Blackberry announced its first 5-inch BlackBerry phablet, Z30. The Z30 smartphone runs BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 and is a full-touch smartphone.

Stacked up against the BlackBerry Z10 with its smaller stature, and 4.2-inch LCD screen, the Z30 represents a significant departure. Its sizable display which uses AMOLED technology is a first for the company and should (hopefully) offer image quality on par with competing superphones.It has the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. The Blackberry Z30 has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display and has a 1.7 GHz processor with quad-core graphics. It comes with stereo speakers. BlackBerry has incorporated a new technology – BlackBerry Natural Sound – which is a part of BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2. BlackBerry says, it lets you hear nuances and variations in tone. The BB 10 OS version 10.2 offers a spate of improvements over 10.1. BlackBerry 10.2 is said to offer an improved version of BBM. If a BBM message arrives, you can instantly reply to the message without even leaving the app you are in.

The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone includes a 2880 mAh battery and is claimed to last up to 25 hours. The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will roll out from select carriers and retailers around the world beginning next week in the UK and Middle East, and all other regions going into the holiday season. Specific pricing and availability will be announced by partners at the time of their respective launches. A variety of accessories including cases and chargers will also be available. BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 is expected to be available for the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Q5 smartphones beginning mid-October.