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Pre-orders are now being taken for the BlackBerry Z3 in Indonesia; special Jakarta edition available

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Pre-orders are now being taken for the BlackBerry Z3 in Indonesia; special Jakarta edition available
Indonesian consumers can now pre-order the BlackBerry Z3. This is the first handset released by the Canadian manufacturer under the terms of a five-year pact with contract manufacturer Foxconn. The latter will design, produce and warehouse BlackBerry phones made for emerging markets, over a five year period. Both firms will share the profits and all BlackBerry adds to the mix is the BlackBerry 10 OS.

The BlackBerry Z3 can be pre-ordered through Indosat and XL even though it won't be introduced in the area until May 13th. The device was originally unveiled at MWC in February along with the BlackBerry Classic (formerly the BlackBerry Q20). The BlackBerry Z3 is expected to be priced at 2,190,000 Rupees. For a limited period of time, a special Jakarta edition of the phone will be made available. This model will have the inscription "Jakarta" on the back of the phone to celebrate the first 'Berry made specifically for the Indonesian market.

"The BlackBerry Z3 was designed with our Indonesian customers in mind, to keep them productive and connected with family, friends and co-workers while on the move. Embodying all that BlackBerry 10 offers, the BlackBerry Z3 has a stylish, modern, all-touch design with exceptional productivity features and reliable communications."-John Chen, CEO, BlackBerry

Special features on the phone include the BlackBerry Hub where users can find their email, text messages, social media and notifications. You can get a peek at the Hub from just about anywhere on the phone. BBM is a feature on the phone, and includes video chat, stickers and BBM Channels. Time Shift and  Story Maker allows the BlackBerry user to show off pictures where everyone is smiling with open eyes. You can even stitch together a series of pictures and videos to form a story than can be uploaded to YouTube. The BlackBerry 10 Browser is still considered one of the best in the business. Instant Previews and Reply Now allows you to see SMS and BBM messages no matter where you are on your phone, and reply to them right away. And yes, a native FM radio comes out of the box.


source: Indosat, XL via Crackberry

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posted on 27 Apr 2014, 23:52 5

1. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Hey Alan, I think Indonesia's currency is Rupiah not Rupees.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 00:13

3. Sauce (unregistered)


Rupee

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 00:18 4

4. aksa123 (Posts: 333; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


It's rupiah. Rupee = india.
Rp 2.2 million is about US$ 200.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 00:37

5. Sauce (unregistered)


Oh snap. Half awake right now. I read India instead of Indo. Sorry peeps.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 23:57

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


John Chen -- BlackBerry should produce a secure version of Android that is open source. Team up with Cyanogen (buy them if you can) and make the best version of Android in the world. Otherwise there is no future for Blackberry. Once you have a compelling Android-based platform, sell value add services on top of it.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 01:08 3

6. uchihakurtz (Posts: 394; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


That's cheap, I hope it push BB10's sales

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 01:15 2

7. Zeeya (Posts: 325; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


i hope really too...

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 01:23 2

8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Overpriced cheap junk
indons wont buy it. Theyre already 86'ing their bb in fwvor of android or ios anyway

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 01:38 1

11. MR-H- (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


But there new BB will have 3GB RAM an ARM15 CPU.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 02:05 4

14. Gamas_K (Posts: 70; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Overpriced you say? So dual core snapdragon 400 cpu, 1,5 GB of RAM, 5 inch qHD screen, 5 mp rear camera for US$200 is overpriced?

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 02:20 4

18. Zeeya (Posts: 325; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


android is the real junk, buddy.

BB10 for 189USD.. alone the OS has a value of 100USD :D

The best OS of all!

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 03:21 1

20. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


overpriced? You don't see Samsung or Nokia X

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 03:42 2

21. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Real junk my ass

Tell me which one has the larger slice of the pie? If you said blackberry you'd probably be lying

There really is no reason whatsoever to purchase a blackberry Phone now unless you're a long-standing blackberry user who's so accustomed to bb os that you're scared of the mere thought of the learning curve that android has

The sole reason why blackberry was such a hit back then when blackberry was still under the "research in motion" moniker was bbm, people were buying blackberry merely because they wanted to use bbm, and even so people had two phones usually, one was blackberry and the other was either an iphone or an android phone

But now that bbm is available to android-and-ios-toting people, well that's kind of blackberry shooting itself in the foot isn't it?

