Just a couple of days after the BlackBerry Z30 was announced in Malaysia the new flagship BlackBerry 10 device has made its way into our hands - and what a beauty it is. We are going to have a ton of Z30 content coming up over the next few days, weeks and months, so keep your eyes peeled. As you will see in the video - the unit I was sent looks very much like a retail one, although there are a couple of goodies in the box. We'll have to wait and see if those come as standard or not.
As well as us getting a new BlackBerry - the Z30 is the first to launch with BlackBerry 10.2 which brings us some nice OS improvements. All the other BlackBerry 10 handsets will get 10.2 in October, but if you're itching to go hands on with it sooner the Z30 will be your only option, unless you have loaded up a leaked version.
I'm going to keep this post short and sweet - it's all about the video, but like always we will have a full review coming up in the very near future as well as a bunch of 'how to' posts if you're picking up the Z30 as your first BlackBerry 10 device.
If this one looks like the BlackBerry for you here's a quick reminder of its specs:
Processor: Dual Core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with QuadCore Adreno 320 GPU
Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash + Hot Swappable MicroSD slot up to SDXC UHS-I
Expandable Memory: MicroSD slot located under back cover
Display: 5”, 1280 x 720 resolution, 295 PPI, 24 bit Color, 16:9, SuperAMOLED
Network Connectivity: 4G LTE support for global roaming
Rear Facing Camera: 8MP Auto-Focus, Back Side Illumination, 5 element F2.2 lens, Flash, continuous & touch to focus, image stabilization, Proprietary Enhanced Super, Resolution Digital Zoom (5x), 1080p HD video recording
Front Facing Camera: 2MP Fixed-Focus, Image & video stabilization, 3x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording
Ports and Connectivity: USB 2.0 High Speed - USB port allows charging and data synchronization of the device with a USB “A” to micro-USB “B” cable, USB OTG, Micro HDMI, NFC, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Server
Power Adapter: +5V DC / 850 mA AC power adapter
Battery: 2880 mAh non-removable battery
Battery Life: Talk time: Up to 18 hours UMTS/14 hours GSM, Standby time: Up to 16 Days, Music: Up to 90 hours, Video: Up to 12 hours
Wi- Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz, 4G Mobile Hotspot
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