighten up. Sheesh. Act like someone stole your kitten or something.

 

Kevin Michaluk

So you're the one who stole my kitten Bla1ze?! You twerk! Err.. I mean twerp. My bad. Can't click around the internet this week without seeing the word twerk.

thisiscjay

ROFL!.. I still stand behind the Cyrus Virus... lmfao

GreenCopperz

No Robin Thicke stood behind Miley ;-) she twerked him. LOL

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morpho4444

Hi there "Mr. is ok to be let down by BlackBerry to focus on new devices". Hope you have a great day =)

LeroyP09

Kevin you have to laugh so hard sometimes reading some of these threads. I know, I do. Hahahha

Zed 10 - 10.2.0.1047. In your face VZW

quizm

If BlackBerry breaks up the Z30 keeps working. True,but no more app or system upgrade/development. That's a downer.

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Thunderbuck

That's an oversimplification.

#1, It will remain easy to port Android apps over. #2 OS10 has already sold more than WebOS; not a COMPLETELY insignificant market.

#3, "Sale" is an outside possibility; "taken private" is much more likely, and will do wonders for the stability of the company.

momma003

Yes, I do. If the company goes the way of Nokia as anaylist's have suggested, what becomes of our beloved Blackberry's? Many of us are still running legacy devices on BB servers. I am not a techie and don't read all the blogs but am feeling concern for the future. It sadly has made me hesitate in upgrading to the Z10 or up-coming Z30.

Jake Storm

To address your concerns about "what happens if they go the way of Nokia", look at current Nokia owners.
I don't see any of them crying.

Anik91

Yet you'd buy something from a company that's way in there with the NSA?

Hmmmmmmm.

BlackBerry Z10, CB10.

nt300

BlackBerry is not going anywhere lol, its all about pushing forward BB10. So your safe....

bobshine

Well the basically the US, UK, Canadian, German government will all be left without mobile devices if BlackBerry do disappear

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Drmoe

Seriously. If something were to happen to BlackBerry although I highly doubt it, I would go out and buy more Z10's. That's how much I can't stand iphone and Samsung phones...

Posted via the best phone ever. The white Z10.

GRojasHruska

dr moe, you are a g, if i had more money i'd buy z10s for my friends who have ipones, i don't mind the s4, don't like it as much as my z10, but i'm not going to hate / man **** this dying BB sh*t, we aint goin' nowhere!

Schmurf

Jeez, if that scares you, how are you going to make it through life? Seriously if the absolute worst case is that BlackBerry closes it's doors, then when I'm due for an upgrade to my phone I'll just have to get one from someone else. It's not the end of the world. Not even close, so suck it up and dive in.

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Aguilucho

I'm happy with my Z10 but this phone is looking very good.

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koolrosh

It looks better and better every time I see it.

GRojasHruska

i know right? i can't decide whether or not it's a weird form of visual stockholm syndrome / please note i still love the look and feel of my z10

playbookster

its so much nicer looking than the z10

EsJayDee

Isn't it though?

Posted via CB10 using my flick-ity keyboard :D.

Optimus4

Still not sure why the put the word blackberry on the front all the time. I think one logo is enough. It is like people who put stickers on their car.

scrapmetal58

Personally, I really like the BlackBerry logo on the front. I like that it's chrome and nice. BlackBerry actually has a nice and classy logo.

BionicKris

I don't mind the logo on the front. A lot of people don't realize this touchscreen Z10 is a BlackBerry. They assume all BBs have keyboards.

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nt300

The Z10 in White is SEXY very SEXY. I will only buy the Z30 if it came in WHITE.

Nharzhool

I don't see why it won't...unfortunately I couldn't get a Zed in white. Called like every place in Cape Town and none had stock in white...

Derrick Joseph

I was thinking the same....Z30 in white would be awesome.

