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Life goes on: BlackBerry Z30 launches in the U.K. with international shipping

0. phoneArena 28 Sep 2013, 15:54 posted on

Despite all of the problems facing BlackBerry these days, the company remains in business and life goes on for the Canadian manufacturer; over in the U.K., the phone that once made BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins excited earlier in the year has launched. The BlackBerry Z30 is the the first model from the manufacturer to offer a 5 inch display...

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posted on 28 Sep 2013, 15:56 3

1. apple4never (Posts: 754; Member since: 08 May 2013)


well good luck bb, lets see how it goes

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 15:56 5

2. sarb009 (Posts: 264; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


A bit too expensive i think

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 16:48

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5276; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


$848 is with VAT.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 00:36

13. ardent1 (Posts: 1980; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Whether it includes VAT or not, doesn't change the fact the phone is expensive due to high obsolesce risk.

Posted from iPhone 5S!

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 16:24 2

3. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Fail again! With last years specs!
S800
Adreno330
Quad core, not dual core

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 16:49 5

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5276; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


At least it was last years specs. Previously, RIM was 2 years behind the spec curve.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 13:25 1

15. apple4never (Posts: 754; Member since: 08 May 2013)


not every phone needs an octacore dude, only android requires that, wp,bb and ios can all run better than a quad core android on a dualcore adding extra cores takes away from batterylife. Here comes the hate from fandroids in 3...2...1

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 21:23

17. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Your absolutely right not everyone needs the latest specs on their phone. My dual core Android works just fine. The problem here is releasing a phone with mid tier components then advertising and pricing it as a flagship device.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 16:55

6. theaztech (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


Lets face it, blackberry is done with. I feel bad for them. The once giant company no longer exists. I put the fault on who ever does the engineering. What where they thinking taking so long.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 17:28

7. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


May as well get them whilst their cheap and have the last ever flagship Blackberry as a collector's item in the cabinet. Cause it sure as hell won't be seeing a 10.3 or BB 11 update ever again. Pity really, BB10 had a lot of promise and I prefer it to WP8 in some ways.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 17:59

8. xtroid2k (Posts: 315; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


People don't understand. RIM never was about specs, this is probably why they are were they are now Its ok though, I'll root for then till they close all the doors. :(

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 19:01 1

11. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


maybe blackberry wasn't about specs, but their pricing was absurd. not worth it.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 18:14

9. intos (Posts: 83; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


at least full hd !!!!! not hd !

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 18:42 2

10. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Good luck to 'em.

The Z30 is what the Z10 should've been.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 20:26

12. dome888 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


BB never learn...

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 07:14

14. yatmiko (Posts: 36; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


1280x768 is HD not full HD

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 15:49 1

16. guystone (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)


don't be fooled by the media. The new Z30 easily runs circles around the IPhone
Better screen - larger, higher resolution, AMOLED - but... because the screen is large IPhone has all the media saying the PPI is lower - talk about manipulation. Heck the older Z10 had a better screen than the 5S which hasn't come out yet. IPhone is behind, IPhone is behind, IPhone is behind.

I may sound ridiculous repeating that so many times but I am so sick of the media telling me what I should do. Check the rest of the specs out - Z30 is way ahead of the IPhone contrary to what the media teaches you. I feel that when I buy the Z30 Apple or Google will put me in Apple or Android jail.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:14 1

18. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


I’m using the Z30 now....great device...OS 10.2 is magnificent once you try it y'll understand what I mean.
Very Nice display - Fast OS - Clear sound "new sound experience" you can hold the device in any position without covering the sound ...how to handle the new messages is just awesome!!!
Now you can get better “Android Apps” on it ….runs smoother cuz of Jelly Bean.
I’m glad they are going private at least to stay away from all the negativity that Media causes.
Z30 easily runs circles around any WP8 (except camera) or iPhone (except Apps.)
I Really recommend trying it...You will love it.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:24

19. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Also the browser is just the BEST...still no other phones can beat the PC like experience.

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