Blackberry has officially announced the Z30 as the company's biggest smartphone yet. Wednesday morning, the company brought out the new phone, in an apparent attempt to steal a little bit of iOS7's thunder.
While most smartphone fanboys are repeatedly checking their iPhone's settings to see if the new operating system is ready to go, others might be taking notice of the newest 5-inch phone about to hit the market. This handset will come with more than just a bigger display. The Blackberry Z30 will also have a bigger battery and stereo speakers. The unit will also come equipped with the latest version of the company's operating system.
Reports coming out of Canada are that this will be the newest "flagship phone" and will be a tier above the Z10 and the Q10. The firm has to do something drastic after a disappointing first quarter that saw a rather low number of BB10 equipped devices being shipped.
Blackberry 10 was supposed to be the way that the Canadian firm waged war against iOS7 and Android's Jelly Bean. The newest operating system was also supposed to be a way for the company to start staging its comeback. Instead it looks like it has largely just been more of the same financial news.
The group formerly known as RIM appears to be trying to capture the percentage of the smartphone market that loves bigger screens with this offering. The 5-inch display will come equipped with a Super Amoled display, and boasts "top-of-the-line components." Among those components is a a 1.7-gigahertz processor with quad-core graphics. The gadget also features a 2,880 mAh battery, the largest ever put into a BlackBerry, which gets 25 hours of mixed use.
The Z30 will be releasing in the UK next week and in other markets around the world sometime during the holiday season.