After being delayed from the early release schedule in early April 2014, finally BlackBerry ensures the time to start selling its cheap phone which is directed for Indonesian market, BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta (STJ100-1). Besides the standard version, BalckBerry Z3 whose pre-order starts today 28 April 2014 9 am this morning, BlackBerry also prepares limited edition Jakarta Edition, which is marked by the writing of Indonesian capital, Jakarta, in the rear panel of that smartphone. That limited edition is only available in short time to celebrate first BlackBerry smartphone launching which is specialized for Indonesian market.
As predicted before, BlackBerry will sell this Indonesian specialized smartphone with the price below Rp. 2.5 millions. The standard price is Rp. 2.199.000 and pointed operator to distribute this far are only Indosat and XL, which can be accessed directly through www.indosat.com/BBJakarta and www.xl.co.id/blackberryz3. In giving some options for us to place pre-order (PO), Indosat cooperates with some online retail shop like OkeShop , GlobalTeleshop and Erafone. Meanwhile for XL, they cooperate with JerukNipis and Elevenia (the sales current position for those two retails are already sold out). PO term itself lasts from 28 April to 11 May 2014. The official launching for that smartphone is done on next 13 May and all buyers who place PO will get the smartphone on 14 May 2014, either by directly take it in pointed location or sent to each buyer’s address.
Among all those PO locations, from the writer’s observation, the cheapest price is Erafone offer who cooperates with Niaga Bank. They offer PO price on Rp. 1.399.000 by using CIMB Niaga (debit card) and become new Indosat Matrix postpaid card customer. Therefore the total discount is Rp. 800.000. Besides Niaga Bank, Erafone also cooperates with more banks, which they can offer various additional discounts, such as BCA and Mandiri who give additional discount Rp. 200.000. If citizen orders BlackBerry Z3 with post paid bundling, the discount for postpaid is added and the PO price becomes Rp. 1.499.000.
Besides operator cooperates with those online retails, you can get BlackBerry Z3 from other retail like Lazada.
BlackBerry Z3 Indosat
BlackBerry Z3 XL
BlackBerry Z3 specifications
- Network: Tri band UMTS/HSPA+ 1, 2, 8 (2100/1900/900 MHz); Quad band GSM,GRPS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- Software version: BlackBerry 10 OS
- Screen: 5-inch with HD, 540 x 960-pixel resolution
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8230, Snapdragon 400 processor, dual-core Krait 200 1.2GHz
- GPU: Adreno 305
- Memory: RAM 1.5 GB
- Internal Storage: 8 GB, can be added micro SD to 32 GB
- Camera: 5-megapixel auto-focus main camera, flash LED, continuous auto-focus, touch to focus, image stabilization, digital zoom 5x, video full HD 1080p recording. 1,1-megapixel fixed-focus secondary, video HD 720p recording
- Local connection: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy supporting aptX, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, port USB 2.0
- Sensor: accelerometer, proximity and ambient light
- Battery: built in with 2500-mAh capacity, claimed talking time up to 15.5 hours, stand by time up to 16.2 days, playing audio up to 84 hours and playing video up to 10 hours
- Physical dimension: 140 x 72,8 mm x 9,26-mm, 164-gram weight
- Physical button: up and down volume, silent, key (to switch on/off)
- Other feature: second microphone to help video recording, LED lamp indicator