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BlackBerry World apps for BlackBerry Z30 will work on the BlackBerry Z3

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BlackBerry World apps for BlackBerry Z30 will work on the BlackBerry Z3
Here's an interesting little tidbit for developers with apps in BlackBerry World for the flagship BlackBerry Z30 model. It turns out that any app that can be downloaded and installed on the Z30 will be automatically be made available for the BlackBerry Z3. Introduced at MWC last month, the Z3 is the first phone to be designed and manufactured by Foxconn based on the five year deal inked by the contract manufacturer and the troubled BlackBerry.

These low-end models are designed to be released in emerging markets. For example, the BlackBerry Z3 will launch first in Indonesia which is why it originally  was codenamed the BlackBerry Jakarta.

If you are a BlackBerry developer, you can decide to opt out of the automatic availability of your work for the Z3. If you do opt out, you can add support for the phone at any time. Developers are receiving emails from BlackBerry that contain a link to a website where they can declare their intention to opt in or opt out for the BlackBerry Z3. The deadline to respond is March 14th at 5PM EST.

Both phones feature a 5 inch screen, although the resolution on the BlackBerry Z30 (720 x 1280) tops the expected 540 x 960 resolution on the BlackBerry Z3.

via: Crackberry

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posted on 03 Mar 2014, 16:58

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


So, the Z30 is the current BB phone, and the Z3 is the new one?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 17:37

3. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


The Z30 is the current flagship BB device, whilst the Z3 is an entry level model aimed at developing markets.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 16:59

2. Zenzui (Posts: 91; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


This is a good sacrifice move BB is making. Good job for opening up both features and services for both mid and low end models. Looks like the new CEO is making some good moves. Wish BB good luck!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 18:48

4. tenzin (Posts: 92; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


Cheap & good real smart phone

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 19:07

5. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 795; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I really love the design of the Blackberry Z3. It's almost like the perfect smartphone for me

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:57

6. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Z30 apps won't work on Z10?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 21:22 1

7. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


The Z30, with a five inch screen, is bigger than the Z10's 4.2 inch screen. Apps are designed for the size of the screen on the corresponding handset, hence the Z30 apps are compatible with the Z3's since they are both the same size.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 23:01

8. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Z10 and Z30, both have 1280 X 720 res. Z3 has 960 X 540.
Logically, Z10 and Z30 apps should be the same, while Z3 may vary.
Or are apps based on screen size rather than resolution?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 06:26 1

9. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


The Z10 has a 1280x768 resolution display.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:20

10. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Oh.. the aspect ratio. I didn't notice that.

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