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BlackBerry Z3 ‘Jakarta Edition’ Officially Unveiled

BlackBerry Z3 ‘Jakarta Edition’ Officially Unveiled

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today introduced the new BlackBerry® Z3, Jakarta Edition at a launch event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition, will be available to customers from May 15, 2014. The device is expected to retail through authorized partners at a price of IDR 2,199,000.

The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition is built exclusively for Indonesia and provides BlackBerry users more ways to connect and share, with an experience built on reliable, secure communications. BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition will keep Indonesian users better connected and more productive with a 5” display, long lasting battery and the best Bahasa typing experience on a touchscreen. A limited edition model featuring the inscription “Jakarta” on the back of the device will be available for a limited period, to commemorate the launch of the first BlackBerry smartphone built specifically for the Indonesia market.

BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition users will also be able to enjoy content exclusive to Indonesia on their device, including a special set of BBM™ Stickers featuring local characters, The Punakawan, by Indonesian illustrator Susilo Saptoady. The Punakawan Stickers are available exclusively for BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition users and are free for a limited time. In addition, BlackBerry Z3 users will be able to join local BBM Channels and get more updates from their favorite brands, communities and opinion leaders.

In Jakarta, Indonesia to launch BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition, John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry, said: “BlackBerry has changed the way millions of people around the world stay connected. From conception to delivery, the BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition was designed specifically with our Indonesian customers in mind. This device gives users more ways to connect, share and communicate, providing the best tool for secure, reliable communications and collaboration with friends, family and co-workers. Priced affordably, the BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition will extend the full capabilities of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System version 10.2.1 experience for a new generation of customers in Indonesia.”

The new BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition will be available at all BlackBerry Lifestyle stores in Indonesia as well as authorized partners for BlackBerry Z3, PT. Teletama Artha Mandiri (TAM) and PT. Mitra Telekomunikasi Selular (MTS).

For more information about the BlackBerry Z3, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/blackberryz3.


Limited BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition available exclusively to Indonesian customers

Limited BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition available exclusively to Indonesian customers

Over the weekend we discovered that Indonesian customers were able to pre-order the BlackBerry Z3. BlackBerry today officially announced that customers in Indonesia can now pre-order the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone through leading telecommunications operators in Indonesia, Indosat and XL. BlackBerry expects the device to be priced at IDR 2,199,000. The official unveiling of BlackBerry Z3 is scheduled to take place in Jakarta on May 13th, 2014. BlackBerry also announced today the availability of a limited edition model – the BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition – which will be made available to Indosat and XL customers for a limited period. This model will feature the inscription “Jakarta” on the back of the device to commemorate the launch of the first BlackBerry smartphone built specifically for the Indonesia market.

Made for the next generation of BlackBerry customers in Indonesia, the stylish new BlackBerry Z3 is customized with local apps and content, features a modern design with a 5″ display, long lasting battery and comes with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1.

Alleged BlackBerry Z3 renders and specs surface!

Alleged BlackBerry Z3 renders and specs surface!

Today, N4BB posted some alleged renders of the Jakarta, which they say could hit the market has the BlackBerry Z3. Following that, BBin posted some rumored specs for the device, as follows:

  • Display – 5″ display, 540 x 960 pixels, 24-bit color LCD display
  • Memory – 8 GB application storage and 1.5 GB RAM
  • Processor – 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Battery – 2650 mAh non-removable battery
  • Rear-facing camera: 5 MP Autofocus and flash, 5x digital zoom
  • Front-facing camera: 1.1 MP Fixed-focus, 3x digital zoom

With a phone like this, what matters more than specs is the price you can buy it at outright. We’ve seen low-cost Android handsets and even Nokia Lumia devices pick up a decent chunk of market share at this end of the market. A Z3 at a $150 or even up to $200 price point could be pretty darn compelling, and a great deal given the rumored 5″ display and BIG battery.

The chairman of Foxconn previously let it slip out that the device they’re working with BlackBerry to build could be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, which is just over a week away. Given the closeness to the event, we may not have to wait too long to find out whether these rumors are true or not.

One thing that is certain is that I will be making the trip to Barcelona for MWC. If anything gets announced or released, I’ll be on the ground to bring it back to you with a hands-on first look and plenty of details.

First Foxconn Built BlackBerry “Jakarta” could Debut At Mobile World Congress Next Month

First Foxconn Built BlackBerry “Jakarta” could Debut At Mobile World Congress Next Month

Barcelona, Spain will be hosting Mobile World Congress 2014 next month, and BlackBerry could have a major appearance in the conference this year. According to Terry Gou, chairman of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co./Foxconn, their first ever made BlackBerry device will be debuting at MWC. BlackBerry has yet to confirm this, but Foxconn is apparently very excited about the launch.

“We are working with them to design a new device, and we will showcase multiple devices at the trade show in Barcelona in February,” said Gou at his charity event in Taipei in reference to BlackBerry and MWC.

John Chen had already mentioned a lot about this first Foxconn BlackBerry device. We know it’ll be an all touch device, and BlackBerry is aiming to have it make hit their target markets between March, and April, so having it debut or at least be shown off at the end of February at MWC is not too crazy. Gou also mentioned showcasing “multiple devices” which may or may not apply to BlackBerry, and could just be a reference to a specific number of Foxconn-made phones, but for other OEMs.