E_the_CameraMan

2 years left until I can get another phone... Guess my Z10 will have to suffice until I can get a Z30, LOL

Bobert_123

In two years we'll have the Z90 lol

Rub3n5

It's pretty funny watching this guy use the phone. He's obviously not a BB10 user - reminds me of the day I got my Z10 and was just swiping around with no real sense of direction. :-)

vettsting

Yeah, can see him struggle a bit with the one hand. Definitely a two hand phone.... looks sleek though.

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Rub3n5

Yep, I'm looking forward to upgrading my Z10 with an early Christmas gift to myself... :-)

Puz_zled

Yes, me too! Happy B-Day to me though.

From my sweet BB10 Neutrino powered Z10 :D

Rub3n5

+1 had to read this a few times before I figured it out. :-P

Rub3n5

+1 on your username and -1 for Ben Affleck as the new Batman.

Rub3n5

And as a side note, we know we are using the right smartphone when The Dark Knight uses a BB10 device. ;-)

GRojasHruska

definitely trying to make fido pay for it (common fido, you need me as a customer! =P )

Xilus79

another reason why i love my Z10... you can do everything with one hand. the 4.2" screen size is just perfect, especially with the swiping! (well, IMO) :)

xtrepador

No direction haha you are right

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tr1ad

Scared to by a phone because of rumours of the company?
I can see it now... BlackBerry closes it's doors and all the phones magically self destruct...

Bring it on Z30 ... I want one of those bad boys ... more real estate the better

nt300

No Debt, $3+ Billion in cash, increasing market share, especially in North America, no BlackBerry is here to stay and BB10 will do just fine.

koolrosh

You are right, except for the 'increasing marketshare' part. BB wont go out of business. They will either sell assets, partner with a bigger company or go private. All of which is good for the end user.

kkanejb

Huge

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oneinfiniteloop

@Bla1ze, a while back when the first video was leaked you had made a passing comment and I paraphrase "so you haven't seen some of the interesting things as yet..." with that in mind, I was a bit surprised by your statement in this article about: "...at this point there isn't much left to say about it..." - I guess we will have to wait until the actual release of this product.

Just curious - the tag on the back says "Property of Research In Motion..." which means the device was shipped a while back to the person who is filming this. There are 5 rows of icons on this as well - unfortunately we didn't get to see which build was running on this one.

Anonymous2039

Not 2.0.xxxx. You can see that the pull-down quick access menu is not the new one.

Q10 and Canadian all the way!

Nharzhool

I'm confused because I have 10.2.0.1047 and I have the exact same options in my quick-access menu.

Nharzhool

I'm confused because I have 10.2.0.1047 and I have the exact same options in my quick-access menu.

scmcc16

Anyone else notice that there were less options on the swipe down menu....

rennardd

Too big for my liking. You can see the guy have to shuffle his hand to reach the bezel gestures. Also his swiping was poor, makes It look like there are flaws in the gestures or it is not sensitive enough. Great phone though, just not for me.

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WillieLee

His swiping is poor because he's using the phone left-handed while trying to film and hold it in a manner that he can record what is happening on the screen.

needforbbx

Could be small hands......

derizzle

looks nice but now I will have to wait 18 months now for an upgrade until my 2yr contract is over...

Sent by Bbry Zed10

Kaiv728

What's the battery mah

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Plazmic Flame

2800 mah is what's been seen on the back of the device in leaked photos/videos.

macallik

Still want this phone. Saving up now for it. Hopefully AT&T will have this phone for us soon.

Posted via my awesome Z10

Plazmic Flame

It's like the Q10 and Z10 had a baby... and it got most of the features of the Z10, lol.
Now if we could only get a device like this that inherits the physical keyboard of the Q10...

bhrgvr

The guy did not even attempt to open the back cover... or is it not there at all....!!!

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Anonymous2039

You can't remove the back cover, and therefore cannot swap out the battery.

Q10 and Canadian all the way!

