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BlackBerry recently launched the Z3 smarpthone at an affordable price of Rs. 15,990 and since India is celebrating the Independence Day today, the Canadian smarpthone maker has started running a campaign themed "Celebrate the freedom of choice" in the country. The campaign also brings fourth a mild price cut on selected devices.
Moreover, buyers can also get a chance to get a 10% discount on these selected phones by simply sending SMSing 'bbloyalty' to 575758. However, BlackBerry mentions that the offer will be limited to selected customers only.
Thus today, GizBot has come up with a line-up of BlackBerry phones, which you can buy in India right now. The line-up include: BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Z3 which are all touchscreen phones and the rest come with a QWERTY keypad which include BlackBerry Q5, and BlackBerry 9720.
BlackBerry which has been gradually bringing back its lost glory according to the Q1 report generated by company, grew on cash and investments balance of $3.1 billion at the end of the fiscal first quarter, up from $2.7 billion. Thus, with the offers in India to celebrate the Independence Day, BlackBerry might push up the sales a bit higher.
You may now head on to pricing and specs of these devices in the sliders below:
The BlackBerry Z30 has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display having resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with Adreno 32- quad-core graphics coupled with 2GB of RAM.
Other specs include: 16GB internal memory, 64GB microSD card, 8MP Auto Focus, LED Flash, 2-MP front facing camera, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, microHDMI, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and preloaded BlackBerry Apps. The makers have added a 2,880mAh Li Ion non-removable battery.
The handset comes with a 3.1 inch 720 x 720 pixels display, dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 2GB RAM, TI OMAP 4470 chipset, 6GB of internal storage, expandable memory up to 64GB, 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash accompanied by a 2-megapixel front facing camera, connectivity features including NFC, Bluetooth, GSM, 4G LTE, GPS, EDGE and GPRS and a 2,100 mAh battery. The handset comes preloaded apps like BlackBerry Balance, Remember, BBM, Hub and Peek.
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.
It offers 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.
The Q5 comes with a 3.1 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display at resolution of 720 x 720 pixels and 328 PPI pixel density. Further, running on BlackBerry 10.1 OS and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset along with a dual-core processor dialed to 1.2 GHz Q5 also will come packed with 2 GB RAM.
On the camera front, the handset 5 MP rear camera is capable of shooting 2592 х 1944 pixels and is equipped with autofocus and LED flash. There is also a presence of a front facing 2 MP camera. Connectivity options include: 2G, 3G, GPRS, SPEED, WLAN, Bluetooth and microUSB v2.0. You will also get 8 GB internal storage capacity, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card and a non-removable Li-Ion 2180 mAh battery.
The BlackBerry 9720 uses BB 7 OS. It has a 2.8-inch HVGA display having resolution of 480 x 360 pixels at 214ppi. The device is a mash up of touch cum QWERTY -keypad. The signature BlackBerry keyboard comes with pre-determined shortcuts.
Under the hood comes a 806 MHz Tavor MG1 coupled with 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM ( expandable up to 32GB via microSD card ). The makers have added a 1450mAh Li Ion battery. There's a 5-mega pixel camera on the rear back with 4X zoom. Additional features include: Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, and hands-free speakerphone, USB 2.0, among others.