Go big or go home. It’s what each and every tech analyst, journo, blogger or just simple enthusiast told BlackBerry since the company decided to (half-assed) reinvent itself. And at long last, BB listened.
But not fully and a little too late to make a real difference, so the Z30, the biggest, baddest, fastest BlackBerry ever, introduced to the world mere hours ago, might not be enough of a groundbreaker to save the once mighty hardware manufacturer. It’s certainly no spec-buster or Samsung Galaxy S4 killer.
Heavily featured in the rumor mill for the past few months, the Z30 has no big surprises to show off today, being, as tipped, a 5-incher with a less than stellar display and processor. Though this particular piece of info is yet to be confirmed, the handheld’s Super AMOLED panel is most definitely boasting a 1,280 x 768 pixels resolution.
Meanwhile, the processor is a dual-core unit clocked at 1.7 GHz. Likely part of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 family. Hey BlackBerry, 2012 called and it wants its screen and chip back.
On a more cheerful note and leaving all snarkiness aside, at least the Z30 packs 2 gigs of RAM, plus quad-core graphics. And a more than generous 2,880 mAh battery, which promises to keep up with your gaming, browsing and multimedia playing for up to 25 hours on a single charge.
On the software side of things, the 5-incher comes pre-loaded with the new BlackBerry 10.2 OS, which will apparently land on the Z10, Q10 and Q5 starting next month. That’s also probably when the Z30 is to begin its worldwide push, with the UK and Middle East slated to get it earlier. Specifically, next week.
No words on pricing yet, but be sure to get back to us for updates on that front and more.