BlackBerry Z30
Devices | 387 Comments BlackBerry Z30 review The BlackBerry Z30 has already launched in some international markets and hits Canadian shelves on October 15th. On the surface, it comes across simply as a bigger version of the BlackBerry Z10, but there’s quite a bit more to it. Rear stereo speakers introduce high-quality sound, new antenna...

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Oct 28, 2014 BlackBerry Z30 returns to the Verizon Wireless site
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If you're a Verizon customer who has been on the hunt for a BlackBerry Z30, you might have noticed the device disappeared from the carriers website for pretty much three months. Many said it was on backorder, many said production on it had stopped, many said Verizon just simply decided to stop carrying it and while we might never know the full reason for its disappearance, we can now say it has returned and is available for purchase.

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Sep 25, 2014 A drool-worthy BlackBerry photo
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BlackBerry Envy

As a longtime BlackBerry addict and gadget lover in general, it's pretty rare (read: never) that I feel envious of another person's tech collection. That said, I just had one of those moments where I felt true envy.

The photo above was just tweeted to me by Barry Lapthorne, who in addition to his trusty BlackBerry Z30 is rock'n ALL of the latest and yet to be released BlackBerry 10 phones (Z3 excluded). He has the just-announced BlackBerry Passport, in white no less; the also-brand-new Porsche Design P'9983; and he even has the yet to be released BlackBerry Classic. I've never seen these four devices lined up like this before, so just had to immediately share the photo with CrackBerry Nation.

I'm drooling. Consider me envious, Barry. Nice collection!

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Sep 08, 2014 BlackBerry Z30 in Canada priced at $0 with two year contract for limited time
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Folks in Canada can now take atvantage of a new, but limited time, promotion on the BlackBerry Z30. The company announced today the price of the smartphone has been cut to just $0 for a two year contract on the Rogers, Bell and TELUS wireless providers.

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Sep 02, 2014 Verizon rolling out OS 10.2.1.3289 for BlackBerry Z30 owners
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Although some folks have seen it arrive a bit earlier, it seems as though Verizon has now pushed another round of updates for BlackBerry Z30 owners. This time, software release 10.2.1.2991, OS version 10.2.1.3289 is appearing via the OTA update system. The change log is recycled from previous release but we know the update includes general bug fixes and improvements over the previous releases.

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Aug 20, 2014 TELUS, Bell and Rogers all offering the BlackBerry Z30 for free!
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I'm still no fan of contracts but if you've been waiting to get a BlackBerry Z30 on the cheap or the upcoming BlackBerry Passport isn't for you, now is likely the best time to do so if you live in Canada. Right now, TELUS, Bell and Rogers are all offering the device for free with a 2-year contract on specific plans until Sept. 15th.

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Jul 07, 2014 BlackBerry Q10, Q5, and Z30 win Red Dot design awards
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BlackBerry Q10

On top of being the hugely functional devices we know and love, the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5, and BlackBerry Z30 are also earning accolades for design. All three just won Red Dot Awards when faced with a pool of over 4,800 entrants and a panel of 40 design experts judging every aspect of the products.

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Jun 30, 2014 BlackBerry Z30 pricing further reduced in India through Flipkart
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If you live in India and still haven't picked up a BlackBerry Z30, your patience may have been rewarded. Back in March, the pricing was reduced to Rs. 34,990 but now if you order through Flipkart using a Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Net Banking options you can pick up a BlackBerry Z30 of your very own for only Rs. 24,990 after a Rs. 5000 credit from Flipkart.

That's a pretty slick deal all things considered. Also keep in mind, if the Z30 isn't your flavor of BlackBerry, you can also pick up a Z3 through Flipkart with a Rs.1000 reduction in pricing. The deals are noted to be for a limited time only, so best to get in while you can.

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Jun 20, 2014 Special pricing offers now available in India for the BlackBerry Z30
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While consumers in India have loaded up on the BlackBerry Z10, there's a new deal now rolling that will bring some more attention to the BlackBerry Z30. BlackBerry customers looking to pick one up will be able to take advantage of the offer across all retail networks in India. So what's the deal? Sameer Bhatia, Director – Distribution, BlackBerry India has laid it out.

