BlackBerry Z3 to be launched in India next week

BlackBerry Z3 to be launched in India next week
Officially announced in mid-May, and released shortly after that in Indonesia, the new BlackBerry Z3 should be soon available in India, too. According to The Economic Times, the Z3 might go on sale in India as soon as next week, with BlackBerry hosting a press event to launch it there on June 25.

Just like in Indonesia, the BlackBerry Z3 will probably cost less than $200 when it hits shelves in India.

The Z3 is BlackBerry’s latest handset to run BlackBerry OS 10. Its features include a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, 5MP rear camera, 1.1MP front-facing camera, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable internal memory. The smartphone is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, and comes with a 2,500 mAh battery that can provide a talk time of up to 15.5 hours.

In addition to being released in India, the Z3 may also reach Malaysia in the near future.


source: The Economic Times

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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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24 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21786; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry is doing the right thing by releasing this handset strategically, hitting the markets where their name still carries weight. Here's to hoping the Z3 has a strong launch here as well.

2. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

True. It is selling very well here in Indonesia.

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

i'm in indonesia and i haven't seen anyone with z3 since the launch day.

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hello wellwisher! :)

13. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

I see three people in my office using it, one of them said that it is very hard to find Z3 anywhere (seller around Jakarta) as they are all ran out of the stock.

3. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Wish them all the best. Hopefully steadily they will regain lost ground.

10. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

blackberry releasing the phone one market at a time because they can argue that it 'just' released in 1 market at their financial report, and say 'it will be' released in more market. its a strategy to trick investor into thinking that bb will be doing better. it's also to make sure that the z3 sales number didn't go down. when the number going south, they just introduce to more market, so the sales will increase again. whenever a phone company release a phone in 1 country at one time, it means there is something wrong with the phone.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I feel bad for you Sir... I Hope Mr. Chen wont fire you from sales exec. position for bad marketing and wasting time on tech sites blaming your own company. :)

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21786; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry releasing this phone one market at a time where they are doing well is called SMART BUSINESS. You would do well to recognize that. It doesn't mean anything is wrong with the phone. You will say anything negative against BlackBerry, lies and all. You would make a poor business owner.

4. sys.prime

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

does it require a blackberry plan for the the pushmail and facebook

5. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Smh,In indonesia this phone sells really well because it has no competitors.If BB want to sell the phone in india,they have to struggle with competitors such as the moto e

7. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

even smartfren android sell MORE than bb in indonesia. last time I see on news paper samsung sold 1 million + android, smartfren 300,000 android, and bb only manage to sell 120,000 bb... in 1 quarter...

8. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The moto g was already sold anyway here,I suggest the Z3's sale will keep declining.I used a smartfren phone,waiting for the 16 gb moto g

9. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

the real question is if bb can manage to sell z3 after 1 months. I see lots of Q10 & Z10 collecting dust, and phone reseller crying over it.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21786; Member since: May 28, 2014

No one believes what you are saying. Even your fellow countrymen say the opposite of what you're saying.

22. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Please stop already. We get it, you do not like Blackberry. Please stop commenting on Blackberry articles.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21786; Member since: May 28, 2014

Show proof with links that Z3 sales are declining Indonesia. If you cannot, then all you are saying is BS.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21786; Member since: May 28, 2014

So? Who's making a comparison? BlackBerry is not in the consumer market to compete against Android. They are in the consumer market to sell to their CUSTOMERS. If you bothered to pay attention when John Chen speaks during interviews, you would already know this. Again, he's doing SMART BUSINESS.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21786; Member since: May 28, 2014

That remains to be seen.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Blackberry as a viable brand is long gone.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21786; Member since: May 28, 2014

Incorrect, as usual. BlackBerry may not be making to many waves in many places around the world in the CONSUMER MARKET, but in the ENTERPRISE MARKET, BlackBerry is THE VIABLE BRAND around the WORLD.

20. sibichandran

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I got my bb z10 a week before really it rocks...when z3 is to be launched in India it is gonna rock here... Blackberry's bb10 is awesome

23. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Oh boy everyone line up for this....NOT!

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21786; Member since: May 28, 2014

Find something better to do with your time, troll.

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