Pre-orders are now being taken for the BlackBerry Z3 in Indonesia; special Jakarta edition available

Pre-orders are now being taken for the BlackBerry Z3 in Indonesia; special Jakarta edition available
Indonesian consumers can now pre-order the BlackBerry Z3. This is the first handset released by the Canadian manufacturer under the terms of a five-year pact with contract manufacturer Foxconn. The latter will design, produce and warehouse BlackBerry phones made for emerging markets, over a five year period. Both firms will share the profits and all BlackBerry adds to the mix is the BlackBerry 10 OS.

The BlackBerry Z3 can be pre-ordered through Indosat and XL even though it won't be introduced in the area until May 13th. The device was originally unveiled at MWC in February along with the BlackBerry Classic (formerly the BlackBerry Q20). The BlackBerry Z3 is expected to be priced at 2,190,000 Rupees. For a limited period of time, a special Jakarta edition of the phone will be made available. This model will have the inscription "Jakarta" on the back of the phone to celebrate the first 'Berry made specifically for the Indonesian market.


Special features on the phone include the BlackBerry Hub where users can find their email, text messages, social media and notifications. You can get a peek at the Hub from just about anywhere on the phone. BBM is a feature on the phone, and includes video chat, stickers and BBM Channels. Time Shift and  Story Maker allows the BlackBerry user to show off pictures where everyone is smiling with open eyes. You can even stitch together a series of pictures and videos to form a story than can be uploaded to YouTube. The BlackBerry 10 Browser is still considered one of the best in the business. Instant Previews and Reply Now allows you to see SMS and BBM messages no matter where you are on your phone, and reply to them right away. And yes, a native FM radio comes out of the box.


source: Indosat, XL via Crackberry

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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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59 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hey Alan, I think Indonesia's currency is Rupiah not Rupees.

3. Sauce unregistered

Rupee

4. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

It's rupiah. Rupee = india. Rp 2.2 million is about US$ 200.

5. Sauce unregistered

Oh snap. Half awake right now. I read India instead of Indo. Sorry peeps.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

John Chen -- BlackBerry should produce a secure version of Android that is open source. Team up with Cyanogen (buy them if you can) and make the best version of Android in the world. Otherwise there is no future for Blackberry. Once you have a compelling Android-based platform, sell value add services on top of it.

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

That's cheap, I hope it push BB10's sales

7. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

i hope really too...

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Overpriced cheap junk indons wont buy it. Theyre already 86'ing their bb in fwvor of android or ios anyway

11. MR-H-

Posts: 116; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

But there new BB will have 3GB RAM an ARM15 CPU.

26. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

How long has it been rumored? It won't materialize, trust me, there hadn't been any new rumors about it

44. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And because you think it won't materialize, Nik, makes it so? I'd love to see the look on your face when the phone actually does come out. Haters gonna hate, I guess.

14. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Overpriced you say? So dual core snapdragon 400 cpu, 1,5 GB of RAM, 5 inch qHD screen, 5 mp rear camera for US$200 is overpriced?

18. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

android is the real junk, buddy. BB10 for 189USD.. alone the OS has a value of 100USD :D The best OS of all!

21. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Real junk my ass Tell me which one has the larger slice of the pie? If you said blackberry you'd probably be lying There really is no reason whatsoever to purchase a blackberry Phone now unless you're a long-standing blackberry user who's so accustomed to bb os that you're scared of the mere thought of the learning curve that android has The sole reason why blackberry was such a hit back then when blackberry was still under the "research in motion" moniker was bbm, people were buying blackberry merely because they wanted to use bbm, and even so people had two phones usually, one was blackberry and the other was either an iphone or an android phone But now that bbm is available to android-and-ios-toting people, well that's kind of blackberry shooting itself in the foot isn't it? Now it's either iPhone or Android

23. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

You're wrong. There are many BB loyalist here who will be tempted to buy this. Stop stating claims that aren't actually true.

25. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

They're fanboys, thus, an exception. I was referring to the run-of-the-mill consumers

27. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

You could be mad to hear that 30% of the consumers are loyalist/fanboys that will not move brands as long as it's still relatively famous. BB is still quite famous here, so there is still people buying it.

43. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Nik, you're calling them fanboys, but what are YOU but an Android fanboy?

42. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Simply because you don't like something, doesn't make it junk. BB10 has more features than iOS and is just as robust as Android. The people who wish to buy a BB10 handset are those who want something different from the every day, run of the mill Android handset or iPhone. And the "sole reason" that people purchased a BlackBerry back then was because of BBM? And you speak for everyone? I doubt it. Have you ever even used a BB10 device before? I highly doubt it. If you did, you'd know how good it really is and wouldn't spew such nonsense. And yes, Android has a bigger slice of pie in the CONSUMER market, but in the ENTERPRISE market(y'know, the market where BlackBerry is focusing on), BlackBerry owns a commanding 61%. There are just too many governments(all seven of the G7 countries are BlackBerry customers) and too many companies in enterprise(of which BlackBerry has some 80,000 customers)that use BlackBerry today for them to be junk. And for the record, I've used ALL different types of devices running different OS's from Android to iPhone to WinPhone, and BlackBerry 10 is by far the best to me. When you write your junk about BlackBerry, as you often do, please make sure to write that this is just your opinion and that you are speaking from a place of ignorance.

56. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

The fact that you don't have native youtube app The fact that the you can't use the native maps app in satellite view The fact that you have no instagram, and other popular apps (sideloading doesn't count because your average joe won't be doing it) The fact that it lags once in a while (at least in my experience) I can go on and on but there wouldn't be enough of space to write it all

57. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

1. You're lying. BB10 as no lag. That's as silly as iOS and WP users saying Kit Kat lags. 2. WP doesn't have a native YouTube app either. And they're getting along just fine with third party alternatives. So is BlackBerry. In fact, both have YouTube clients that are more functional than the official YouTube app. 3. BlackBerry has numerous third party alternatives that supersede official apps. So no, average consumers may not sideload, but they'll find more than capable alternatives. 4. You're just a troll. Why come to BlackBerry posts and spout the same old nonsense? Five years from now when PA is doing an article on how BB survived and became lucrative again, you'll be the dummy that BlackBerry supporters come here to make fun of. And I'll be the first in line. 5. Just give it up sister. You're not going to change anyone's mind. Not one bit. In fact, you sound a bit psychopathic and like a Neanderthal zealot now. Just. Stop.

58. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You don't need to sideload as you can now download Android apk's straight from the browser. My BB10 phones have 2 Android app stores on it besides the native BlackBerry World. But if side loading is someone's thing, you can side load "Snap" which gives you access to Google Play Store. There are also excellent 3rd party apps that give you access to apps like Instagram (iGrann) that have the same, if not more, features than Instagram itself. Who needs a "native" YouTube app when there are excellent 3rd party apps like "SuperTube" that do the same thing YouTube does. Lag?! Are you kidding me?! That's how I KNOW you haven't used A BB10 handset before. BB10 devices definitely DON'T lag. BB10 is on par (or better, in my opinion) with Android in terms of features, power and robustness. No other OS on the market can make that claim. I can go on, but there wouldn't be enough space to write it all.

20. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

overpriced? You don't see Samsung or Nokia X

24. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Lolwut Samsung phones as well as nokia x aren't expensive by all means, they're not cheap either but at the very least, they don't cost an arm and leg as blackberries are back then when it was still seating in the throne of smartphone (at least in indon) Can you recall how much did the blackberry z10 cost when it first came here? A hefty 7.5 million, then the price slumped to 4.5 million in a mere 5-month period Only now that they're losing their markets i favor of android and ios that they don't charge an arm and leg anymore for their phones.

33. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Is there a reason you go to every BlackBerry post and troll? If you don't like it so much, why waste the time and energy to post negative comments? Oh yeah... Because you're a troll.

37. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Butthurt?

46. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You're the only butthurt one here Nik, constantly trolling BlackBerry articles.

54. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

And there you have it... A TRUE TROLLS response. "Butthurt". That's all you can say. You can't defend yourself and say that you're not a troll, because you are indeed a troll. So sad that this is how a grown woman occupies her time. You must be a 12yr old girl.

28. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Dude are you over 9000? This beauty just costs US equivalent $189.12.

32. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Have you ever used a BB10 device? I'm betting no. So calling it overpriced junk is nothing more than.your opinion, a misinformed opinion, but your opinion nonetheless. As far as Indonesia dumping their BB's in favor of Android or iOS... That's false. Indonesia is one of BlackBerry's strongholds, that's Why they're launching this handset there.

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