BlackBerry’s new flagship smartphone, the Z30, arrived Mobility today. The Z30 sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED Display of 720 x 1280 pixels, runs BlackBerry OS 10.2, and is fitted with a 2,880 mAh battery, the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. It is powered by a 1.7 Ghz Dual-core Krait processor with QuadCore Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB RAM and has 16 GB internal storage. If you need more storage space, there is a microSD card slot. For pictures and video, there is an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash at the back of the unit. Marketed as the ‘biggest, fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone’, the other key features of the Z30 include:
Stereo Audio and BlackBerry® Natural Sound – With stereo speakers that BlackBerry claims immerse you in your music, videos, apps and games, and makes conversations sound like you’re face-to-face, I am itching to give music on the Z30 a go. Mobilistas know how I love my music on mobile rich and creamy, and I have always found audio reproduction on BlackBerry smartphones top notch. So this ought to be something. According to the official release, BlackBerry Natural Sound lets you hear nuances and variations in tone, making conversations sound like you’re in the same room. Will it live up to the hype in real life?
BlackBerry® Paratek Antenna – BlackBerry claims that they have built a new generation antenna technology that dynamically tunes reception to give you better connectivity in low signal areas. This supposedly can give you faster data transfers and fewer dropped calls in low signal areas, keeping you connected in more places. That sounds like something good for our environment here where network signals can be patchy at times, and I will be looking out for that as well.
You know how I roll. Expect reviews and feature articles featuring the Z30. While you await my review of the BlackBerry Z30, I will put up a few pictures for your enjoyment. Questions about the Z30 are welcome.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.