Verizon goes official with BlackBerry Z30 launch plans

BlackBerry’s future is very much uncertain at this point; who knows what will become of the company another year for now, much less who will own it? Still, as long as BlackBerry’s still around, carriers continue to show support for BlackBerry 10, and recently we’ve been looking at efforts to bring the Z30 to Verizon. Over the weekend, a press render of the smartphone for the carrier leaked, and just in time, too – today, Verizon makes things official, announcing its US exclusive on the Z30.

We know, the Z30 itself has been on the books for over a month now, but this will mark its official carrier debut in the States. Verizon doesn’t offer a precise date, but says that it will have the Z30 on-hand beginning sometime in November.

Pricing puts the Z30 at nearly $200 on-contract; that’s the same as what Verizon’s Q10 goes for, though the Z10 is free-on-contract by now. For that money you’ll get a BlackBerry with a five-inch 720p display, 16GB storage, and a 2880mAh battery. There’s also support for wireless charging, and via our preferred Qi standard, at that.

On one hand, this could be the BlackBerry to have this holiday season, but on the other hand, are that many smartphone users still shopping for BlackBerrys in the first place?

Source: Verizon
Via: CrackBerry

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