New Delhi(Indilens Web Team): The BlackBerry Z3, the first full touchscreen budget phone from the Canadian smartphone maker, could be hitting Indian stores in a couple of weeks, it is learnt. The phone will start selling in Indonesia from tomorrow. Indonesia and India are pretty much the last volume market of the company.
Based on the price in India, BlackBerry Z3 could be priced around Rs 11,000 in India.
The Z3, a 5-inch touchscreen phone running the new BlackBerry 10 Operating System version 10.2.1, is the first to produced in partnership with Taiwan’s Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contractor manufacturer. So the Z3, originally manufactured for the Indonesian market, will have a very attractive price. Based on the price in Indonesia, we estimate the phone to be priced around Rs 11,000.
It is likely that BlackBerry will try and woo those upgrading to an affordable phablet with its new offering. However, the paucity of apps and the competition from Android devices, could deter new buyers.
The Z3 could also be BlackBerry’s last tryst with a full touchscreen device. The company has already announced its intention to bring back QWERTY in future devices.
BLACKBERRY Z3: SPECIFICATIONS
OS: BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS
PROCESSOR: Dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400
WEIGHT: 164 grams
DISPLAY: 5-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) 220ppi
STORAGE: 8GB expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card
CAMERA: 5MP rear/ 1.1MP front