BlackBerry Z3 ramping up for launches in India and Malaysia?

BlackBerry Z3 ramping up for launches in India and Malaysia?
BlackBerry has already launched the entry-level BlackBerry Z3 in Indonesia. Considering that the code name of the phone was the Jakarta, having the device touch down first in Indonesia was not a surprise. But where does BlackBerry go next with a device aimed squarely at Emerging Markets? Indonesia's neighbor, Malaysia, appears to be getting ready to welcome the device.

According to a report out of Malaysia, the BlackBerry Z3 has been added to the country's SIRIM database. The phone is listed under Brightstar Distribution, which is the company that distributes BlackBerry devices in the country.

The BlackBerry Z3 also appears to be on the way to India. The safety guide for the phone has appeared on BlackBerry's web site in India, which could be a sign that the phone will launch next month in the country.

The BlackBerry Z3 offers a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 540 x 960, which works out to a 220ppi pixel density. Powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, the Z3 has 2GB of RAM on board with 8GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available for those who need additional storage. Back and front facing cameras weigh in at 5MP and 1.1MP and a 2500mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The BlackBerry Z3 is the first phone to roll off the Foxconn assembly line as part of a five year deal between the contract manufacturer and BlackBerry. Under terms of the deal, Foxconn designs, produces and stores the phones while BlackBerry adds its name and OS to the handsets.


source: MalaysiaDigest, bbin via BerryReview

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Z3
  • Display 5.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(15.5h talk time)

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16 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think this is going to make them relevant again. *grabs popcorn*

3. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

i dont think that anybody cares what you think *grabs Haribo*

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7437; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If its priced right, then it can sell well. People forget that blackberry can run Android apps.

16. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Maybe not with just this device, but it's a good start. It does appear to me that BlackBerry is on the right track to be relevant again.

2. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Blackberry has to really price the phone good, if they want to compete the likes of Andriod, WP. Motorola is really nice phones, Nokia has also very cheap WP phones is place.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pricing won't be the only thing they need to do I'm afraid.

5. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

they did well in indonesia... but maybe it wont be the same in malaysia... Z3 is in general a great phone... and the battery lasts for 2days.. an iPhone maybe just 6 hours

8. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

I highly doubt what you say. Only 2500mAH battery lasts for two days. That means Blackberry users don't use there phone for anything else other than making calls and receiving SMS. :-)

11. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

I personally dont have the phone... live in europe so cant even buy it.. but people say (crackberry forum) they get more than a day in extreme use..

12. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

btw the phone has just 220ppi so why not? sounds plausibel....

6. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Well, for a phone that has better specs than a Galaxy Grand 1, it has to do well .. it's just the last 2 years made Blackberry lose it's name among costumers. Now it needs to build again ..

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The top half of the home screen looks just like Windows phone, a large tile, a medium sized tile and they even have the smaller tiles. No shame in copying.

10. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Dude that is not the home screen of the phone. That is a page where you want to suppose share a picture. The phone gives you suggestions and the bigger the picture it means the more you use that specific app/contact. And this was there before the new Windows Phone OS was released. So go figure who copied who. If you do really care about tech companies copying each other.

13. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

BS ...

14. kartikeyarathi8

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Yes launch n promote it well in India, it will be in India.

15. kartikeyarathi8

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

It will be successful in India too

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