Plazmic Flame

Actually... the back cover can be removed but it's only to insert/remove the SIM card and SD card. The battery is sealed though...

tryfe

Looks pretty nice but definitely a two handed phone. I'd be dropping that thing *in Dexter St. Jock's voice* CON-STANT-LY.

xBURK

Thanks Blaze. Love the look. Going to be hard to give up the Z10 though.
Especially when I already have four different cases. (bought off Crackberry I might add)

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ARWestenberger

I have small hands so I don't think the Z30 would be for me, I love the size of my Z10. I do have a concern about the price though. I can foresee BlackBerry releasing this beauty at $249.99 or even possibly $299.99 on contract. I hope not.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.2.0.1371

Josh_Gooner

Love the darker looking theme. Also looks more sleek and sexier than the Z10.

An absolute Must Get!

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silversmith75

cool looking phone... one of my only complaints about the look of the os is that, i wish you could swipe down and put all the apps down.. and have nothing up on screen but active tiles. apps what ever you wanna call them. like playbook.. i really liked that feature..

tdotblazer

I guess we have to stay loyal with BB no matter what the news reports. After all, if it wasn't for the loyal users, we wouldn't be sitting here talking about it today right? Z30 to infinity and beyond.

IGeeve

Meh, doesn't do anything for me. Think I'll stick to my shiny Red Limited Edition Z10 :D I get way to many compliments lol.

P N

It needs to hurry up. I can't wait to trade in my z10 for the z30. Does anyone know within quarter 4 when it will grace Verizon?

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F2

I just wonder if there's any forensic evidence that can be captured from the video? Finger prints or his image as the reflections bounce around?

Bla1ze

How about the PIN that's clearly displayed? lol

Nharzhool

Ooooh F2...you better have some Burn Heal! hehe

ashworth

2FFFFAFF does not seem like a valid PIN to me.... Keeping with the memes, It's a TRAP!

Fnord

It's legit. Seems the pre-release devices all start with "2FFF"

FryBerry

Did anyone else notice, the day said August 27?
This phone looks good, but I need a QWERTY.

Portaldemon

I'm so trading in my Z10 for that Z30. Looks amazing. Makes emulation so much better.

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bbry4life

The Z30 or the Q10 will be my next phone purchase. Difficult to decide.

Pilot Prop

The Z30 looks nice! I passed on the Z10 but this one really has me tempted.

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Alphax45

How old is this as the company changed from RIM to BlackBerry back in Feb...

jojo beaconsfield

Good eye,what gives?Actually the name change only occurred in June.

Bla1ze

It's dated August 27th on the device.

jojo beaconsfield

he was referring to the sticker on the back of the phone.

Speedygi

Wonder what the debugging things on the bottom left mean...

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Bla1ze

It measures CPU usage, FPS etc.

bbmtna

I thought it was the hype around here that was leading me to like this phone however seeing it is really calling my name! I'm torn, I love my Z10 and i have absolutely no reason to change phones other then full desire.
Damn you, you temptress!

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mnc76

I'm the same. No reason at all to drop my Z10, but I still want the 30 :)

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Plazmic Flame

Just by looking at all the icons on the screen, I want to believe that they've gone with a 1080p resolution...

Nharzhool

Hell Yes...and a 13 MP Camera...they really need a 13 MP camera on there to compete with the S4. I bought the S4 for my girlfriend and the camera is admittedly superior to the 8 MP on my Zed.

Nharzhool

Hell Yes...and a 13 MP Camera...they really need a 13 MP camera on there to compete with the S4. I bought the S4 for my girlfriend and the camera is admittedly superior to the 8 MP on my Zed.

mokimoki

Did anyone else notice, when he pulled down the menu something pup up on the button left

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atlasmike

I love that composite back cover on the z30.

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iMeTubes1

Wy removable back cover without removable battery?

Z10 on 10.2.0.1371

felixlives

Yeah there was some code shit on the bottom
Cool phone i might get it, but i love, i mean really love my Z10
If in the reviews it does good on battery life, I will get it for sure

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Wilkerson4492

Love the look of this phone! BUT...I still want my T10 with a full screen and keyboard like my old torch.

