The company claims that its decision was made months ago and had nothing to do with BlackBerry's current problems. A Rogers spokesman said that the company could only support 15 to 17 models and needs to concentrate on phones that its customers will buy. The spokesman noted that there were other times in the past when it did not carry a new 'Berry model and added that it does support the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.
On Monday morning, a leaked memo showed that the BlackBerry Z30 will have a SRP (suggested retail price) of $699.95 on Bell. Unknown is the subsidized pricing for the handset, which will be available with two and three year contracts. The BlackBerry Z30 will feature a 5 inch Super AMOLED screen with resolution of 720 x 1280, which works out to a pixel density of 295ppi. A dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro is under the hood with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available. The rear-facing camera is 8MP with aperture of f/2.2 for clear pictures in low-light conditions. Video is captured in 1080 x 1920 at 30fps. Meanwhile, the front-facing snapper weighs in at 2MP. The 2880mAh cell should offer good battery life, and BlackBerry 10.2 will be driving the phone.