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The Lowdown on the New Blackberry Z30

Z30-front_pr248_1BlackBerry is back to its best with their brand new Z30 smartphone which not only looks the part but is also packed full of great features. The BlackBerry Z30 will undoubtedly appeal to avid BlackBerry fans who covert their BB handsets which excel at managing your work and business life on the go.

Running on the most up to date BB operating system, BlackBerry 10.2, the Z30 is the biggest of BlackBerry’s handsets so far and sports a 5-inch fully touchscreen Super AMOLED display. The 5-inch screen offers vivid colours and superb contrasts and gives great quality viewing from all angles. The BlackBerry Z30 is manufactured from aluminium combined with a toughened and strong glass weave effect which gives a textured look and feel to the back of the handset. It weighs a reassuring 170 grams and is relatively slim measuring 9.4mm thick.

As well as being the largest of BlackBerry’s smartphones, the Z30 is also the fastest thanks to its Snapdragon dual-core 1.7GHz processor and a decent 2GB of RAM. The Z30 also comes with 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot so it can be upped to 64GB with a microSD memory card if needed. The slightly lower screen resolution of 295 ppi also means that processes are quicker and its battery life is more efficient, in fact the battery life of the Z30 is pretty exceptional as it will provide up to 18 hours of talk time or over 24 hours of mixed use.

The BlackBerry Z30 has a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with some useful features including image stabilisation, enhanced super-res digital 5 x zoom, 1080p HD video recording and Time Shift so you can pick and choose parts of your images to create some great photos. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera which is ideal for BBM Video chatting and also features 720p HD video.

The Z30 has a decent selection of pre-loaded apps such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Weather, Maps as well as BlackBerry’s popular BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Remember and BBM Video so you can chat and share documents, photos and links with family, friends and colleagues. New for the Z30 is BlackBerry Priority Hub which organises your emails, social media updates, texts in one handy central place and the Z30 also features BlackBerry Balance which gives you 2 separate profiles for keeping your work and social life and documents in two different and secure places.

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