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Ka Nos

Getting it %100

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LeroyP09

Love how the battery is dead as always on my Zed too. Love this phone and its always in hand. But I wish it had a great battery.

Zed 10 - 10.2.0.1047. In your face VZW

Nharzhool

dude...it is a 2880 mAh battery...pretty sure it won't always be dead. Also the screen is apparently going to be AMOLED so less battery drainage.

Nharzhool

dude...it is a 2880 mAh battery...pretty sure it won't always be dead. Also the screen is apparently going to be AMOLED so less battery drainage.

DocDRM

"Looking good, Flo!"

"ZZZ'ing good . . . ."

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pmich

looks real nice and a perfect size....

dragonx6

Dont care what anyone says. That screen is looking sexy.

salter0151

I love blackberry, However whats all this hype about this phone. Z10 didnt sell great why would this. Its just a bigger Z10 with better specs Z10 is best phone out I love it. But I wouldnt ever look at this and think wow I would love to upgrade its so much better, NO its just the same old bigger z10.

This isnt the way forward for Blackberry its just wasting more money making models not many people would buy. Dont get me wrong if I didnt have Z10 I would get this as a BlackBerry fan but if I werent I wouldnt even look at this phone. You tell a friend your phones a BlackBerry and you get laughed it instantly.

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

Carruthers

I usually hear something more like "wow, that's the new BlackBerry? It's pretty nice! " when ppl ask me about my phone. Which happens quite a lot actually. The Z30 fits a nice market as a large screen media/gaming phone with decent battery life (hopefully) and a new os. Hopefully it will bring some old and new users over to BlackBerry.

Posted from my incredible Z10

Carruthers

I'm in love with my phone but Damn this is tempting. To sell or not to sell, that is the question. I'm still gonna try and sell my dad on the Z30 tho since he likes big phones and looking at note 3.

Posted from my incredible Z10

ssbtech

Looks like he's struggling a bit to hold it. I think I prefer the size of my Z10.

Nharzhool

Fortunately people like me an Lana Kane have shovels for hands so large phones aren't a problem. :-)

quizm

When this phone comes out, likely with 10.2, this will mark the point where BlackBerry has got a complete range of mobile devices. If it's camera is better, and instagram is on, and BBM is out, I would say BlackBerry is really in good position Take for sale signs down. Keep movin!

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Robin Lim

The Z30 looks swell, but what I would really like to see next year is an update Z10. Improvement in technology could probably allow for a 4.4 or 4.5 inch display without making the case larger. Of course the bezel on a BlackBerry is part of the control area.

Posted from my Zed 10

Sinhue Ruizz

I still wondering, why in other videos/photos the display has a line of 4 iciness and in other photos or videos it shows five? Don't you think this may not be legit?

Nharzhool

So you're saying that instead of a possible OS update being installed on this device over the one in the older video, the more logical option is that someone spent hours and hours doing some advanced CGI to trick us? Even when we know that the device does exist and that 5 rows was expected which is why the photos had 5.

Also, if it was fake, he wouldn't have missed so many swipes.

Nharzhool

So you're saying that instead of a possible OS update being installed on this device over the one in the older video, the more logical option is that someone spent hours and hours doing some advanced CGI to trick us? Even when we know that the device does exist and that 5 rows was expected which is why the photos had 5.

Also, if it was fake, he wouldn't have missed so many swipes.

Jay Mart

But what can it do?

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Nharzhool

Make phone calls...possibly text as well. It's a BB10 Smartphone...it will do the same as the Z10, possibly with a few extras.

Nharzhool

Make phone calls...possibly text as well. It's a BB10 Smartphone...it will do the same as the Z10, possibly with a few extras.

ThaMunsta

I really like the rounded screen bezel

J Johnstone

That is one sexy beast. The next z10 should use the same build.

