BlackBerry has made a re-entry of sorts into the Indian market recently. The device in question being the new BlackBerry Z3 budget-oriented smartphone that has a lot of hopes pinned on it. But time is the best judge of how it will do in the long run.
The new BlackBerry Z3 can be pre-ordered from online retails like The Mobile Store, Flipkart and BlackBerry's Exclusive stores. The handset is priced at Rs 15,990 alongside a Rs. 1,000 voucher that will be offered with the booking of the handset right away. This means Flipkart and The Mobile Store will offer the smartphone At Rs. 14,999.
Going through the specs of the device once more, the BlackBerry Z3 features a 5-inch touch screen display offering a qHD resolution of 960 × 540 pixels. It runs on the latest version of BlackBerry OS 10 i.e. v10.2.1 and it is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8230) processor and Adreno 305 GPU coupled with 1.5 GB RAM.
And while the device is not much camera oriented, it does offer an average 5MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a front facing 1.1MP camera. In the connectivity segment, you will get to see 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with aptX codec and GPS.
The BlackBerry Z3 also comes with a LED Indicator and you will find an 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD. The smartphone which measures 9.26mm thick and weighs 164 grams draws its energy from a 2500 mAh non-removable battery.
But while the specs sound good, what are the features inside the Z3 that are worth mentioning about? We take a look at the top 5.
With the Z3 in your hand and BBM in the device, chatting becomes an entirely different experience. You can also add custom BBM Stickers to your chats, or connect with the communities, personalities and brands you love with local BBM Channel.
You can easily peek into BlackBerry Hub from any application with just a swipe. This will help you flow in and out of messages. Also with a pinch, BlackBerry Priority Hub will filter what's important to you.
The BlackBerry Browser on BlackBerry 10 has been completely re-done to quickly browse, read, and share online content. With new changes, pages load faster, render beautifully and can be formatted for your screen size.
The BlackBerry Keyboard on the BlackBerry Z3, as expected, learns from you on the go. It adapts how you write your texts and offers similar recommendations every time you decide to type something. This makes it a unique typing experience on glass.
The Z3, powered by the latest BB OS, will allow you Instant Previews so that you can preview incoming BBM, text and email messages from within any app on your BlackBerry Z3. Whether browsing the web or watching a movie, the feature is always present at your fingertips.