BlackBerry is expanding its lineup of smartphones today with the new BlackBerry Z30.
The fourth BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Z30 is the largest and most powerful BlackBerry ever, with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display and new 1.7GHz processor with quad-core graphics. It has the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry: a 2,880mAh unit, which BlackBerry claims will last up to 25 hours between charges.
Also launching with the Z30 is BlackBerry 10.2, a new version of the BlackBerry platform. Version 10.2 offers a number of enhancements over 10.1, including a reworking of the BlackBerry Hub. The new Priority Hub feature learns users habits over time to present the what it deems are the most important messages culled from email, social networks, and other accounts. BlackBerry 10.2 also offers an improved version of BlackBerry Messenger that provides pop-up previews of new messages and details of received messages from the phone’s lock screen.