As part of BlackBerry's
attempted comeback tour, the Canadian handset maker today officially unveiled its new BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition smartphone
during a launch event in Jakarta, Indonesia. As the model name implies, this budget friendly device is being built exclusively for Indonesia, though the other notable thing about the Jakarta Edition is that it's BlackBerry's first handset co-created with Foxconn
Otherwise known as Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn's parent company), you might recognize the name from any of the many other devices it builds, including Apple's iPhone and other gadgets.
There's a market for low-cost handsets in Indonesia (and other parts of the world), and it's currently dominated by entry-level Android devices. The Z3 Jakarta Edition is an attempt to wrestle some market share aware from Android in the area, and it starts by enticing potential buyers with a 5-inch qHD (540x960) touchscreen display.
Other specs include a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, USB 2.0 port, 5-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, 1.1-megapixel front camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, BlackBerry 10 OS, and a non-removable 2500mAH battery good for up to 15.5 hours of talk time.
The Z3 Jakarta Edition will retail for IDR 2,199,000 (around $200 in U.S. currency).