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May 19, 2014 These BlackBerry devices take advantage of Verizon XLTE
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BlackBerry Q10 with Verizon XLTE

So, you're wondering if your Verizon device works with that shiny new XLTE network that just went live in your area? Well, here's a list of BlackBerry devices that can currently take advantage of the added speed from AWS spectrum. Of course as new phones and tablets come out, we can expect that they'll support Verizon's XLTE network.

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Apr 05, 2014 White BlackBerry Z30 lands on ShopBlackBerry
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BlackBerry Z30

Wondering what happened to the white BlackBerry Z30 when the regular black model went on sale at ShopBlackBerry a few weeks back? Fear not, the GSM unlocked white Z30 (STA100-5) is now available to buy from BlackBerry's official online store, priced $499 for those in the U.S. — same device, only with a lighter, brighter exterior.

Need accessories for that new white Z30? ShopCrackBerry has you covered.

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Apr 01, 2014 A must-watch enthusiastic review of the BlackBerry Z30!
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Back in February, Dan Nessel from DadDoes.com accepted the challenge to put down his iPhone 5 and pick up the BlackBerry Z30 for 7 days.

Unsurprisingly to BlackBerry fans, Dan walked away from the test really appreciating the BlackBerry Z30 and the timesaving features offered up by BlackBerry 10.

Now Dan is back with another look at the Z30, this time following the big upgrade to OS 10.2.1, which introduced even more features for Dan to play with, not the least of which is the ability to run Android apps.

It's an enthusiastic review, and one well worth watching and reading. So check it out!

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Mar 31, 2014 BlackBerry 10 smartphones finally launch on ShopBlackBerry for Canada
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BlackBerry smartphones

BlackBerry has announced that starting today, customers will be able to purchased unlocked GSM versions of a number of BlackBerry 10 smartphones directly from the company's Canadian store ca.ShopBlackBerry.com. The available devices are the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, and Q5. These devices are compatible with Canadian LTE and 4G networks.

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Mar 27, 2014 The BlackBerry Z30 gets a price cut in India for a limited time
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Z30

Another day and yet more BlackBerry good news out of India. It was only very recently that we told you that the Z10 was back in stock in India after selling out following the promotional price. It seems that BlackBerry have decided to go along the same route with the glorious Z30 as for the next 60 days you can snap it up for just Rs. 34,990.

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Mar 19, 2014 BlackBerry Z30 now available from ShopBlackBerry in the U.S.
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Up until now Verizon has been the only U.S. carrier to offer up the BlackBerry Z30, but as of today, you can now buy an unlocked, SIM-free Z30 directly from ShopBlackBerry.com for $499. This Z30 is ready to roll with AT&T or T-Mobile and has 4G / 4G LTE bands.

If you need to accessorize your new Z30, you know where to go!

Purchase a BlackBerry Z30 from ShopBlackBerry

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Mar 17, 2014 Speaker Battle: iPhone 5s vs BlackBerry Z30 vs Galaxy Note 3
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Our BlackBerry hating friend J_Caloy is back with another video, only this time he isn't hating on BlackBerry — he's putting it up to a test of might against other devices. With three challenges already in the books for alarm clock, picture sharing and multi-tasking (check them out in the gallery above) he's moved onto a battle of speakers to see which device has the best overall sound.

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Feb 19, 2014 What happens when you take an iPhone user's iPhone away for 7 days and replace it with a BlackBerry Z30?
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That's the question Dan Nessel, the founder of DadDoes.com and big iPhone fan was willing to answer.

The folks at BlackBerry asked if I would do a 7 Day Challenge.  Swap out my iPhone 5 for a BlackBerry Z30 for 7 days and just honestly report on how it went.  Honestly, I thought this was going to be a train wreck for BlackBerry.  I love my iPhone and all I really knew about BlackBerry was that they were that company that made those phones with little keyboards.   Still, I figured a week without my iPhone would make me appreciate it even more.

