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 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3

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59 Comments

59. kartikeyarathi8

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Okay.... All said n done when is this handset going to launch India ? Will blackberry continue to slower than tortoise when it comes to marketing and product launches ? Had been BB loyalist for 5yrs but gave up bcz of this slow paced attitude of the company. Wake up BB!

51. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

96 GB???

31. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

They know it will not sell in the US. Get yourself a much better phone and forget this junk

40. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Why do i feel like I've seen your username once

50. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You feel like you've seen it once because it's probably from your other account, Nik.

53. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Totally!

41. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Every morning you wake up hoping for a good day. But sometimes life's hard, you get stumbled, get bullied and what not. And at the end of the day you butthurt trolls come here and take out your frustrations here bashing. For you guys getalife.com

48. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

I agree. I don't know why this guy comments on every BB article and says the exact same thing each time. I don't know what annoys me more: this guy, or the guys who respond with "Butthurt?", or "You mad bro?" These responses really don't make any sense and don't add to the conversation one bit. Copout responses when they can't come up with anything else I guess.

49. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And you call this phone junk because you've used it before? Or any BB10 handset for that matter? Nope! Stop speaking from a place ignorance. It only makes you look small and simple.

29. osaFromJava

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This phone is not overpriced,, but you have to know that average salary of Indonesian people is 2.000.000 rupiahs per months!.

30. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

And yet our govt wants to impose luxury taxes on smartphones F*ck logic

22. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

TBH, this is a smart move. 2200k is surely going to attract BB loyalist here.

15. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Here in indonesia this phone costs only 50$ more than nokia x,with much better specs,and BB10 can run android apss too.This phone will sell like hotcakes

17. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

I HOPE

13. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Take that Samsung & LG! This is what sub $200 phone should be. I hope there are more and more apps for BB coming to BB

12. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Better than Lumia 520 here.

34. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

different price anyway.. lumia 520 is still the best low price smartphone rather than android smartphone in its class..

39. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Couldn't agree more, the lumia 520 has no lags or stutterings whatsoever, its as smooth as an iphone, compared to its android counterparts

10. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I think it's a good bargain. It's already sold out in one of the online sites. Blackberry should've released this phone 1 year ago - to compete with the Lumia 520. I think it's a bit too late. But at least, the more option the better..

16. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

sold out? where?

19. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

9. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

2,190,000 Rupees => 189 USD => 136 € => 112 GBP => 203 AUD => 208 CAD => 11.400 INR => 695 AED => 2015 ZAR

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.

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