BlackBerry Z30 available in the US unlocked, will cost you $499 apiece

If you’re hoping to find news about the new BB10 phones reaching the US, you’re going to be disappointed, but on the bright side, the top-of-the-line BlackBerry Z30 is now available in the country unlocked and SIM free. The handset has been officially put on sale through the company’s online store for a not-so-alluring price of $499.

The BlackBerry Z30 has been available in the US for many months now, but only through Verizon where you’re tied to the carrier in question. The handset is being offered for $199.99 with a 2-year contract on Big Red. The device is currently the only high-end phone in the company’s lineup and it was the first to have a 5-inch display.

BlackBerry Z30

The BlackBerry Z30 supports BB 10.2.1 and it’s most likely to come with the latest OS preloaded. The phone offers visuals in 720p HD resolution through a Super AMOLED touchscreen and it has an 8MP rear camera which can record videos at up to 1080p FHD. The company has also thrown in its Natural Sound technology which aims to deliver clear and crisp audio.

Here are the specs of the BlackBerry Z30:

– 5-inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen
– 1.7GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro SOC
– 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
– 2889mAh battery
– 8MP rear camera
– 25 hours of mixed usage
– 170 grams weight
– 140.7mm x 72mm x 9.4mm dimensions

If you’re interested in purchasing the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, you can do so through the company’s online store. The device is currently available in black only and it supports GSM networks.