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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 Z30 with 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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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 14:59

1. Imaxxacre (Posts: 74; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)

This is what the Z10 should have been. Too late, though. Blackberry is already collapsing and being sold for parts.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 06:03

5. Armor (Posts: 52; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

They are not being sold for parts. They are no longer for sale. Get your facts straight.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 17:15

2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Dead phone talking!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 17:30

3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Wow. Verizon is the exclusive US carrier of Blackberry's latest flagship device & they decide to sell it only online? That sounds like an excellent way to get it into as many hands as possible. Just another nail in the coffin for BB. I don't have anything against BB & I couldn't care less whether or not they succeed, but the writing's been on the wall for a while. This will sell even less than the Z10 & Q10.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:57

4. GeekMovement (unregistered)

ugh *facepalm* $199 there are better deals out there than this. pricing issues again blackberry, you don't know how to be competitive.

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