Strange pre-release version of BlackBerry Z30 found on Craig's List

Strange pre-release version of BlackBerry Z30 found on Craig's List
You can find just about anything on Craig's List, even a mysterious BlackBerry handset that could be a prototype of the BlackBerry Z30. The handset has some markings not found on the released version of the Z30, and includes a USB 3.0 port, as opposed to the USB 2.0 slot adorning the real released model.

The phone does have labeling on it that would suggest that it is a BlackBerry Z30 prototype. Right now, the BlackBerry Z30 is the flagship model of the manufacturer's line. It was the first (but not the only) 'Berry to be equipped with a 5 inch screen, and has the largest capacity battery, at 2880mAh, found on a BlackBerry handset.

Some of these records will be smashed by the BlackBerry Passport. With a 4.5 inch 1440 x 1440 resolution screen, the Passport will feature an amazingly high pixel density above 500 ppi. In addition, the 3450mAh cell, the 13MP rear camera and the 3GB of RAM on the Passport, will all set company records.

You can check out pictures of the odd BlackBerry Z30 prototype, or whatever it was, that was purchased from Craig's List. The pictures come from the lucky fellow who purchased the device, which could merely be a modified Z30. Decide for yourself!

source: Crackberry

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1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I really love the design of the BB Z3 The specs are great on this device


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

You are one of the few people in the world who can still say that. Congratulations

2. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Damn that's sexy.. Im thinking of getting it.. Only thing is, why the power button on top? If this is on the side its much more ergonomic. Any way.. Ay Caramba!

3. hamidreza-1997

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

I prefer blackberry make a flagship that be small for example if we delete most of the corners and borders of z30 it will height about 120mm and this is better for me I hate big smartphones and this is one of the reasons that i didnt change my old Xperia x10!

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice looking phone! Looks sleek. The BlackBerry Z30(current model)is indeed a nice looking phone. Sleek, fairly thin, and feels good the hand. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the Passport. It's different, that's for sure, but that keyboard alone definitely makes purchasing the Passport worth it!

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wahu wishnu will be here soon, along with Nicolas oliver, Martin cooper Ajagtiani and other BB haters. Apaskali

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed they will. They never miss an opportunity to bash BlackBerry. They obviously have nothing better to do with their time besides bash BlackBerry all day and night. Losers, each and every one of them.

8. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

With no bids at all

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Again, your lies know no bounds. The phone was PURCHASED. No need for bidding, as someone BOUGHT it. At least try and be honest, you useless troll.

10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

After all that they still can't follow the design trend... Being slim not fat.

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