BlackBerry Introduces Stylish, 5" All-Touch BlackBerry 10 Smartphone Designed
for Customers in Indonesia
BlackBerry Partnership with Foxconn Inspires the Affordable New
BlackBerry Z3 Smartphone
BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/14 -- Mobile World
Congress 2014 - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a global
leader in mobile communications, today announced the BlackBerry(R) Z3
smartphone, a new all-touch BlackBerry(R) 10 smartphone designed with
Indonesian customers in mind. Made for the next generation of
BlackBerry customers in Indonesia, and customized with local apps and
content, the stylish new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone features a modern
design with a 5" display, long lasting battery and comes with
BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1.
"We are excited to introduce the new BlackBerry Z3, the first
smartphone to emerge from our strategic partnership with Foxconn,
which was announced in mid-December, 2013," said John Chen, Executive
Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry. "The BlackBerry Z3 embodies all that
BlackBerry 10 offers, with its exceptional productivity features and
reliable communications, in a stylish, all-touch design made
affordable for customers in Indonesia."
"BlackBerry is beloved in Indonesia and its loyal fans have made it a
popular smartphone brand. This is why we are so proud to be able to
help bring BlackBerry even closer to Indonesia with a fantastic
product that will be accessible to even more Indonesians. This is
only the beginning of what we know will be a long and fruitful
partnership between Foxconn and BlackBerry," said Terry Gou, Founder
and Chairman, Foxconn.
The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is customized with access to local
apps and Indonesian content and comes with the latest BlackBerry 10
OS, version 10.2.1, that will make the things you do every day faster
and easier. Key features include:
-- BlackBerry(R) Hub - The ever present BlackBerry Hub lets you access all
your work and personal email, BBM(TM), 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 smartphone 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 smartphone'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 smartphone. 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 smartphone 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
The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is expected to be available from
leading carriers and retailers in Indonesia in April. Further details
on pricing and availability will be announced at launch.
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