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27 Feb 2014 13:15
According to BlackBerry, the new Z3 smartphone comes with the latest BlackBerry 10 OS, version 10.2.1, that will make the things you do every day faster and easier. (Supplied)
At the Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry announced the Z3 smartphone, a new all-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone designed with Indonesian customers in mind.
Made for the next generation of BlackBerry customers in Indonesia, and customised with local apps and content, the stylish new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone features a modern design with a 5" display, long lasting battery and comes with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1.
It is expected to arrive in South Africa shortly after its April release.
"We are excited to introduce the new BlackBerry Z3, the first smartphone to emerge from our strategic partnership with Foxconn, which was announced in mid-December 2013," said John Chen, executive chairperson and chief executive at BlackBerry.
"The BlackBerry Z3 embodies all that BlackBerry 10 offers, with its exceptional productivity features and reliable communications, in a stylish, all-touch design made affordable for customers in Indonesia."
"BlackBerry is beloved in Indonesia and its loyal fans have made it a popular smartphone brand. This is why we are so proud to be able to help bring BlackBerry even closer to Indonesia with a fantastic product that will be accessible to even more Indonesians.
This is only the beginning of what we know will be a long and fruitful partnership between Foxconn and BlackBerry," said Terry Gou, founder and chairperson of Foxconn.
Asked by Gadget if there were plans to fast-track the release of the phone in South Africa, given the enthusiasm for BlackBerry devices in the country, Chen said that discussions were under way with channel partners.
According to BlackBerry, the new Z3 smartphone is customised with access to local apps and Indonesian content and comes with the latest BlackBerry 10 OS, version 10.2.1, that will make the things you do every day faster and easier. Key features, it says, include:
The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is expected to be available from leading carriers and retailers in Indonesia in April. Further details on pricing and availability will be announced at the launch. – Gadget.co.za
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