BlackBerry Adds New 5-inch Z30 Smartphone

The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone with 5-inch display and BlackBerry 10.2 OS is the biggest and fastest from the company so far.

The new all-touch Z30 features the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone, and is designed “to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control.”

Carlo Chiarello, Executive Vice President for Products at BlackBerry, adds: “The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone builds on the solid foundation and engaging user experience of the BlackBerry 10 platform with features like the powerful BlackBerry Hub, its exceptional touchscreen keyboard and industry leading browser.”

“The smartphone rounds out the BlackBerry 10 portfolio and is designed for people looking for a smartphone that excels at communications, messaging and productivity. Having apps like the full Documents To Go suite that comes preinstalled, together with its 5″ touch display, the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone gives you a best in class productivity experience on the go,” he continued.

BlackBerry said the new smartphone will be available first in the UK and Middle East starting next week, and all other regions going into the holiday season. No specific pricing was mentioned.

In addition to the 5-inch Super AMOLED display and large 2,880 mAh battery, the Z30 features a 1.7-gigahertz processor and quad-core graphics. Interestingly, Paratek Antenna technology is being employed to improve reception and provide a better connection in low-signal areas.

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