Life goes on: BlackBerry Z30 launches in the U.K. with international shipping

Life goes on: BlackBerry Z30 launches in the U.K. with international shipping
Despite all of the problems facing BlackBerry these days, the company remains in business and life goes on for the Canadian manufacturer. Over in the U.K., the phone that once made BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins excited earlier in the year has launched. The BlackBerry Z30 is the the first model from the manufacturer to offer a 5 inch display. The resolution on the Super AMOLED screen is 768 x 1280 and the phone is powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Plus GPU with the Adreno 320 GPU. 2GB of RAM is onboard and the phone has 16GB of native storage inside. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available and the 8MP camera on back has an aperture of f/2.2 which should allow for clear photos in low-light conditions. A 2880mAh cell keeps the lights on and BlackBerry 10.2 is pre-installed.

Selfridges in the U.K. is offering the phone for £529.00 ($848 USD) and since the phone has yet to be introduced in the U.S., you can have it shipped to the states if you desire one. The phone is shipped SIM free. Or, you could decide to wait to see if the model comes to the U.S. Back in June, Sprint confirmed that it would be carrying the unit after a November release. But now, Sprint isn't even sure that it wants to carry any BlackBerry inventory in its stores.

If you have an interest in the BlackBerry Z30, you can check out Selfridges by clicking on the sourcelink below.

source: Selfridges via BerryReview

Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2880 mAh(18h talk time)



1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

well good luck bb, lets see how it goes

2. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

A bit too expensive i think

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

$848 is with VAT.

13. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Whether it includes VAT or not, doesn't change the fact the phone is expensive due to high obsolesce risk. Posted from iPhone 5S!

3. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Fail again! With last years specs! S800 Adreno330 Quad core, not dual core

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

At least it was last years specs. Previously, RIM was 2 years behind the spec curve.

15. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

not every phone needs an octacore dude, only android requires that, wp,bb and ios can all run better than a quad core android on a dualcore adding extra cores takes away from batterylife. Here comes the hate from fandroids in 3...2...1

17. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Your absolutely right not everyone needs the latest specs on their phone. My dual core Android works just fine. The problem here is releasing a phone with mid tier components then advertising and pricing it as a flagship device.

6. theaztech unregistered

Lets face it, blackberry is done with. I feel bad for them. The once giant company no longer exists. I put the fault on who ever does the engineering. What where they thinking taking so long.

7. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

May as well get them whilst their cheap and have the last ever flagship Blackberry as a collector's item in the cabinet. Cause it sure as hell won't be seeing a 10.3 or BB 11 update ever again. Pity really, BB10 had a lot of promise and I prefer it to WP8 in some ways.

8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

People don't understand. RIM never was about specs, this is probably why they are were they are now Its ok though, I'll root for then till they close all the doors. :(

11. GeekMovement unregistered

maybe blackberry wasn't about specs, but their pricing was absurd. not worth it.

9. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

at least full hd !!!!! not hd !

10. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Good luck to 'em. The Z30 is what the Z10 should've been.

12. dome888

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

BB never learn...

14. yatmiko

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

1280x768 is HD not full HD

16. guystone

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2013

don't be fooled by the media. The new Z30 easily runs circles around the IPhone Better screen - larger, higher resolution, AMOLED - but... because the screen is large IPhone has all the media saying the PPI is lower - talk about manipulation. Heck the older Z10 had a better screen than the 5S which hasn't come out yet. IPhone is behind, IPhone is behind, IPhone is behind. I may sound ridiculous repeating that so many times but I am so sick of the media telling me what I should do. Check the rest of the specs out - Z30 is way ahead of the IPhone contrary to what the media teaches you. I feel that when I buy the Z30 Apple or Google will put me in Apple or Android jail.

18. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

I’m using the Z30 now....great device...OS 10.2 is magnificent once you try it y'll understand what I mean. Very Nice display - Fast OS - Clear sound "new sound experience" you can hold the device in any position without covering the sound to handle the new messages is just awesome!!! Now you can get better “Android Apps” on it ….runs smoother cuz of Jelly Bean. I’m glad they are going private at least to stay away from all the negativity that Media causes. Z30 easily runs circles around any WP8 (except camera) or iPhone (except Apps.) I Really recommend trying it...You will love it.

19. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Also the browser is just the BEST...still no other phones can beat the PC like experience.

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