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cellphonejunkey

After going thru the hair ripping with touch typing inaccuracy on android devices, how is the accuracy of touch typing on the keyboardless Z series? Can actual current users chime in? I defected and used a samsung galaxy s4 and a lte tablet for a bit as these are tools I need for work! I do use a Q10 now but would love a larger screen! I do however still am using my android tablet for work!

Twice burned once shy!!!

Posted in CB forums and on Bbos leak 10.2.1047

Trick_Deck

Hated Touch Keyboards for the longest. The Z10 keyboard completely changed my mind about them. Hands down the best virtual keyboard on the market in terms of ease of use, accuracy and cool factor.

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scrapmetal58

Z10 is my first BlackBerry. It has the best touchscreen keyboard by far. It's incredible. Once you get used to the flick typing, it's so much faster. Plus, the frets and spacing make it easier, and more accurate.

Nharzhool

Honestly, I F***en HATE touch keyboards so I was reluctant to get the Zed. I went to the shop and tested the keyboard out and it is decently sharper and more accurate than my Girlfriend's S4.

You can check out demo videos online to confirm. If there is any selling point for these phones, it is the Touch-keyboard. It really is very good...

Nharzhool

Honestly, I F***en HATE touch keyboards so I was reluctant to get the Zed. I went to the shop and tested the keyboard out and it is decently sharper and more accurate than my Girlfriend's S4.

You can check out demo videos online to confirm. If there is any selling point for these phones, it is the Touch-keyboard. It really is very good...

davinci4real

The Z10's keyboard is the only keyboard in which I can type without looking without looking at the keys. Enough said.

GSEYYZ

It's very funny in the last few days I have more people ask me is that the new Z from BlackBerry can I see it ? I hand it over and let them look at, its normaly in line at Tim's. They can't believe it's so fast I show them a few tricks"hub" then I tell them about the Z30 the look in there face is holy s:--/-..
We're I work 40% of the younger kids use BlackBerry of all types a lot of Z10's ... I just don't get all the negative if 20 something young adults are hip on BlackBerry y are all the old adults such downers... go back and use your rotory phone with a long cable -:). This is from a guy that's almost 50 young... 19 at heart or 21 in the US. metric and all....

From my Z10

FunktasticLucky

I'm looking at this video and noticing the screen has rounded edges.. I'm starting to think it's going to have a plastic screen like the 9850/60 does... and to me. that's no Bueno! Looks super smexy though.

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Anonymous2039

I highly doubt it.

Q10 and Canadian all the way!

Trick_Deck

Feels too big to me. But as a BlackBerry fan, I must go ahead and obtain one when it's released. I have a Z and a Q and I see no reason not to have one of these. It's sexy if nothing else. Supporting until the wheels fall off

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shopwood

You can't put it on its side because if the rounded edge. I like z10. I would like a smaller z10 with amoled screen and a 2800mah battery

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Zildjian71

Daddy likes, come to Papa!

The Z10 is killer but this is what we want.

pididipop

This phone looks great but unless there are some real solid spec improvement over the Z10, I will stick with the Z10. The sale, a joint venture agreement or other business reorganization would not affect my decision to buy because I love the BB10 OS (running 10.2) and I'm pretty sure it's going to be around for a some time. I have a 3 year old IPhone 3g that has been made basically obsolete because of Apple OS upgrades. The shelf life of smart phones is not long.

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mnc76

The Z30 has a MUCH faster graphics processor, and newer model CPU running at a higher clock speed. (Note: The Z30's CPU runs faster than the Z10's CPU even when its run at the same clock speed as the Z10's CPU).

So the Z30 is significantly faster.

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tatail

It is a shame such a nice looking phone will not be the hot-topic when it is released..

It will be priced very high and people will of course will compare it's hardware to the competition, whether relevant or not.. :(

Good luck BBRY, I wish someone in the head quarters had enough brain to understand a little that they are always behind on hardware..

