Foxconn manufactured BlackBerry Z3 (aka Jakarta), which has been leaked several times in the past, has finally been unveiled by the Canadian smartphone maker. It should be noted that the handset is made to be launched in an affordable device segment in the market. Earlier when the leaks pertaining to the same handset took place, BlackBerry was reportedly said to only handle the marketing of the Z3 and the rest would be handled by Foxconn.
The BlackBerry Z3 is not as impressive as the company's BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 but since it is a full touchscreen handset targeted for the mid-range smartphone buyers, it might do good provided the pricing remains reasonable. The BlackBerry Z3 was first unveiled at the International Mobile World Congress 2014, in Barcelona earlier this year.
BlackBerry says that the phone would be available in Indonesia from April. The official unveiling of BlackBerry Z3 is scheduled to take place in Jakarta on May 13th, 2014. It is now up for pre-order from carriers Indosat and XL in the country. But unfortunately there is no word on the device's availability outside Indonesia and the pricing of the handset is yet to be revealed. But BlackBerry expects the device to be priced at IDR 2,199,000 (approx. Rs. 11,487).
The BlackBerry Z3, in terms of specs, is a decent smartphone, provided it is offered at the aforementioned price. It comes with a 5-inch touch screen display offering qHD resolution of 960 × 540 pixels.
It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8230) processor and Adreno 305 GPU coupled with 1.5 GB RAM. It runs on company's proprietary BlackBerry OS 10.
Even the imaging aspect of the handset is pretty impressive as it uses 5MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash. Also add 1.1MP front-facing shooter.
In terms of connectivity, BlackBerry Z3 will come with 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with aptX codec and GPS.
There is an internal storage capacity of 8GB, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. It is powered by a 2500 mAh non-removable battery, which is again not a bad deal.
Compared to its previous flagship devices, the BlackBerry Z3 could possibly make a good impression in the global market, provided it retains the aforementioned pricing. Currently, BlackBerry Q5 is doing pretty good in the Indian market. However, most of the Asian smartphone markets are dominated by Android devices, the latest BlackBerry Z3 will surely face the heat form them.