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Devices | 390 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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May 01, 2015 BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th
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BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

On April 18th, BlackBerry kicked off a sale where customers could get up-to 40% off of select BlackBerry 10 smartphones and while that sale was set to close on May 5th, BlackBerry has now announced it will continue running up until May 8th, allowing for more customers to get in on the savings across US, Canada, the UK, France and Germany. What's on sale? Well, have a look at some of the offers, based on US pricing.

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Apr 29, 2015 BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India
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BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

For BlackBerry customers living in India and thinking of upgrading to a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone, BlackBerry is now offering a new loyalty program in collaboration with Infibeam wherein you can get up-to Rs. 10,000 off the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport, or BlackBerry Classic, or BlackBerry Z3 and finally a BlackBerry Z30.

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Apr 09, 2015 TELUS rolling out OS 10.3.1.2708 to several BlackBerry 10 devices
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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2708 now available through several Canadian carriers

Adding to the small bevy of updates that were pushed out yesterday for several devices, TELUS has now started pushing out OS 10.3.1.2708 (Software version 10.3.1.1865) to multiple BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Passport, Z10, Q10, Z30 and Classic as well.

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Mar 25, 2015 BlackBerry offering extended limited warranty to some Z30 owners
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BlackBerry offering extended limited warranty to some Z30 owners

Are you a BlackBerry Z30 owner whose update to BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 didn't go so well? If so, you might be able to apply for an extended limited warranty from BlackBerry provided you meet the criteria. As mentioned in the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, if after updating to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1.2243 or 10.3.1.2267, you experienced an issue wherein the screen did not power on, you can apply for an extended warranty.

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Mar 17, 2015 Grab an unlocked white BlackBerry Z30 for only $250 from our CrackBerry Canada store!! [Update: Sold Out]
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Grab an unlocked white BlackBerry Z30 for only $250 from ShopCrackBerry!

Update - 9am, Wednesday, March 18th: Wow - talk about an amazing promotion. The Z30's we had in stock literally flew off the shelves. We are now sold out. The store team is working to secure more Z30's at the same price. If you missed out on the promotion keep it locked to CrackBerry. We'll update this post and write another one as soon as we have more in stock.

The BlackBerry Z30 remains one of the best BlackBerry devices available on the market today and is still in demand by many BlackBerry fans, especially when the pricing is right. If you missed out any of the previous deals for the BlackBerry Z30 but are still looking to get your hands on one, we definitely can help you out with that.

Right now, our CrackBerry Canada store has brand new, factory unlocked, white versions of the BlackBerry Z30 available in retail packaging for only $250 CDN. These particular models are the STA100-5 variation which offer the best compatibility with most GSM carriers in Canada such as Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Koodo and Fido for 4G and LTE. For a full breakdown of Z30 models and supported frequencies, click here.

To put the pricing in comparison, right now BlackBerry is selling the exact same version for $399 in Canada. So not only are you getting a great device, you're getting it at a great price, plus you have the benefit of our free and fast shipping on this item! You can check out our full review of the BlackBerry Z30 and further technical specs right here to decide if it's the device for you.

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Feb 26, 2015 TELUS BlackBerry Z30 owners can now update to OS 10.3.1
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TELUS BlackBerry Z30 owners can now update to OS 10.3.1

Much like Rogers, the initial push of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 on TELUS was limited to the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5, leaving BlackBerry Z30 owners waiting a bit longer. Now though, the update has started rolling out and Z30 owners have the OS update available to them according to several folks in the CrackBerry Forums as well as TELUS' own Twitter support channels. If your device isn't set to automatically download updates, you can now go to Settings>Software Updates and see if it's available for you. Looking for what's new? We got you covered! Passport owner? Well, you're still waiting for now.

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Feb 25, 2015 Rogers BlackBerry Z30 and Q5 OS 10.3.1 updates now available
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Rogers BlackBerry Z30 and Q5 OS 10.3.1 updates now available

While Rogers has already rolled out OS 10.3.1 to BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 owners, their estimated time of arrival for the update on other devices such as the Z30 and Q5 was up in the air for a bit there with some reports suggesting, at the time, 'early next week' with others suggesting March.

