New Delhi: BlackBerry's much-anticipated low-cost Z3 smartphone is now up for pre-order in Indonesia. The pre-order price of the BlackBerry Z3 is 2,199,000 Indonesian rupiahs which comes out to be Rs 11,500. The phone can be ordered from two Indonesian telecommunications providers, Indosat and XL.
The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said on Monday that an official unveiling of the device will take place on May 13 in Jakarta.
As part of a plan to cut its phone making costs, BlackBerry has outsourced much of its hardware business to Taiwan's Foxconn, officially known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, which produces most of world's iPhones and iPads.
The Z3 runs BlackBerry 10 OS (version 10.2.1) and features a 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) display offering an aspect ratio of 16:9. It's a touch device, so there's no QWERTY keypad on this one.
The device is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8230) processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM.
The smartphne sports a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a 1.1-megapixel front shooter. Internal storage is capped at 8GB, which can be expanded further up to 32GB via microSD card. BlackBerry has gone with a beefy 2500mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 15.5 hours talk time and up to 384 hours of standby time.
Connectivity options include the standard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and NFC fare.