BlackBerry Z30 gets a November 14th release date for Verizon

BlackBerry Z30 gets a November 14th release date for Verizon
Late last month, we showed you a render of the BlackBerry Z30with the Verizon logo branded on the back. Since then, it was just a matter of time until Big Red announced a launch date for the flagship BlackBerry 10 handset. And now we have it. November 14th, this Thursday, the first 5 inch 'Berry (and the fastest model, too) will be available from Verizon. The caveat? For now, it is available for online orders only.

The BlackBerry Z30, which will be priced at $199.99 on contract, will be an exclusive for the nation's largest carrier even though during the Summer, Sprint said it would be offering the phone in November. You also might remember that this is the model that excited former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins last Spring. Surely the departed executive couldn't have imagined that eight months later, he would be out at Waterloo, enroute to the bank with a $22 million check.

The phone, which runs on BlackBerry 10.2, features a 5 inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 720 x 1280. This works out to a pixel density of 295ppi. A dual-core 1.7GHz CPU is under the hood along with the Adreno 320 GPU. 2GB of RAM ins inside, and the 16GB of native storage can be expanded with the 64GB capacity microSD slot. The back and front-facing snappers are 8MP and 2MP respectively, and the highest capacity battery ever to see the inside of a BlackBerry handset is included (2880mAh).

Modeled after the BlackBerry Z10, the Z30 is an "all-touch" model which means that traditional BlackBerry users might give this phone a wide berth.

source: Verizon via UnwiredView

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