BlackBerry will be providing Verizon with a Z30 for sale in the United States – and it looks like Big Red will be the only carrier to offer it. The new phone steps up BlackBerry’s game, offering a 5-inch, 720p display with a pixel density of 295ppi, 16GB of flash storage, LTE, 2GB of RAM, a dual-core Qualcomm processor and 25 hours of battery life.
Unfortunately for BlackBerry, Verizon didn’t sign any sort of exclusivity agreement. According to CNet, BlackBerry head of Software Portfolio Vivek Bhardwaj noted that there was nothing stopping BlackBerry from offering the Z30 on carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, or Sprint – if the carriers requested it.
“If the carriers requested it” sounds like worse news for the struggling Waterloo company, who was likewise scorned by major Canadian carrier Rogers before a fan campaign forced the latter company to stock the device.
In better news, the recent BB10 10.2 update reportedly adds substantial stability and new features to the device portfolio, with high praise from BB fans.