Leaked Hands-On Video Demo Claims to Show BlackBerry Z30; BlackBerry Explores Sale

First, the bad news: BlackBerry’s financial woes and failed turnaround efforts appear to have led the smartphone maker to consider putting itself up for sale. Blackberry is still in exploratory stages. This turn of events will likely come as a surprise for those who were reassured by BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins’ apparent preference for licensing opportunities.

Now for some interesting, and possibly good news: the BlackBerry A10 may have surfaced as the BlackBerry Z30 in a video by Vietnamese Cellphone S, according to Engadget. The phone has a sleek, slim body with AT&T and BlackBerry logos, and is rumored to have a 5-inch, 720p display and run BlackBerry 10.2. The video takes a thorough look at the phone, running through the menus and displaying video and games. If BlackBerry is close to launch with this, it might make some waves, but BlackBerry’s exploration of a sale suggests that the company isn’t betting on the smartphone to save the day.