Liveblog: BlackBerry Z3 India Launch

BlackBerry in the recent times is not doing very well, it’s recent smartphones didn’t bring them success which they deserved. Yet, BlackBerry is working on new smartphones and trying for a comeback. BlackBerry Z3 is their latest smartphone which was shown at MWC 2014, and now BlackBerry is moving forward to launch it in India.

Also read: BlackBerry going to launch new phones this year, QWERTY Phones are back!

We got to know recently that BlackBerry will launch Z3 in India on June 25 after an exclusive look at Z3 promotional banners and pricing information. We will be there at Z3 launch event happening in India on June 25 to bring you the latest. Here is our liveblog of the same.

BlackBerry Z3 is an entry-level smartphone and comes with a 5-inch display, with a decent resolution of 540×960. The device has a 5MP rear-camera and a 1.1MP front-facing-camera and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400 along with 1.5GB of RAM. The Z3 comes with 8GB of built-in storage, and a MicroSD card slot which shall allow you to expand the phone’s external storage upto 32GB.

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The event starts at 11:30am IST. Stay tuned for more updates!

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The event kicks off.

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BlackBerry: Today – $3.1 Bn Cash and Investment balance.

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85Mn BBM users globally. That’s an awesome number!

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The New BlackBerry Structure: Devices, BES 10, BBM & BBM Channels.

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“16 of the G20 Governments are secure with BlackBerry” the vote of confidence is really great.

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BlackBerry: the preferred smartphone by several leading heads of state.

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“For security users, I am not allowed to use an iPhone.” That’s what a CEO stated.

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BlackBerry seems to be determined this time. And have taken the Indian market seriously.

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What Indians wants? Powerful battery, Faster browser, Shares, Variety of apps!

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Did BlackBerry really mentioned ‘Applications’? Seriously?

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“We want a device with a powerful battery life and the phones should have great number of apps.” – A typical Indian user!

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Amazon App Store will be available later this year and all Amazon Apps shall be available for the BB 10 devices.

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A video by BlackBerry about the Indians.

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This video is all about India, and how it works.

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Video now continues to introducing the Z3.

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Here we have the BlackBerry Z3! With 2500mAh battery, 5-inch LCD display.

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Ultra slim – with premium materials.

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1.5GB RAm, 8GB on-board memory, with MicroSD slot.

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We have the Android connectivity on BB Z3! That means all the Android apps with now work on this smartphone! Smart, isn’t it?

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“BackBerry Z3 – For today’s India!” that’s what BlackBerry states!

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“Large 2500 mAh battery” A bettery that puts in hours.

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Edge to edge display, the device is highly durable with highest premium materials!

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The devices comes with soft dot textures back, with makes the devices durable and prevent it from slipping.

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So it doesn’t matter if you are sweating or not, BlackBerry Z3 will prevent your device from slipping.

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BlackBerry is stressing on the ‘Hinglish’ typing.

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A demo of the the Hinglish dictionary.

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Flick words are available both for Hinglish and English, simultaneously.

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A demo for flick typing for the Hindi language.

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The flick feature keeps on learning about the user and shall be improvising on it.

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“Stay in Flow – Instant Previews, Instant Reply”

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“BlackBerry Browser has been rated as the top browser for the past 18 months.”

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That’s pretty true. I really loved the BB Browser I used it last time.

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Smart sharing takes sharing to the next level. It works seamlessly.

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You are just one click away from sharing an article on the web, to any of your contacts, be it BBM or standard SMS.

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Apps today – BB Z3 supports Android apps, right out of the box!

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“Instagram, Candy Crush, Pinterest, Skype, Line YouTube.” It’s all here on the BlackBerry Z3.

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A representative from WoNoBo is here, talking about the application.

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WoNoBo is a 360 degree application for India, you can browse through all the cities, streets and junctions from the app.

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WoNoBo works for the 54 cities, currently but they would definitely be taking it forward.

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WoNoBo works for 54 cities currently, but they would definitely be taking it forward.

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You can actually see how the markets and streets look in real.

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“Why WoNoBo wanted to work with BlackBerry?” How can that be a question!

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The representative, answers the question. “The battery life is all what is required for these applications. That’s what BlackBerry can provide us.”

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Michael, Vice President from FlipKart and Himash from Mobile Store are here for the device launch.

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So that makes it obvious that the BlackBerry Z3 will be available at MobileStore and FlipKart only!

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The BlackBerry Z3 is available at Rs. 15,990 and is available for pre-booking on FlipKart and MobileStore.

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The device will be available from July 2, 2014 for sale.

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All the BB Z3 buyers, will get a Rs. 1000 voucher with each purchase from FlipKart.

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All the BB Z3 buyers, will get a Rs. 1000 voucher with each purchase from Mobile Store also, and can be used only on the purchase of Z3.

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BlackBerry provides a reason for the difference between Indonesian and Indian market.

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Primary reason stated is the difference between the taxes.

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BlackBerry provides a reason for the difference between Indonesian and Indian pricing.

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A question about the Camera, “BlackBerry’s camera is great and the time-shift functionality is a feature to boast about.”

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The BlackBerry 10.3 OS will be available later this year.

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Announcement: BlackBerry Maps are live with the BB Z3 launch.

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And is expected to be available for all the BB 10 devices.

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The event concludes. More information and summaries coming up soon!

Akshat loves to code, which is why he's a web developer. He founded Virtuaniz to serve his passion for tech, and currently serves as the Editor. You can follow him on the web: Website, Facebook, Twitter

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