BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has been struggling against the iOS, Android and Windows Phone, and its latest phone, the Z10, is not considered  a successful model. Forgetting the past, it is now rumored that BlackBerry has been preparing to make the company’s first phablet device.

The device was previously rumored to be named the A10; however,  recent leaks suggest it will be called the Z30. The device would be the successor to the current flagship phone, the Z10.

BlackBerry Z30 specs

The Z30 will be the company’s first phablet device, and in fact, it can be said that it is a pretty bold move by the company. The recent leaks suggest that the device may feature a 5-inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixel HD resolution. It could be powered by a Qualcomm SoC with 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and a quad-core Adreno GPU as well as 2GB RAM.

The Z30 will feature 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot. The device would come with LTE connectivity, 2,800 mAh battery, 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera.

It is also reported that the device might be launched with the next iteration of the BlackBerry 10 software, 10.2. Any other details related to the software are not available right now.

BlackBerry Z30 photo

We’ve previously reported a leaked image of the BlackBerry Z30. The image was leaked by a supply chain solutions company named as ETrade Supply.


BlackBerry Z30 release date

It is rumored that the BlackBerry Z30 may be released before the year end, and probably in the holiday season. No doubt every company out there wants to cash in and take advantage of the holiday season and BlackBerry is no different.

The competition right now is too fierce, with people waiting for Apple’s iPhone 5S, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and new variations of the HTC One. Can BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) score it big with the Z30? Only time will tell.