Anonymous2039

Behind on hardware? I wouldn't say so. The Z10 and Q10 both have 8 megapixel cameras, which is quite good for a phone and is better or equal to most other phones. As for performance, forget what hardware it has and take a look how it runs: smooth and buttery with no slowdowns (except when running some Android ports or game emulators, which would be the case no matter the hardware). And look, my Q10 has 2 GB or RAM. That's more than one of my computers has, and it's not even that old!

Basically what I'm saying is that specs are not everything―performance is.

Q10 and Canadian all the way!

tatail

"Basically what I'm saying is that specs are not everything―performance is".

And how many people are smart enough to understand that? I didn't say hardware this or that but what I referred to is the fact that it will be compared to the competition..

Lets cross out RAM and Processor and talk about camera. Look at these new GS4, HTC One, Sony Z phones, all are packed with high end cameras.

Anyway, the point I wanted to make was that we as regular BB users don't need the extra hardware boost but for users of other platform there has to be something to make the device attractive for them..

mobilesync

Spec probably doesn't matter for most people here. But spec do matter for BlackBerry to survive. If RIM only serves existing BB users, the user base can only gets smaller and smaller.

Nharzhool

Which is why it needs to have a 5" 1080p AMOLED with a 13 MP camera. In all other aspects, it should fare well against the S4 and Xperia Z.

Dave Bourque

It really doesn't need. It just needs better software and more features for the cam.

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Nharzhool

Seriously? If the Z30 is going to go up against the S4 and the Xperia Z, it needs to be able to stand its ground. Also, something like Gorilla glass would be nice, though not necessary. People are going to look at the Z30, the S4 and the Xperia Z and go: "Why should I get the BB when its screen isn't as crisp and the camera isn't as good as the others but it still costs the same?".

Now *I* don't need the 13MP camera or a full HD screen but for the market share's sake, the device needs them to compete with the Big Boys...Hell, if the resolution and the camera are the same, the Z30 would have the best hardware with the 2GB of RAM and the "Not made in the East" sticker. JK!!

Nharzhool

Seriously? If the Z30 is going to go up against the S4 and the Xperia Z, it needs to be able to stand its ground. Also, something like Gorilla glass would be nice, though not necessary. People are going to look at the Z30, the S4 and the Xperia Z and go: "Why should I get the BB when its screen isn't as crisp and the camera isn't as good as the others but it still costs the same?".

Now *I* don't need the 13MP camera or a full HD screen but for the market share's sake, the device needs them to compete with the Big Boys...Hell, if the resolution and the camera are the same, the Z30 would have the best hardware with the 2GB of RAM and the "Not made in the East" sticker. JK!!

scrapmetal58

I'm liking the design more and more all each time I see it. It's quite unique. I like how the gloss goes right to the top. I love my Z10 though. The Z30 is too big for me, but it's really nice.

Anonymous2039

I prefer the Z10 look, where it has those rounded projections above and below the screen. Not only does it help protect the screen, but it is a very distinctive look.

Q10 and Canadian all the way!

hot_gym_guy

I want one

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Chriz

Oh no....Empty Battery. Not a good sign. :D

;-)

G-bone

pure poetry!!

#BB10Believe

BB30000

When I see how sleek, sexy, fast, and productive BlackBerry has become, I can't see why anyone would want anything else...seriously, beautiful devices!

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Nate650

This bad boy looks thinner than the Z10.

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mobilesync

Hope so, but not sure.

jic999

I was told by someone in the know !
The Z30 with the 2880 amp battery , Amolied screen and the phone battery manager you can easily get 9 to 10 solid hours with heavy usage of the phone with the Z30 $$
Well that's a 6AM to 4PM run time of heavy usage for me !! Add an extra hour or two for slow usage days, I will take this Z30 in a heartbeat !!

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darkshin0b1

I will not have any milk and cookies until I get this phone..No my kind sir I will not.