Unsurprisingly to BlackBerry fans, Dan walked away with a lot of genuine love for the BlackBerry Z30. His only real complaint was one shared by some of the BlackBerry community and that's the lack of apps. Click play on the video above or head on over to the full review in the source link below. Also, Dan took time out his day to join the CrackBerry Forums for some additional commentary as well so, welcome to CrackBerry Dan!

Via: BBIn

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Feb 18, 2014 Bye Bye BlackBerry Z10!
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Our friend J_Caloy is back with another video. This one is a little bit sad though... After Hating on the Z10 and Hating on it even more, JC has now said BYE BYE to his BlackBerry Z10

What did he replace it with? Well, you'll just have to watch the video and find out. Be sure to share the video! :)

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Feb 06, 2014 Saddle up - Six Guns rides into town for the BlackBerry Z30
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Six Guns BlackBerry Z30

Just a quick one for you Z30 owners out there - the massively popular cowboy game Six Guns has been updated with BlackBerry Z30 support so you may want to lasso this one in real quick. 

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Feb 03, 2014 Want a BlackBerry Z30 from T-Mobile USA? Sign this petition and let @JohnLegere know!
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T-Mobile BlackBerry Z30

I'm a big fan of T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere. He does the kind of shit that I would likely do if I were the CEO of a big company that's in a similar position. I mean, I don't see him doing really ballsy things like eating raw onions, punching muggers in the face or baring it all on youtube, but he knows how to attract attention to himself.

Recently he got the attention of the CrackBerry community by deciding that T-Mobile USA would no longer carry BlackBerry phones in retail stores, instead making the decision to fill the demand via direct shipping. Sad news, but at least BlackBerry 10 phones were still available to T-Mobile customers. Except of course, for the BlackBerry Z30.

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Jan 22, 2014 Want a BlackBerry Z30 from AT&T? Sign this petition and let them know!
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Bring the Z30 to AT&T!

I love it when the BlackBerry community takes action, and that's exactly what's happening this week. Nick Cooper (@Nickc1307 on the twitters) wants to buy a BlackBerry Z30 from his carrier, AT&T.

Of course, AT&T is not currently selling the BlackBerry Z30. To date, the 5" touchscreen BlackBerry 10 phone has been a Verizon exclusive and there has been no real indication that is going to change anytime soon.

So while it may not help, it certainly won't hurt to let them know you'd love to see the Z30 come to AT&T too. Be sure to jump over to petitions24 at the link below and sign the petition. Let's do this!

Sign the Bring the Z30 to AT&T Petition!

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Jan 10, 2014 BlackBerry Z30 beats out iPhone, Moto X and Lumia 1020 as best phone to blog with at CES!
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With pretty much every tech blog at CES this week there has been a lot of blogging going on across the internet. The folks over at WIRED decided to take a different approach this year and try to cover the event using their smartphones in something the called Smartphone Thunderdome. No DSLR's, no laptops, no compact-system cameras. Just smartphones. The devices used ended up being a BlackBerry Z30, iPhone 5s, Nokia Lumia 1020 and finally, a Motorola X.

Covering CES with the proper gear is hard enough as we know from our own #CESlive coverage, doing it from only smartphone? That's kinda crazy. No matter though, the folks at WIRED were doing it and with CES quickly coming to a close, WIRED has done their due diligence and posted up who exactly came out on top in their Smartphone Thunderdome​.

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Jan 09, 2014 BlackBerry 10 or iOS - Which keyboard is faster at word prediction?
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It has long since been known that BlackBerry offers the best QWERTY keyboards out there, there's no question about it. It's reached the point now where even those who have moved on from BlackBerry still agree with that statement and companies are now trying to get away with insanely similarly styled keyboards

But what about the BlackBerry virtual keyboard? BlackBerry is looking to prove it is with a new video showing off some competitor comparisons. In this case, it happens to word prediction on the BlackBerry Z30 vs. the iPhone 5S. You won't really need to guess who wins but hey, check out the video anyway. It's pretty cool!