Foxconn’s First BlackBerry Device, “Jakarta,” May Not Have A Physical Keyboard

Foxconn’s First BlackBerry Device, “Jakarta,” May Not Have A Physical Keyboard

BlackBerry CEO John Chen have release some info on the first Foxconn-made BlackBerry device during the company’s last earnings call, codenamed Jakarta, and now rumors are starting up about what this device may end up looking like. We know it’s going to be aimed at emerging markets and will hopefully at an affordable price. Many were sure this next BlackBerry would be the typical QWERTY-keyboard style, but according to a report from BGR, this may not be the case.

BGR’s sources have indicated to them that the BlackBerry “Jakarta” will be an all-touch device. No word as to why BlackBerry will reportedly be launching a touchscreen-only device, but we’re sure that more information will be making its way out into the public in the coming weeks.

The BlackBerry codename Jakarta is slated to be launched in emerging markets between April and May of 2014.

BlackBerry SEC filings confirm two BlackBerry 10 devices dropped

BlackBerry SEC filings confirm two BlackBerry 10 devices dropped

WSJ reported that two low cost BlackBerry device have been canceled. This is not a surprise since BlackBerry have signed a 5 year contract with Foxconn to develope low cost devices for the market. BlackBerry and Foxconn are working on the low-cost ‘Jakarta’ device and preparing it release in March or April 2014.

The two devices in question were better know as the Café and Kopi​ series. The devices were designed to be low-cost offerings coming in two form factors, QWERTY and Full Touch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 variations powering them. Although the report states they were destined for emerging markets, there’s enough information available to say at least one variation was, at some point, destined for Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

First Foxconn-built BlackBerry is codenamed “Jakarta” – possibly out in March or April 2014

Earlier today, BlackBerry announced their Q3 fiscal 2014 earnings report. Within the report, BlackBerry announced they had entered a five year agreement with Foxconn.

“This partnership demonstrates BlackBerry’s commitment to the device market for the long-term and our determination to remain the innovation leader in secure end-to-end mobile solutions,” said John Chen, Executive Chair and CEO of BlackBerry. “Partnering with Foxconn allows BlackBerry to focus on what we do best – iconic design, world-class security, software development and enterprise mobility management – while simultaneously addressing fast-growing markets leveraging Foxconn’s scale and efficiency that will allow us to compete more effectively.”

During the earnings call, Chen revealed that the first BlackBerry and Foxconn smartphone would be releasing in Indonesia. It’s codename, you guessed it: Jakarta.

Chen says the entry level smartphone will be designed by Foxconn, and supported by BlackBerry 10. The Jakarta will be 3G-only and expected release date is as early as March 2014, or at least by April, says Chen.

The BlackBerry Z30 to launch on November 23rd in Indonesia

The BlackBerry Z30 to launch on November 23rd in Indonesia

Press Release

Jakarta, November 19, 2013 – BlackBerry® today 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” display and the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. It is designed to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control, and lets you share like you’re there 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. 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 office suite that comes preinstalled, together with its 5” touch display, the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone gives customers a best in class productivity experience on the go.”

“Today is the beginning of one of the most exciting periods in the history of BlackBerry smartphones in Indonesia. Customers told us they loved BBM Video for its ability to share an experience in real time. With the addition to the BlackBerry 10 operating system of native Javanese and Sundanese dialects, we are adding to our customers’ experience by providing solutions that fit the way they live and work, connecting them to what matters to them the most. The BlackBerry Z30 offers the best all-touch BlackBerry 10 experience and is the first to showcase new innovations like BlackBerry Natural Sound, that gives users a more real and natural sound experience” said Maspiyono Handoyono, Managing Director BlackBerry Indonesia. “Indonesia remains an extremely important market to BlackBerry. We remain committed to focusing on consumers in Indonesia, given how important the market here is for BlackBerry. We also would like to extend our sincere thanks to our key partners for supporting us in our efforts in the Indonesia market place.”

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:

  • 5” Super AMOLED Display – The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone features the latest in display technology with a 5” 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 1.7 GHz processor with quadcore graphics that makes browsing web pages faster and games more detailed.
  • 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 you making it fast and easy to find the messages and information you need. It collects priority messages across your email, social networking and other accounts and gives you instant access to the conversations most important to you to help you stay organized 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. You can now get a preview of any message as it arrives in whatever app you’re using, and immediately dismiss it or tap it to read the full content and respond. If a BBM message arrives, you can instantly reply to the message without even leaving the app you’re in. In addition, if your phone is locked, you can tap the various icons on the Lock Screen to see an instant preview of your most recent messages and notifications.
  • 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, you can get up to 25 hours of mixed use* to keep you moving from dawn ‘til dawn.
  • 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 you faster data transfers and fewer dropped calls in low signal areas, keeping you connected in more places.

The BlackBerry Z30 is available in Indonesia starting on November 23, 2013 in black color at a retail price of ID

R 7,999,000 at all BlackBerry Lifestyle store as well as authorized distributors PT. Telematika Artha Mandiri (TAM), PT. Trikomsel Oke Tbk (Comtech), and PT. Surya Citra Multimedia (SCM). Those wanting to pre-order the BlackBerry Z30