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

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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1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

2. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 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!

4. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Cheap & good real smart phone

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Z30 apps won't work on Z10?

7. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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?

9. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

The Z10 has a 1280x768 resolution display.

10. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

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