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BlackBerry Z30 Gets Officially Announced in Malaysia – 5" Display & OS 10.2


As expected BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Z30 leading up to BlackBerry Jam Asia today. Now we have the device launched in Malaysia of all places with sales in the U.K. and Middle East beginning next week. No word on other availability other than it will be into the holiday season. There are some new interesting tidbits in the announcement like the stereo speakers with natural sound, 25 hour battery life, and the fact that it uses the new Paratek antennas…

Check out the details below:

BlackBerry Introduces the New BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone with 5" Display and BlackBerry 10.2 OS

Biggest, Fastest, Most Advanced BlackBerry Smartphone Lets You Take on Any Task and Always Be in Control

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 18, 2013) –

Editors Note: There is one photo associated with this press release.

BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today introduced the new BlackBerry(R) Z30 smartphone, BlackBerry’s biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone. Featuring BlackBerry(R) 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a beautiful 5" display and the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. It is designed to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control, and lets you share like you’re there and collaborate with ease.

"The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone builds on the solid foundation and engaging user experience of the BlackBerry 10 platform with features like the powerful BlackBerry Hub, its exceptional touchscreen keyboard and industry leading browser," said Carlo Chiarello, Executive Vice President for Products at BlackBerry. "The smartphone rounds out the BlackBerry 10 portfolio and is designed for people looking for a smartphone that excels at communications, messaging and productivity. Having apps like the full Documents To Go suite that comes preinstalled, together with its 5" touch display, the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone gives you a best in class productivity experience on the go."

The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, which includes hundreds of refinements plus many new features that help you be more productive. Among key features are:

--  BlackBerry(R) Priority Hub - BlackBerry(R) Hub is the one place to
    manage all your conversations and notifications. The new BlackBerry
    Priority Hub can now learn what conversations and what people are
    important to you making it fast and easy to find the messages and
    information you need. It collects priority messages across your email,
    social networking and other accounts and gives you instant access to the
    conversations most important to you to help you stay organized and
    focused on the most important tasks.  
--  BBM(TM) Now in Any App and Message Previews Everywhere - BlackBerry 10
    OS version 10.2 continues to refine the unique communications experience
    of the platform. You can now get a preview of any message as it arrives
    in whatever app you're using, and immediately dismiss it or tap it to
    read the full content and respond. If a BBM message arrives, you can
    instantly reply to the message without even leaving the app you're in.
    In addition, if your phone is locked, you can tap the various icons on
    the Lock Screen to see an instant preview of your most recent messages
    and notifications.  
--  5" Super AMOLED Display - The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features the
    latest in display technology with a 5" Super AMOLED display that makes
    whatever you're running larger, clearer and more vivid. The smartphone
    also houses many top of the line components, including a 1.7 GHz
    processor with quadcore graphics that makes browsing web pages faster
    and games more detailed. 
--  Stereo Audio and BlackBerry(R) Natural Sound - The BlackBerry Z30
    smartphone comes with stereo speakers that immerse you in your music,
    videos, apps and games, and makes conversations sound like you're face-
    to-face. BlackBerry Natural Sound is new technology exclusive to
    BlackBerry and part of BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 that makes BBM
    Voice and BBM Video chats sound more natural and realistic. BlackBerry
    Natural Sound lets you hear nuances and variations in tone, making
    conversations sound like you're in the same room.  
--  New Antenna Technology - The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features
    BlackBerry's new generation antenna technology that dynamically tunes
    reception to give you better connectivity in low signal areas.
    BlackBerry(R) Paratek Antenna can give you faster data transfers and
    fewer dropped calls in low signal areas, keeping you connected in more
--  Longer Battery Life - The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone includes a 2880 mAh
    battery, the largest battery ever built into a BlackBerry smartphone.
    Combined with the battery enhancements in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2,
    you can get up to 25 hours of mixed use(i) to keep you moving from dawn
    'til dawn. 

The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will roll out from select carriers and retailers around the world beginning next week in the UK and Middle East, and all other regions going into the holiday season. Specific pricing and availability will be announced by partners at the time of their respective launches. A variety of accessories including cases and chargers will also be available.

Subject to carrier approvals, BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry(R) Z10, BlackBerry(R) Q10 and BlackBerry(R) Q5 smartphones beginning mid-October.

For more information about the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, please visit To view a video of the new smartphone, visit and for "How To" videos, visit

(i) Based on mixed usage scenario. Many factors affect battery life, including network connectivity, application usage, feature configuration and battery age. Actual results may vary.

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