Forget about all the colorful new iPhones and Andorids for a second and feast your eyes on this: a brand spankin’ new
The Blackberry Z30 is the official successor to last Spring’s Z10. It’s larger than it’s predecessor, measuring in at 140.7mm x 72mm x 9.4 mm, and it features a bigger 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 Super AMOLED display with 295ppi pixel density. On the back of the phone there’s an 8 megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p video, and on the front there’s a 2 megapixel shooter that can shoot 720p. Inside there’s a dual core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (paired with 2GB RAM) and an Adreno 320 GPU, not to mention a larger (and non-removable) battery, dual-band WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and 4G LTE. The phone also includes 16GB of internal storage, but that can be expanded via a microSD card slot.
There’s a few other things that make the Z30 a better overall phone than the model it’s replacing. For one thing that phone is the first Blackberry sporting Blackberry OS 10.2. Version 10.2 allows users to preview messages throughout the UI and lockscreen and reply to BBMs from whatever app you’re in. It also ushers in the BB Priority Hub, a feature similar to Google’s Priority Inbox but more…Canadian. It indexes your emails, texts, and BBms along with your social networking communications. Other improvements include Natural Sound, audio enhancement for BBM voice and video chats, as well as a better antenna for improved reception in low signal areas and faster data.
Neither a price nor drop date for the Blackberry Z30 has been announced yet, but you can bet your bottom (probably even your top) dollar that it’ll be out in time for the holidays.