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BlackBerry Z3 Announced for Malaysia, Available July 7th

The BlackBerry Z3 will be available in just a couple of weeks in Malaysia, specifically on July 7th, and will cost 699 MYR, which roughly translates to $217 USD.

For more details, check out the press release below.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today introduced the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone in Malaysia. The BlackBerry Z3 will be available to customers from July 7, 2014 through BlackBerry’s authorized partners. For more information, please visit http://www.blackberry.com.my/smartphones/blackberry-z3.html . The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone provides BlackBerry users more ways to connect and share, with an experience built on reliable, secure communications. BlackBerry Z3, will keep Malaysians users better connected and more productive with a 5″ display, long lasting battery and the best typing experience on a touchscreen.

Key features include:

BlackBerry® Hub – The ever present BlackBerry Hub lets you access all your work and personal email, BBM™, text messages, social media updates and notifications in one place, with the ability to “peek” into the BlackBerry Hub from anywhere, so you’re always only one swipe away from what matters to you. The Hub can be customized to identify priority messages and to filter the message list by various criteria that you can then activate with a simple pinch gesture.
BBM – BBM on the BlackBerry Z3 includes all the latest features of the popular mobile social network, customized for Indonesians. You get BBM voice and video chatting with Screen Share and support for BlackBerry Natural Sound, letting you hear nuances and variations in tone in a BBM Voice chat, and making the conversation sound like you’re in the same room. BBM Channels features a variety of Indonesian channels as well as a package of BBM stickers that have been specially designed by an Indonesian artist.
BlackBerry Keyboard – The BlackBerry Keyboard learns what words you use and how you use them, then offers them up to you so you can type faster and more accurately. It gives you the best Bahasa Indonesia typing experience on a touchscreen, complete with multi-language support that lets you type in up to 3 different languages at the same time.
Time Shift & Story Maker – The BlackBerry Z3′s astonishing Time Shift camera feature lets you capture a group shot where everyone is smiling with their eyes wide open. You can also use Story Maker to bring a collection of photos and videos together, along with music and effects, to produce an HD movie that you can instantly share on YouTube.
BlackBerry 10 Browser – The BlackBerry 10 browser sets the industry benchmark for HTML5 performance on smartphones, and is incredibly fast, with fluid and responsive scrolling and zooming. The browser includes many advanced features, supports multiple tabs, lets you browse sites privately, includes a reader mode, and integrates with the platform for easily sharing content. You can even save web pages for later viewing.
Instant Previews & Reply Now – Be more timely and responsive with Instant Previews that bring BBM, SMS and email message to you no matter what you are doing on your BlackBerry Z3. You can even reply to your BBM or SMS messages in any app, or swipe to the BlackBerry Hub to respond. If you get a phone call that you can’t answer right way, you can instantly silence the call and send a Reply Now response through BBM, SMS or email to let the caller know you’re busy.
Fast, Easy Sharing – The BlackBerry Z3 learns how you share and who you share with, helping you reduce the number of steps and amount of time it takes to get your files, photos, or documents to where they need to go. Touching “share” in any app provides suggestions on who and how to share your files based on who you’ve shared with in the past, and the feature only gets smarter the more you use it.
FM Radio – The new BlackBerry Z3 includes a built-in FM radio. You can listen to local FM stations, which does not require any network connection.

BlackBerry Z3 users will also be able to enjoy local content to Malaysia on their device, including a special set of BBM Stickers and BBM Channels featuring local characters, Upin and Ipin. In addition, BlackBerry Z3 users will be able to join local BBM Channels and get more updates from their favourite brands, communities and opinion leaders.

Ben Quirin, Managing Director of Indochina at BlackBerry said “Malaysia is a key market for us and we are excited to be working with our partners to bring in the BlackBerry Z3 to customers here. This device give users more ways to connect, share and communicate, providing the best tool for secure, reliable communications and collaborations with friends, family and co-workers. Priced at affordably, the BlackBerry Z3 will extend teh full capabilities of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System version 10.2.1 experience for a new generation of customers in Malaysia.”

The new BlackBerry Z3 will be available through BlackBerry authorized partners and carriers. For more information about the BlackBerry Z3, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/blackberryz3.

New BlackBerry Devices in FY2015 Z3 LTE, Classic and Passport

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During the special meeting today after the initial earnings call where BlackBerry beat street estimates of performance. BlackBerry is padding the good news train with a tease of 3 devices for fiscal year 2015 aka most of calendar 2014.

Pictured we see the much rumored Passport device a 4.5inch QWERTY phablet that sizes up much like an actual passport. The device will come out in Black and White and have a rich accessory ecosystem for end-users to take advantage of. The once named Q20 which has been renamed as the BlackBerry Classic to bridge the BB10 and BBOS user bases an of course the Z3 which is set to launch with an LTE variant with added RAM by the end of this year.

Overall these new devices will keep people looking forward as BlackBerry works tirelessly to deliver on their commitments and hyper focus on on enterprise mobility software, services and hardware.

BlackBerry Z3 launching in India on June 25th

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BlackBerry has started sending out press invitations to a Z3 launch event in India on June 25th, which is next week. The BlackBerry Z3 device which was announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has seen good reception in Indonesia and with reviewers around the world.

The tight-knit launch we saw in Indonesia with local highlights will likely be rebuilt for the Indian market. Working closely in these key markets will be a strong show of how Chen and his management teams want to bring in new hardware. IF the uptick in Z3 sales replicates in other markets than Chen may we well on his way to increasing market share in growing mobile regions.

As more information surrounding upcoming launches comes fourth we’ll certainty be keeping up to date with the latest. It’s also suggested that BlackBerry is seeking to bring the Z3 to Vietnam and Malaysia as well, moving efficiently to hit these market targets shows BlackBerry is focused on making the device a success.

BlackBerry Z3 Shows Up in Malaysian Database through Brightstar Distribution Partner

BlackBerry Z3 Shows Up in Malaysian Database through Brightstar Distribution Partner

Malaysia SIRIMS corporate systems show the Z3, namely the Z3 STJ100-1 is showing approved as of May 14th. Coincidentally, this is the same day that the Z3 device was launched in Indonesia.

Clearly, BlackBerry is working to line up the channels and amass a more widespread launch of the Z3 device in other markets. We suspect that key market targets will be in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and even South Africa. Other markets like Latin America could perhaps get an LTE variant down the line as well, assuming the general reception remains strong.

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.

Pre-orders Begin for BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta in Indonesia

Pre-orders Begin for BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta in Indonesia

Retailers in Indonesia is now accepting BlackBerry Z3 pre-orders. Elevenia in Indonesia is offering a limited time pre-order price of Rp 1.650.000 for the XL plan. The official release of the Z3 as we know have been push to May but this do not seem to stop retailers from accepting pre-orders.

This would mean the Z3 is priced at only $142 USD for the pre-order promotion. When the promotion ends, the Z3 will be available for Rp 2.200.00 or $189 USD. The pre-order promotion looks to be only valid from April 22nd – May 7th, 2014. So for those in Indonesia hurry up grab this opportunity to get a Z3 at promotion price now.