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Dec 20, 2013 BlackBerry Z30 with AT&T bands heads through FCC
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Verizon is holding onto the "exclusive" tag on the BlackBerry Z30 at the moment, but if the FCC tells us anything, that might all change soon. Forums member LutherSnow74 spotted a new device heading through the FCC -- and it looks to be a Z30 model with AT&T bands. 

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Dec 19, 2013 BlackBerry Z30 tear down photos show us the goods
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In case you were wondering what's hiding inside the BlackBerry Z30, forums member chelojavier took the liberty of posting up some photos to give us the inside scoop. The photos show off the motherboard, non-removable battery and all of the other hardware packed inside the Z30. Nothing too surprising lies within, but man is that battery big!

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Nov 29, 2013 The best BlackBerry you can buy right now
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Let's face it. The selection of BlackBerry devices isn't huge in comparison to the likes of Android -- but there are still a few different options depending on your needs. When we break things down, for the most part all the devices are sporting the same OS (or at least they can be, depending on your carrier) so you don't really have to base your choice off software, which is nice. What you do need to decide however is what you're willing to spend and how you'll be using your device. Are you straight up messaging or do you watch movies often? Play games or stick to social apps? Some of these will influence what device you go with, though you'll be able to do all of them on any BlackBerry you choose.

Let's take a quick look at the best BlackBerry you can buy right now in a few different categories. 

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Nov 25, 2013 Amazon offers up the Verizon BlackBerry Z30 for $99
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If you're a Verizon customer and have yet to pull the trigger on a BlackBerry Z30, Amazon is now offering up a great deal. You can grab a brand new Verizon branded Z30 for just $99 on-contract. The same model direct from Verizon will still run you $199 so it's an easy way to save yourself $100 if you don't mind going through Amazon instead.

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Nov 20, 2013 The BlackBerry Z30 to launch on November 23rd in Indonesia
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For the good folk of Indonesia who have been waiting to get their hands on the BlackBerry Z30 that time is quickly approaching. BlackBerry have confirmed at a launch event that the BlackBerry 10 flagship will be hitting stores on November 23rd. 

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Nov 14, 2013 BlackBerry Z30 now available from Verizon Wireless
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If you're a Verizon customer and have been waiting on the BlackBerry Z30, today is your day! The Z30 is now available online from Verizon for $199 on a two-year contract or $549 month-to-month. The Z30 is exclusive to Verizon so if you're in the US you may not see it hit other carriers anytime soon, if at all. 

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Nov 13, 2013 Carphone Warehouse in the UK drop the price of the BlackBerry Z30
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Z30

It was only very recently that we told you that the Z10 price had been cut at UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. It seems that they are now following suit with the monster Z30, although the prices are not quite as attractive as with the Z10 - but that makes perfect sense. 

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Nov 12, 2013 BlackBerry Z30 available from Verizon Wireless November 14th for $199
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Those of you that have been impatiently refreshing Verizon's site waiting for the Z30, the news in finally in. The BlackBerry Z30 will be available from Verizon Wireless starting November 14th. 

The news notes that the Z30 will be available online, but no word if it will be arriving in stores the same day as well. We'd assume that it would show up on shelves as some point, but it could very well carry an online only tag for a while.

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BlackBerry Z30

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I love Blackberry. Had one from day 1. pick me to win a z30. either way I will get one.
can't wait for it to come out.
Dude

Have had the Z since the first week it was available in Canada. It truly is a great phone. No complaints whatsoever. But this Z30 on the horizon has me drooling like a dehydrated mutt. I need to win this.

Please, I need this Z30. I've had two Z10's since the first week avaialable and the PB since day one. And now, I'm so poor that I cannot afford to even window shop!! Pun Intended.

can i please be the first one in south africa kwa zulu natal to have this phone...
this is the slickest phone ive ever seen in a blackberry
i had a blackberry from the time it came out and i have not changed it ever i really love the phone and never had a problem with it i just cant afford a new one so if i win really will be the greatest thing ever as i have never won anything ever in my life
WOW

hello guys,
I got really mad. Please help me
i have z30 10.2.0.429
Please explain fully me about installing instagram or another apps on my phone. i do everything's completely about installing apps but Finally its give me error...pls hellp me and say at the first what i must to do ;(

get and download any apk file from the internet what you need, and install them, that's it. simple
but some android apps could not use perfectly as android phones.

