We just received an Invite from Blackberry detailing a launch event on 25Th June and if the rumors are to be believed, this will be BlackBerry Z3, priced as low as 11,000 INR to take on budget smartphone segment. The phone was originally introduced at MWC 2014 and was designed for Indian and Indonesian markets.
The Canadian Giant is struggling to survive and this phone marks a true change in its survival strategy, which will help it regain some ground in markets like India and Indonesia, where it still retains large loyal customer base.
The phone will feature a 5 inch Display with 960 x 540 qHD resolution powered by 1.2 GHz Quad core Snapdragon 400 chipset backed by 1.5 GB RAM. Internal storage is 8 GB and can be extended using a MicroSD card.
Imaging hardware remains fairly basic with a 5 MP rear shooter and a 1.1 MP front facing camera for those interested in video calling. Battery capacity is 2500 mAh. The phone will not feature the conventional BlackBerry QWERTY keypad and will be the cheapest BlackBerry phone so far with latest BB10 operating system.
The BlackBerry Z3 will be manufactured by Foxconn, the same company which manufactures iPhones for Apple. The phone will have a rubberized matte finish back cover flaunting BlackBerry Logo at the back. Since its based on BB10 it can also run most Android apps.
BlackBerry isn’t known to keep a competitive pricing but it did sell Z10 at only 17,990 INR for some time. Are you excited for the new BlackBerry smartphone with a 5 Inch display and competitive price tag? Let us know in the comment section below. The phone will be officially launched on 25th June 2014.
|Display||5 inch, qHD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable|
|Camera||5 MP/ 1.1 MP|
|Price||Expected around 11,000 INR|