Rogers changes its mind, decides to carry the BlackBerry Z30 after all

Rogers changes its mind, decides to carry the BlackBerry Z30 after all
Last week, Canada's largest carrier had announced that it would not be carrying the upcoming BlackBerry Z30. The carrier said that its decision had nothing to do with the problems that BlackBerry has been experiencing, adding that it could only keep on its lineup the 15 to 17 phones it knows the public will buy. But after announcing its initial decision not to carry the Z30, Rogers received feedback from its customers asking it to reconsider and carry what will be the first 5 inch BlackBerry model.
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Besides being asked to carry the BlackBerry Z30 by Rogers customers, other Canadian operators like Bell and Telus had already announced that they would be adding the Z30 to their roster, putting pressure on Rogers to reconsider. Recently, BlackBerry wrote off over $900 million in unsold BlackBerry Z10 handsets and agreed to a $4.7 billion offer from its largest shareholder to go private

The BlackBerry Z30 is not only the largest screened BlackBerry handset, it is also the most powerful 'Berry to date. Is Rogers' reversal a sign of better things to come for Thorsten Heins and crew? 


source: Rogers via BerryReview               

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Z30
  • 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)

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3 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Huh. Guess there's still light at the end of the tunnel.

3. Dastrix unregistered

BB is relevant only in Canada, but even here the Z10 failed to reach anticipated sales targets. My take? They're giving BB false hope. BB is doomed everywhere else, and local support won't change that fact.

2. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Great to hear. Not only is a carrier listening to its customers but the customers aren't abandoning BB.

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