Back in November of 2013, John Chen replaced Thorsten Heins as BlackBerry’s CEO. The first smartphone to come out of Chen’s leadership is the BlackBerry Z3, an entry-level device put together by Foxconn (chain of factories known for putting Apple devices together) with BlackBerry providing the software. The handset was first launched in Indonesia in May of last year followed by India, Malaysia, Singapore, and then to other Asian countries. Initially we thought that the Z3 would not be available outside of Asia, but it seems the device has made it to the UK via retailer Clove.
Clove is asking £160.99 – £163.99 for the SIM free device. This is inclusive of shipping and VAT.
To recap, the BlackBerry Z3 sports a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 8 GB of internal storage, support for as much as 32 GB from a microSD card, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor with each core clocked at 1.2 GHz, an Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, and a 2,500 mAh battery. It runs BlackBerry 10 out of the box.
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