BlackBerry Launches Its Budget Z3 Smartphone In India
/ Rs 16,000 Appx.
26 June, 2014
BlackBerry has let loose its latest smartphone the BlackBerry Z3 in India. The handset is what Blackberry calls a “budget” offering and will be priced at Rs 16,000. The objective of designing such a handset as the company puts it, is to deliver the BlackBerry experience to the masses.
The handset packs in 5 inch qHD display that is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1.5 GB RAM. The handset runs the latest version of the BlackBerry 10 OS and also includes 5 MP primary snapper with a 1.1 MP front-facing one. Surprisingly the device comes with 8 GB of storage and also includes a micro SD card slot. Powering all of the above is 2500 mAh battery, which according to big B delivers up to 15.5 hours of talk time and up to 16.2 days standby.
The Z3 will indeed compete with devices like the Nokia Lumia 630 and Motorola’s Moto G considering that it packs almost the same specifications. The handset will be available only in black and will go on sale across India starting from the July 2. The phone is also available for pre-booking on The Mobile Store, Flipkart and BlackBerry exclusive stores starting From Wednesday.
The handset was first launched in Indonesia and BlackBerry even launched a special Z3 Jakarta Edition.