BlackBerry's much-anticipated Z3 smartphone is now up for pre-order in
Indonesia. The Canadian company, however, has confirmed that the
official unveiling of the Z3 is scheduled for May 13.
Z3 is now available
pre-order at IDR 2,199,000, which translates to roughly Rs. 11,500. The
Z3 is a limited edition model that according to BlackBerry will be made
available to Indosat and XL customers for a limited period.
the Z3 features the 'Jakarta' inscription at the back, which
commemorates the launch of the first BlackBerry smartphone manufactured
exclusively for the Indonesia market.
Unfortunately, there is no
word on the global rollout of the BlackBerry Z3 as of now. Crackberry first reported the pre-order listing.
It's worth mentioning
that BlackBerry had announced
the Z3 touchscreen smartphone, alongside a Classic model with a
keyboard, the Q20, at the sidelines of MWC. The company had already
revealed that the Z3 would be priced at under $200 and has been built
under a partnership deal with FIH Mobile Ltd - the Hong Kong-listed unit
of Taiwanese electronics giant, Foxconn.
The Z3 runs BlackBerry 10 OS (version 10.2.1) and features a
5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) display offering an aspect ratio of 16:9. It
is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8230)
processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM.
The Z3 sports a 5-megapixel
autofocus rear camera and also houses a 1.1-megapixel fixed-focus
front-facing camera. The smartphone includes 8GB of inbuilt storage,
which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. It packs a 2500mAh
battery, which is rated to deliver up to 15.5 hours talk time and up to
384 hours of standby time. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth, 3G, GPS, NFC and Micro-USB.
The BlackBerry Z3
smartphone also comes preloaded with some BlackBerry services such as
BlackBerry Hub, BBM, Time Shift, Story Maker camera features, and BB10
John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry, said
in a press note, "The BlackBerry Z3 was designed with our Indonesian
customers in mind, to keep them productive and connected with family,
friends and co-workers while on the move. Embodying all that BlackBerry
10 offers, the BlackBerry Z3 has a stylish, modern, all-touch design
with exceptional productivity features and reliable communications."
Mobiles launched in April 2014