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The Darker the BlackBerry


Blackberry just will NOT give up, they keep rolling out phones. The BlackBerry Z3 or “Jakarta” is almost out to the world. If you’re familiar with the BlackBerry Z10, then this should be easy because they are similar. The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone came  with a  4.20-inch 768×1280 display powered by 1.5GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear camera.

BlackBerry Z3 “Jakarta”

By appearance the Blackberry Z3 looks very similar to the Z10 with its textured back cover, not sure if it will also come in a choice of black or white, but it will come with the following according to Mobile Syrup:

  1. Display: 5inch 540 x 960 pixels, 24-bit color LCD display
  2. Memory :8 GB application storage and 1.5 GB RAM
  3. Processor:.2 GHz dual-core processor
  4. Battery: 2650 mAh non-removable battery
  5. Camera: 5MP rear-facing camera with Autofocus and flash, 5x digital zoom and a 1.1 MP front-facing camera with 3x digital zoom

And to top it off, it is set to cost around  a $150! Perfect for developing countries like Zambia. It may not have both front and rear cameras as clear as the Z10 but it takes good enough pics for selfies and you can still Skype, c’mon now. The processor is not as fast as the Z10 too but it is fast enough for browsing as long as you have plenty available network (the struggle continues). Note this though, the Z3 also has a better battery than the Z10 so it wins this battle hands down!

The BlackBerry 10 series of phones has not been very successful with BlackBerry having to reduce the prices in order to market the product. Talk about major changes. In Zambia it was not as gladly accepted because one had to buy bundles instead of subscribing to BIS as was customary of previous BlackBerry phone versions. The thought of  internet bundles and their hefty prices!

The BlackBerry Z3 is expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress this month and will be expected on the market in April or May. I woudn’t mind having it. It looks very fancy and is not as expensive as one would expect a smartphone would be.

Image credit: MactrastMobile Syrup and PC Advisor.


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