BlackBerry has launched its new all-touch Z30 smartphone in the
After the exclusive launch, the Z30 will be available through BlackBerry's partners beginning today.
While the competition in the smartphone segment is getting tougher by the day, BlackBerry is "actually doing very well" especially in the
"We laid out the foundation with our OS 10 devices and we took it to the next level."
He pointed out that BlackBerry provides important aspects in mobile computing security, integrity, privacy and reliability components that are critical especially in today's fast-paced and broader world of mobile computing.
"As a consumer you want your information available to you, and we provide that,"
"Consumers enjoy BBM because it is very secure and very private, unlike other social media apps," he said, adding that in the
New flagship Z30
Last week, BlackBerry the former Research In Motion released a statement from its Waterloo headquarters that it would be launching its Z30 smartphone this week in the
The Z30 will be its "biggest, fastest and most advanced" smartphone to date, featuring BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, a five-inch Super Amoled display, a 1.7GHz processor with quad-core graphics and the largest battery 2880mAh yet on a BlackBerry device. It has four stereo speakers with BlackBerry Natural Sound, a new-generation BlackBerry Paratek Antennae that gives faster data transfers and many other features.
Demonstrating the Z30,
A new notification feature has also been added on the Z30; for example, a message can be read and replied to while browsing, without closing the latter. This feature can also be disabled for privacy reasons.
And good news for those considering a BlackBerry for their next phone:
Its typing and browsing feature was touted by
He says that continuing to improve user experience on a smartphone "is the future; we continue to make life easier and simpler".
"We have enjoyed the success of the BlackBerry OS 10. Since we introduced it, we have seen that people have liked what we've given them."
And when asked on what other devices are to be launched in 2013, he reiterated an earlier announcement this year that BlackBerry was slated to roll out six new ones.
"You know what we've launched; you do the math," he said candidly.
What's new in the z30?
BlackBerry has touted its new all-touch Z30 smartphone as its "biggest, fastest and most advanced". Here's the lowdown:
BlackBerry Priority Hub You 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.
BBM now in any app and message previews everywhere 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.
Stereo audio and BlackBerry Natural Sound The Z30 smartphone comes with stereo speakers that immerse you in your sounds, and makes conversations look like it's face-to-face.
New antennae technology A new-generation antennae technology dynamically tunes reception to give better connectivity in low-signal areas.
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