Z30 I will have you...

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Fardan Musaev

Why is it running 10.1?

Z10

tinochiko

BlackBerry Trade In Program ;)

Kind Regards, Tino Chiko C0008DDD1 TechCraze!

Daemon1

I want one right now !!! ;)

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Daemon1

I will give my beloved unlocked Z10 to my wife and jump on the Z30 as soon as it hits the stores. Probably get a Q10 just for work too !

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canada1969

Here I'm italy the news is that BlackBerry is up for sale :-(

I'm Canadian and i use BlackBerry

drkpitt

I'll definitely pick one up for my mom. She likes the Z10 but could use a bigger screen which will be easier on her eyes. It will be harder for gestures but I think screen real estate matters more for her coming from an S3.

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fubisd

There's something about that silver at the bottom... it makes the phone look really good. I'm excited to get this as my next phone when my contract is up. It should be out by that time.

fanisk

I am happy with the Z10 but I will go definitely for the Z30!

Sent from my Z10

nalin909

Looks nice!!!!!!!! :)

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chadnichols

I mean I really like the Z30 but it hasn't made me want to dump my Q10 for it. Until there's a BB10 with specs that'll shame my Quey baby then it'll stay attached at my hip!! My happy hips ;)

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Yu hou

Too big, I think the z10 is the perfect size for a gesture based device, any over sized device will effect the user experience.

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fmacej13

Hi, Z30 has super amoled or LCD like Z10?
thank you

SimonJamesPT

Well.... I don't have the same impression than most of the people here!
I think this Z30 is not very pretty... It's a little bit Blackberry+Samsung design...
And I really don't like Samsung's designs... Feels so cheap in the hand!
The Z10 as a strong, solid and professional design. This Z30 doesn't.

Nharzhool

I think they might be different target markets IMO. The Z30 might be targeted at the ERMAHGERD HERGGE EN PURRRTY SHCREEEN people like the S4 and the Xperia Z; where the Z10 seems a more sensible device.

People, Please don't argue; it is just my opinion.

Nharzhool

I think they might be different target markets IMO. The Z30 might be targeted at the ERMAHGERD HERGGE EN PURRRTY SHCREEEN people like the S4 and the Xperia Z; where the Z10 seems a more sensible device.

People, Please don't argue; it is just my opinion.

SimonJamesPT

Well, in that case - The 5 inch display shouldn't be a HD screen but a Full HD screen like S4 and Xperia Z...

jordandrews90

I don't think bigger phones are for me. But I love the look of it :) The way the stainless steel wraps around the device and then spills over the front :) If there ends up being any colour option I guess it will just be the back plate, that'll be easy!

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nbaliga

I really wanted one, but I'm starting to wonder if it's a bit too long. I could see in the video, that Mr. Heins :-) was not fluent with the swipes, he had to reach quite a bit.

I wouldn't buy one unless I get a few hands on minutes to test it out. I find the z10 has the perfect size to convenience balance.

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DS1331

It looks exactly like a Z10 just, bigger...

Sent from BBQ 10 / HTC One

UsamahJK

What's the point of making new devices when your OS is already behind? My z10 is full of bugs!! Its so irritating? Got the 10.1 MS update and it's even worse....Release 10.2 ready!!!!!

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tsquare

I'd buy a Z30 in a heartbeat... if I thought the company would be around this time next year.

THAT is the issue, and sadly, Blackberry is losing the fight...

Jonathank

To dam big, as u can see the issues to get the gestures to work. Ill pass on the brick and stick with the Z

SEAWARRIOR

nice,,, i think they actually tapered the top & bottom in a 9850/60-ish way,,, lookin' smoooth...

1magine

Still no quick setting for the mobile network. Silly.

