BlackBerry has introduced the new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, BlackBerry’s biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone. Featuring BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a beautiful 5-inch display and the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone.
It is designed to keep users hyper-connected, productive and always in control, and lets them share and collaborate with ease.

“The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone builds on the solid foundation and engaging user experience of the BlackBerry 10 platform with features like the powerful BlackBerry Hub, its exceptional touchscreen keyboard and industry leading browser,” says Carlo Chiarello, executive VP for Products at BlackBerry.

“The smartphone rounds out the BlackBerry 10 portfolio and is designed for people looking for a smartphone that excels at communications, messaging and productivity. Having apps like the full Documents To Go suite that comes preinstalled, together with its 5-inch touch display, the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone gives you a best in class productivity experience on the go.”

The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, which includes hundreds of refinements plus many new features that help you be more productive.

Among key features are:
* BlackBerry priority hub – BlackBerry Hub is the one place to manage all your conversations and notifications. The new BlackBerry Priority Hub can now learn what conversations and what people are important to users, making it fast and easy to find the messages and information they need.
It collects priority messages across e-mail, social networking and other accounts and gives instant access to the conversations most important to users, to help them stay organised and focused on the most important tasks.

* BBM now in any app and message previews everywhere – BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 continues to refine the unique communications experience of the platform.
Users can now get a preview of any message as it arrives in whatever app they’re using, and immediately dismiss it or tap it to read the full content and respond. If a BBM message arrives, users can instantly reply to the message without even leaving the app they’re in. In addition, if the phone is locked, users can tap the various icons on the Lock Screen to see an instant preview of most recent messages and notifications.

* 5-inch super AMOLED display – the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features the latest in display technology with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display that makes whatever you’re running larger, clearer and more vivid. The smartphone also houses many top of the line components, including a 1,7GHz processor with quad core graphics that makes browsing Web pages faster and games more detailed.

* Stereo audio and BlackBerry Natural Sound – the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with stereo speakers that immerse users in music, videos, apps and games, and makes conversations sound like people are face-to-face. BlackBerry Natural Sound is new technology exclusive to BlackBerry and part of BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 that makes BBM Voice and BBM Video chats sound more natural and realistic.
BlackBerry Natural Sound lets users hear nuances and variations in tone, making conversations sound like users are in the same room.

* New antenna technology – the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features BlackBerry’s new generation antenna technology that dynamically tunes reception to give you better connectivity in low signal areas. BlackBerry Paratek Antenna can give faster data transfers and fewer dropped calls in low signal areas, keeping users connected in more places.

* Longer battery life – the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone includes a 2880 mAh battery, the largest battery ever built into a BlackBerry smartphone. Combined with the battery enhancements in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, users can get up to 25 hours of mixed use.

The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will roll out from select carriers and retailers around the world beginning next week in the UK and Middle East, and all other regions going into the holiday season. Specific pricing and availability will be announced by partners at the time of their respective launches. A variety of accessories including cases and chargers will also be available.

Subject to carrier approvals, BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Q5 smartphones beginning mid-October.