Photographs of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)’s much awaited A10 handsets have seeped out again, but this time with a new name of Z30. Channel S showed a new video where a Z30 is presented with a 5 inch AMOLED display with 720p resolution, dual core processor, 8 megapixel camera and 16GB storage. Specifications of the Z30 shown in the video are same as was revealed by previous reports.
BlackBerry Z30 seems to be influenced by the design of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s Galaxy S4 shape and the two tone color scheme of HTC One.
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Back cover shows AT&T logo
On the back cover, viewers can see the AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) logo, reflecting that initially it may be launched on this network in the United States. The evice will be in stores towards the end of this year, according to Channel S, but there is no official date given yet. Z30 from BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) may be launched when sales of other models are declining and BlackBerry might try to retain third position with the new phone.
In the video, Z30 hardware is shown and the back casing is removed to show the machine’s insides along with software that runs on the device. The eaked video is 5 minutes long and takes in every detailed aspect of the Phablet. It conveys almost every specification and feature of the phone.
BlackBerry Z30 is said to have its prime focus on gaming, along with a speedier dual core processor than the Z10. The hone will have updated the BlackBerry OS 10.2, which will come with a new quick settings menu.
BlackBerry going private?
Recent reports suggest that BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) might agree with what investors have to say and go private. After a story appeared in Reuters, shares of the company surged 7 in trading on NASDAQ. It is struggling to regain ground lost to Android, iOS and Windows phone. Windows Operating system is challenging BlackBerry, pushing it down to number four.
However, the road to private ownership for BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) is not easy as there are speculations that the Canadian firm might find it difficult to find a buyer. Private equity firms may be reluctant to work with this company because it is facing a decline in its customer base and market share.
As of now there is no probable deal for BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB), although the patent segment of the company is very impressive and its service business may be seen as worth putting money into by some tech companies.