Hi. I just made the decision and took the leap! I ordered a BBz30 from Rogers. They game me $100.00 off the price, plus first 3 months at half price since I am an existing customer with internet and cable, so I couldn't refuse. I have to pay fido only $66.66 to cancel my last ten months on my current contract with them. I am really excited about my phone and can't wait to get it in 2-3 business days!
Just wanted to ask if anybody has any advice as to what good apps, etc to set up my phone when I get it, as this will actually be my first smart phone.
Coming from an LG Gossip (for the great texting) I would appreciate any advice anyone may have.
Thanks!

Just got my Z30 and have Facebook app. How do I share comments and pics from others on my news feed. There is no share icon under news next to the comment button. When I hold on pic the share tab opens on the right but I can't get it to do anything. Help!

hi there I’ve recently downloaded the leaked OS 10.2.1.537 release on my device
I’ve followed the instructions but when I tried to install apk files it keep saying unable to install file however I used my other Z30 mobile and loaded the leaked version on it and everything is working properly all android and BB world stuff are amazing
both of my mobiles is z30 sta100-2
I want to know what is the problem with my first device please help

I Started with BB Curve, Then BB Bold 9000; I then got a /oogleAndroid Pdf(Very Foolosh?!) That caused a "Fed Litigation Against "Google" For Contriling,Tracking & Abuse, Ecploitation Of "Private Info"! So I've had a BB Bold 9650 W/Verizon since 4/2012! But, This is 3rd Refurb BB BOLD 9650 Since 4/12?! Asked Verizon for BBZ30 Upgrade; Said I have to WAIT TIL 4/2014?! E months? That is When Our Contracts Are UP?! This Bold is Freezing, Shutsdown & Must keep plugged into "Power", Battery Lasts less than 45 minutes! This BB Bold 9650 The 3rd, I got in 1/2013 and have haf to call "Tech Support #Times Since?! Want The BBZ30!! Need It NOW! "Verizon is not being CONSUMER FRIENDLY BY THEIR ACTIONS"! Help?!

I would like to get a link to update my z30 with os 10.2.1

also fodavone is announced, but I can not get it here in NL.

I hope to run jelly splash.... :-)

Hello all!

...I just got my Z30 yesterday!!! (upgraded from in iPhone 4) ...and had to go through hell and high water to get it (I'll save this for another post...) I REALLY want to love this phone... but I'm having the worst time trying to set up a simple POP3 email account which I use for work. Since this is primarily a "work phone", its crucial that I get this set up...can anybody offer some advice on this??!!...Ive been scouring the forums and Youtube all day and so far nothing is working. I enter the account info from my outlook account the same way I have in the past with other devices and so far all I'm getting is error messages.

Can you do phone speed dial on the soft keyboard on the Z30 like you can on the bold and Q10? Its a great feature

Earlier I was using BB Torch and had the Mr. Number for call block. Both app & phone were superb. Unfortunately, I got mesmerised to go with BB Z30. There is no equivalent of Mr. Number call blocker and the call blocker bought by me cannot be used in BB Z30. It says this app is unavailable for BB Z30. I am really pissed off.

Hi guys, I want to buy my first Blackberry mobile and decided to get Z30. I got a deal from a store in India who is selling his demo phone for a 30% discount. This phone is still under warranty but only for next 11 months. I get doubt if the demo phones which weren't sold doesn't get full 18 months warranty by the time of sale? I start to think if it is an used phone? If a mobile was switched on to be used as a demo phone, will the warranty counts from that day itself or from the date of billing?

Kindly help me decide with your comments. thanks in advance

Personally I would be concerned, coming from India, what recourse do you have if a problem? What is the price?

I have a z30 and finding that my e-mails that were staying for about 30 days is now only going back a week on the ones I have received. I remember on my other BB units that I could set them to stay 30, 60 days? I thought I had seen this feature on my Z30 but damn if I can find it. Please tell me where to find it. Thx

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