GTiLeo

shows memory remaining at 1.4 gb fancy did BlackBerry work out a bit of memory hogness in the UI? maybe droppign adobe AIR helped out a bit

Cap_172R

Looks good! very sleek. Don't think i'll be giving up my Q10 anytime soon though...

mobilesync

Why HDMI and USB ports are still on the side? As phone profile gets bigger the reason to move them to a less obstructive place is stronger. Move them to the bottom.

Also, they make the phone look ugly on the side as if some one is missing two middle teeth. Plain ugly.

mobilesync

I am afraid many people who praise this phone here are hired by Apple to kill BB. If BB releases this phone it is going to bankrupt.

The look is bad. The side bezel is big. The bottom bezel is ridiculously big. The phone is sicker than its competitors. Too missing teeth in the middle of the left side. The only plus is the back looks much better than S4 (cheap looking).

The spec. Ouch. Spec do matter when it comes to BB's survival.

I really hope this is a smog and BB has tightened up its corporate governance and the real cool phone is not leaked at all.

Jimmy Choo1

Don't wanna sound like a dick but I wonder what z30 sales gonna be like knowing that blackberry is up for sale. (z10 user)

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kyleo92

Love this phone, just a shame I would be taking a step down spec wise from my Sony Xperia Z if I got it..

RoninZakath

And how would that affect you, really? Would there be a noticeable real world difference in performance?

kyleo92

I obviously don't care about processor as I know Android is a hog.. But camera wise I like my 13 megapixel camera, 441ppi screen and BlackBerry wouldn't support accessories around my house :(

bonwill

Looks stunning!! when is this beautiful arriving to Canada?

bbonfire

Q10 , Z15 do not seem to garner plenty of wow sales number. This Z30 debut may seem to follow the same trend. BB should realize that these designs do not seem to wow the mainstream consumers; otherwise the number will speak for itself. Come up with something revolutionary otherwise it is just another phone liked HTc. or Samsung. Your design dept team and your marketing intelligence team need to work on this...imo. other than the OS, how different is the shape and form of the phone compare to others ...

BB10GUY

i missed BB10 the moment i traded in my Z10 for the HTC One first thing i did was swiped up to unlock my HTC One...lol!!! BB10 best OS hands down....its ashame app devs abandon this OS sole reason no everyday consumer will buy a BB device....but a phone guy like myself def will be picking the Z30 up unlocked and def if it also comes in white.

YTDW2000

It's likely this is the year I upgrade my smartphone twice in the same year.

As with my other BlackBerry products the Z10 will go back neatly in the box in which it came as I refuse to toss away my old BlackBerries away like junk the same way I've done in the past with my old flip top phones. BlackBerry's presentation is almost a work of art and unboxing is always a little bit exciting.

One of nicer experiences today of being a BlackBerry user is the looks we sometimes get from others, we know are curious, but are (at the moment) too afraid to 'buck the trend' and are (for the time being) using Androids or some other parasitic hybrid.

The Z30 will be a real head turner.

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Estevan_77

It looks like the z10 I don't c nothing special about it dose the same thing

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vette2009

I dunno. I have a week ago returned to the Blacckberry fold with the Bold 9930 and I could not be happier having a real Blackberry again. For the last 2 years I've been using the iPhone 4 back when Sprint finally started selling them. I enjoyed it but finally grew bored. I kept looking BB videos and everything that Crackberry and the othe Blackberry sites had to offer. What sealed the deal for me was reaching my 2 year point of upgrade eligibility. I just happened to go to the Best Buy site and low and behould the BB Bold for 0.00!!! I ordered one for me and my wife. She still had the BB Style flip which she loved. I wasnt sure if she would like the 9930. The only thing she misses is the Style really did fit well in her purse and pocket but other than that she likes it well.
To me the Z30 just isnt a Blackberry. But to each there own Im happy with my new Bold!!

helloz10byeiphone

cant wait for this phone ! that screen looks pretty dam hot too :D

stlscott18

Nice phone but it lacks the APPS APPS APPS APPS APPS. Did you get my point? I still can't get Bank of America app on my Q10. WTF?