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Feb 19, 2015 What's new in BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
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What's new in BlackBerry OS 10.3.1

With BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 now official, that means there's plenty of new features to look at. This update, while applicable to all BlackBerry 10 smartphones, is mostly aimed at early BlackBerry 10 smartphone owners such as those using a Q5, Q10, Z10, Z3 and Z30 as the Passport and Classic both came with their own iterations of 10.3.x.

With that in mind, a lot of the features found on the Passport and Classic have transferred to older Blackberry 10 devices so there's some overlap in the 'what's new' from when the Passport and Classic were released. Let's have a look at what has been added, on the whole though, for all BlackBerry 10 devices.

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Feb 09, 2015 ShopBlackBerry drops pricing on the BlackBerry Z30
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ShopBlackBerry drops pricing on the BlackBerry Z30

Update - And just like that, pricing has returned back to normal. If you missed out this time, keep watching for next time. Seems they randomly like to drop prices and we don't often know how long it will last.

Are you still looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Z30 but haven't yet pulled the trigger? If so, now might be a great time to do so as ShopBlackBerry has dropped the pricing for an unknown amount of time. Americans can grab the device in white or black for only $224 while Canadians can pick one up in white or black for only $274. Each device comes carrier unlocked, so you won't have to worry about being locked to any one carrier. Just keep in mind, these are GSM devices and will not work on Verizon or Sprint. You can head on over to ShopBlackBerry to place your orders right now.

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Jan 29, 2015 Big Game Day Sale! Save 15% on all BlackBerry accessories
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It's time to gear up and buckle down for this weekend's big game! No matter what team you're rooting for this year, we can all agree that 15% off all accessories here at ShopCrackBerry is a pretty sweet deal.

We've got cases, chargers, batteries, etc. for the hottest BlackBerry devices including the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry Z10, Blackberry Z30, BlackBerry Q10 and many more.

To receive 15% off your entire cart, use coupon code: GAME15 at checkout and you're all set! We also offer FREE shipping on all orders over $50 and provide expedited shipping options for those that need their order on the fly.

So, place your bets for your favorite team and save some serious cash on your favorite BlackBerry accessories because this deal is only going on until midnight, February 2.

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Dec 16, 2014 Last minute shopping sale! Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories
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We're taking the holiday rush into consideration this year and offering you last minute shoppers 20% off our entire selection of accessories here at ShopCrackBerry. That means cases, chargers, batteries, Bluetooth and anything else you can find to stuff your stockings with!

With popular devices like the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and the BlackBerry Z30 flying off the shelves this season, you'll want the perfect accessories to accommodate that brand spankin' new BlackBerry, right?

After you've done your last minute shopping, simply enter coupon code: LAST14 at checkout to apply your 20% off discount. We offer FREE shipping on all orders over $50 and have even faster delivery options for those who need their BlackBerry gear quicker than the norm.

So, get your orders in and save some cash while you can because this sale ends midnight Sunday, December 21st PST.

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Dec 15, 2014 BlackBerry Z30 takes home 2014 Good Design award
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BlackBerry Z30 takes home 2014 Good Design award

The iconic look of BlackBerry's Z30 slate-styled smartphone has just nabbed itself an award for 2014. After reviewing submissions from several thousand of the world's leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic designers around the world, the Chicago Athenaeum: Music of Architecture and Design along with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies awarded the BlackBerry Z30 the Good Design award this year.

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Nov 22, 2014 BlackBerry unveils Black Friday deals and new device financing offers
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BlackBerry unveils Black Friday deals and new financing offers

The holidays and Black Friday are quickly approaching and if you're looking to pick up either a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Z30 for someone (or yourself), BlackBerry has just made it a whole lot easier by announcing new promotional deals on device pricing as well as new financing offers through PayPal Credit.

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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!

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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.
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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

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

hi, i did the uodate to 10.3 then i restarted my phone. it was working fine. then i switched off at night and i tried to switch on again but it gives me an error bb10-0005. and i tried to install blackberry link on my pc so i can reload, link just wont install. i need help pls