Yes, BlackBerry still makes phones, and the Z30 cannot stop leaking

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We have been so mesmerized by the upcoming train wreck that’s BlackBerry recently that we ‘d virtually forgotten it makes smartphones.

Thankfully, we’ve a pointer today in the form of a quick video claiming to flaunt the BlackBerry Z30 (you bear in mind that, do not you?) as it’s flipped, swiped and bandied about.

This appears to be a totally working variation of the rumored BlackBerry 10 device. The individual shows off its front and back, then activates the phone and takes us on a short tour of its UI.

A sticker label on the rear informs of the device’s assessment system status, and interestingly it checks out “Property of Research In Movement Limited. ” RIM altered its name to BlackBerry in January, nevertheless it appears some homes, such as this internet site, still make use of the old RIM name.

RIM around the rosy

It feels like it’s been some time considering that we last found out about the Z30, though in truth the mobile made an additional movie appearance earlier this month (that video was subsequently pulled).

In that time, we have discovered BlackBerry is open to the idea of being purchased, among other “strategic alternatives” to survival. On Aug. 27, a report from the Wall Street Diary declared BlackBerry might spin BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, into a subsidiary.

It’s prior to this backdrop that the Z30 might be launched. The gadget is rumored to square up with a 5-inch AMOLED screen (bigger than the Z10’s 4.2-inch screen), house a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 2GB of RAM. It could’ve 16GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera and run BlackBerry 10.2.

As you can see in the video and various other leakages have attested to, the Z30 might’ve five rows of icons rather of the Z10’s four.

When’ll we see the device? Only BlackBerry understands, but it’s a lot on its plate right now, so we will provide it a few.