BlackBerry Z3 appears in photo with the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry Z3 appears in photo with the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30
A picture out of Malaysia shows the BlackBerry Z3, positioned after the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30. The Z3 is the first handset to roll off the assembly line under the terms of a five-year pact between BlackBerry and contract manufacturer Foxconn. The deal calls for the latter to design, produce and store entry-level BlackBerry models for the emerging markets. BlackBerry's contribution is the OS and marketing. Both companies will split the profits.

Considering that the majority of phones sold by the Canadian based firm are still older BlackBerry 7 OS units, the goal with these lower priced entry-level devices is to get consumers in emerging markets to sample BlackBerry's latest OS, and make the switch. New CEO John Chen has already hedged on this plan, by announcing last week that the company would restart production of the BlackBerry Bold 9900, an older model that was originally released in August of 2011. That phone does have BlackBerry 7 installed.

As you can see in the photo, the screen on the 5 inch Z30 matches the size of the screen on the Z3. The latter's display is 540 x 960 which produces a 220ppi pixel density. That compares to the 720 x 1280 resolution on the screen of the flagship Berry, which offers a 330ppi pixel density.

The BlackBerry Z3 is scheduled to launch in Indonesia sometime this month, before it becomes available in other emerging markets.

source: GengBBM (translated) via Crackberry

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1. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

nice looking phone , still wont be able to compete ..

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If BlackBerry makes Z3, I wonder what will be the next flagship Xperia? And the device in that picture even looks like a Sony device lol

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It does. Lol Although it shouldn't matter. No one think that the Blackberry Z10 is 10 times better than the Xperia Z1. At least I hope not.

3. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Loved my Q10 will get this.

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What will Sony's next flagship be named then? Z2S?

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Wow Blackberry is just blatantly stealing Sony's naming scheme.. And hope people will mess up Xperia Z3 with Blackberry Z3. I smell a lawsuit brewing here though

6. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

What's better, DOA or The Walking Dead?

8. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

TWD of course

10. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Dead Man Walking

7. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

BlackPeria Z3. Lol.

11. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Z10 and Z30 look much better than the Z3.

12. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

The dude don't even want to look at his BB, eyes closed.

13. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Who cares

14. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Sony lawyers bout to get ready, lawsuit coming soon. The name and design is very similar. This new CEO pulling a typical chinese move, bootleging. Just copy the design from a big company and slap on a different logo. Chinese ppl been doing these things forever.

15. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013


16. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Z-Series was on the retail market prior to Sony's release. Also, your Chinese comment is out of line, which pretty much negates your moronic statement.

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