Now it's either iPhone or Android

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 03:45 1

23. refillable (Posts: 1065; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


You're wrong. There are many BB loyalist here who will be tempted to buy this. Stop stating claims that aren't actually true.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 03:46 1

24. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Lolwut

Samsung phones as well as nokia x aren't expensive by all means, they're not cheap either but at the very least, they don't cost an arm and leg as blackberries are back then when it was still seating in the throne of smartphone (at least in indon)

Can you recall how much did the blackberry z10 cost when it first came here? A hefty 7.5 million, then the price slumped to 4.5 million in a mere 5-month period

Only now that they're losing their markets i favor of android and ios that they don't charge an arm and leg anymore for their phones.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 03:47 1

25. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


They're fanboys, thus, an exception. I was referring to the run-of-the-mill consumers

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 03:48

26. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


How long has it been rumored? It won't materialize, trust me, there hadn't been any new rumors about it

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 03:54 1

27. refillable (Posts: 1065; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


You could be mad to hear that 30% of the consumers are loyalist/fanboys that will not move brands as long as it's still relatively famous. BB is still quite famous here, so there is still people buying it.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 04:52

28. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Dude are you over 9000? This beauty just costs US equivalent $189.12.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 09:12 3

32. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Have you ever used a BB10 device? I'm betting no. So calling it overpriced junk is nothing more than.your opinion, a misinformed opinion, but your opinion nonetheless.

As far as Indonesia dumping their BB's in favor of Android or iOS... That's false. Indonesia is one of BlackBerry's strongholds, that's Why they're launching this handset there.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 09:16 3

33. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Is there a reason you go to every BlackBerry post and troll? If you don't like it so much, why waste the time and energy to post negative comments?

Oh yeah... Because you're a troll.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:46

35. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Account no. ?

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 10:48 2

36. eldyagustius (Posts: 177; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


I think Chen had done the right step to make Blackberry survived. I'm pretty sure much of the Indonesians will buy this phone because it's much cheaper than the other smartphones in this price range, such G Pro Lite, Xperia L, M, overpriced Oppo R831 (with 512 MB RAM), or even the HTC Desire 300 (with 512 MB RAM). From my point of view, this phone has a great design and shape. And if I want to install the Android apps, I could sideload the apk on it.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 11:00

37. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Butthurt?

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 11:06 1

38. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Oh ofc i have, and yes i do acknowledge that, at least i don't shove my opinions down your throat

Whether or not its misleading is a subjective matter as far as I'm concerned

False my ass, nearly all of my friends have jumped to another platform, isn't that enough of a proof? , of 30 people that i know who had a blackberry Phone only 3 are still using it now

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 13:47 2

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


Simply because you don't like something, doesn't make it junk. BB10 has more features than iOS and is just as robust as Android. The people who wish to buy a BB10 handset are those who want something different from the every day, run of the mill Android handset or iPhone. And the "sole reason" that people purchased a BlackBerry back then was because of BBM? And you speak for everyone? I doubt it. Have you ever even used a BB10 device before? I highly doubt it. If you did, you'd know how good it really is and wouldn't spew such nonsense. And yes, Android has a bigger slice of pie in the CONSUMER market, but in the ENTERPRISE market(y'know, the market where BlackBerry is focusing on), BlackBerry owns a commanding 61%. There are just too many governments(all seven of the G7 countries are BlackBerry customers) and too many companies in enterprise(of which BlackBerry has some 80,000 customers)that use BlackBerry today for them to be junk. And for the record, I've used ALL different types of devices running different OS's from Android to iPhone to WinPhone, and BlackBerry 10 is by far the best to me. When you write your junk about BlackBerry, as you often do, please make sure to write that this is just your opinion and that you are speaking from a place of ignorance.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 13:49 2

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


Nik, you're calling them fanboys, but what are YOU but an Android fanboy?

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 13:51 2

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


And because you think it won't materialize, Nik, makes it so? I'd love to see the look on your face when the phone actually does come out. Haters gonna hate, I guess.

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 13:52 3

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


Overpriced cheap junk, you say Nik? And how many cheap, crappy Android phones are flooding the market as we speak?

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 13:55 3

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


You're the only butthurt one here Nik, constantly trolling BlackBerry articles.

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