BlackBerry Unveils New Flagship Z30 Smartphone

Since releasing its BB10, BlackBerry has been having a hard time in the smartphone market. Now, it has announced its largest phone ever in an attempt to boost sales. The BlackBerry Z30 boasts a 5-inch screen and a large capacity battery which can last as much as two days according to BlackBerry.

With a potential buyout deal still on the horizon, some believe that BlackBerry's entire handset division could be shutdown in the event of an acquisition. However, without a buyout occurring so far, the Z30 will be BlackBerry's latest attempt to try and make a dent in the Android/iOS dominated market.

BlackBerry Z30 Boosts Stock

As a result of the Z30 announcement, which provided release date information suggesting a full release next week, BlackBerry's share value has increased by 1 percent. The Z30 is BlackBerry's next flagship device and will take over that position from the Z10.

At the announcement event, which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, BlackBerry revealed that the Z30 will have a 1.7 gigahertz processor. Outside of the size and processor information, BlackBerry did not talk a whole lot about what exactly will make the Z30 special and allow it to compete against the iPhone 5s and various Android devices.

Along with the Z30, BlackBerry is updating its smartphone operating system to BlackBerry 10.2. This update is said to include hundreds of new features and tweaks. Among the changes is the ability to use the new "priority hub," which puts emails and other information deemed "important" into one easily accessible area.

Lack Of Apps

Out of all the issues that are present with BlackBerry and its new smartphones, the biggest may be a lack of available applications. This is the same issue that Windows Phone devices face and has prevented both types of phones from receiving the same amount of attention as...

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BlackBerry Unveils New Flagship Z30 Smartphone

Since releasing its BB10, BlackBerry has been having a hard time in the smartphone market. Now, it has announced its largest phone ever in an attempt to boost sales. The BlackBerry Z30 boasts a 5-inch screen and a large capacity battery which can last as much as two days according to BlackBerry.

With a potential buyout deal still on the horizon, some believe that BlackBerry's entire handset division could be shutdown in the event of an acquisition. However, without a buyout occurring so far, the Z30 will be BlackBerry's latest attempt to try and make a dent in the Android/iOS dominated market.

BlackBerry Z30 Boosts Stock

As a result of the Z30 announcement, which provided release date information suggesting a full release next week, BlackBerry's share value has increased by 1 percent. The Z30 is BlackBerry's next flagship device and will take over that position from the Z10.

At the announcement event, which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, BlackBerry revealed that the Z30 will have a 1.7 gigahertz processor. Outside of the size and processor information, BlackBerry did not talk a whole lot about what exactly will make the Z30 special and allow it to compete against the iPhone 5s and various Android devices.

Along with the Z30, BlackBerry is updating its smartphone operating system to BlackBerry 10.2. This update is said to include hundreds of new features and tweaks. Among the changes is the ability to use the new "priority hub," which puts emails and other information deemed "important" into one easily accessible area.

Lack Of Apps

Out of all the issues that are present with BlackBerry and its new smartphones, the biggest may be a lack of available applications. This is the same issue that Windows Phone devices face and has prevented both types of phones from receiving the same amount of attention as...

Comments are closed.