BlackBerry Z3 officially announced in Indonesia, will remain a local exclusive

BlackBerry Z3 officially announced in Indonesia, will remain a local exclusive
BlackBerry announced its newest handset, the BlackBerry Z3, in Indonesia. Previously known by its code-name Jakarta, the sub-$200 phone is already a success in the country, with three Indonesian carriers reporting that they have sold out their pre-order units. BlackBerry confirmed the phone is built exclusively for Indonesia and even comes with a special set of BBM Stickers that feature local characters "Punakawan". Indonesian customers will also be able to join local BBM Channels and get updates from their favorite brands, communities, and more.

The BlackBerry Z3 is an all-touch handset with a 5-inch 540x960 display, dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 5MP rear camera and 1.1MP front camera, 8GB of storage and a generous 2500mAh battery. It runs BlackBerry OS 10.

For BlackBerry, the Z3 is a bit to recapture its formerly strong market presence in Indonesia. Two years ago, the Canadian company had a 40% market share in the country, but the percentage dwindled to just 4% after the launch of the BlackBerry Z10, which came across as too pricey for local customers. Subscribers mostly switched to Android phones by Samsung. 

The Foxconn-built Z3 is priced affordable and offers a decent set of specs. Hopefully, it will help BlackBerry get its handset business back on its feet.


via Tech In Asia , NDTV Gadgets , BlackBerry

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Z3
  • Display 5.0 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3

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52 Comments

52. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Another phone failure and releasing in a country that nobody will buy it. Blackberry you are done!

48. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Also new ceo leading this good company to the end. His words forced huge number bb users switch to android

50. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

What?? Facts please troll. Otherwise you're just as bad as those Jack@sses Nikolas.Oliver, Manti123 and JohnNokia.

47. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Pity pity because bbb10 is better then Android and Wp just the company has bad marketing strategy and bad ceos. That is A reason Why they going to bankrupt

51. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

With almost 3 billion in the bank, I would hardly call that "going bankrupt". And they HAD bad CEO's. John Chen is the best CEO BlackBerry has ever had, and it's great that he is leading BlackBerry today.

46. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The Z30 will be a super spec phone by BB

19. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Nobody will buy it anyway, Overpriced. Moto g ftw

32. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Go away, troll. You're drunk. And nobody cares what you have to say. When it's a proven hit I hope you eat your moto g...if you really have one. so lame.

37. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I have a nexus 5 and I'm happier than bb users

44. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Good for you. I have a BlackBerry Q10 as my daily driver and am happier than Android users. See what I did there? Troll.

18. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Nobody will buy it anyway, Overpriced. Moto g ftw

22. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

oh.. you again... trolly boy

13. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

What will sony do next year to name the z2 successor ?

21. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

who cares?

26. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Irrelevant

31. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Just like you.

12. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Here where I stay...if you say BlackBerry you say BIS. Without BIS there is no BlackBerry.

16. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Not true. BlackBerry can and will survive without BIS.

20. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Oh yea? Just prove it, actions speak louder than words..

30. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You're right. Actions do speak louder than words. That's why no one believes your lies, troll.

38. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Waiting for this day next year when you'll be eating your own words

43. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Nah, you'll be the one eating your own words. Don't forget to bring napkins, a knife and a fork!

11. DonJonMcWizzy

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

Moto E launched india for 7,000

8. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

thats a sony mobile

3. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

is there any way people in US can get this? (except eBay)?

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Call up BB and tell them you are developing local apps for Indonesia and need a device. If they are smart, they will sell you one :)

15. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Maybe Amazon or GSMNation as well.

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

thats sexy.

1. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

BB really dropped the ball when they took out BIS in BB10 and then launched the BB10 devices at a high price. The main attraction of BB devices in emerging markets was the cheap BIS service with a fixed monthly rate, with BBM all in a decent smartphone that is well priced. Hopefully the Z3 helps BB out, but they need to bring back BIS.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The article says BB went from 40% marketshare to 4%. What do people use now in place of BB/BIS?

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