BlackBerry Z30 officially announced in Malaysia for RM1998

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BlackBerry Malaysia recently announced their newest flagship BlackBerry device with the BlackBerry Z30. Formerly known as both the A10 and the Aristo, this 5-inch display smartphone features the same touchscreen interface as the BlackBerry Z10 and gesture control scheme in the newest update to the BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10.2. While it doesn't really pack many tech spec surprises, the Z30 does do one thing that BlackBerry has never done before, which is to offer a flagship device like the BlackBerry Z30 at just RM1998. Other tech specs available on the BlackBerry Z30 include:

  • 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor 
  • Quad-core Adreno 320 GPU
  • 5-inch Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • 8MP rear camera (5x digital zoom, 1080 HD video recording) + 2MP front camera (720p HD recording)
  • 3x speakers
  • 2880 mAh 

While the tech specs aren't really as impressive as they should be compared to other flagship smartphone devices, these are probably the highest specs for any BlackBerry device so far. The design and build quality is certainly solid and rugged feeling with it's Kevlar like backplate, but it isn't the slimmest new smartphone we've seen. As mentioned earlier, the BlackBerry Z30 will retail at RM1998 and has a Malaysia release date on 5 October 2013. After this date, Celcom has exclusive rights for the next 14 days but they will have a number of freebies and combos such as Alicia Keys concert tickets and free BlackBerry Z10s for subscribers during that period as well, which we will cover in a separate report. Check out the official video below:


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