BlackBerry Z30 revealed in pictures and leaked videos

Rumoured BlackBerry Z30 logo

We know quite a lot about the next BlackBerry 10 device that BlackBerry is set to unveil. Currently known as the BlackBerry A10 or BlackBerry Aristo, new information may have revealed its official name. Buried inside a leaked beta version of an upcoming BlackBerry 10 update, a number of references to a BlackBerry Z30 have been found.

Not only is there a file listing reveals a mysterious “ID 8c00240a, STA100-1:Z30 BlackBerry Z30:Touch” device but a logo as been discovered as well. It sports the familiar design and colours first seen on the BlackBerry Z10’s retail packaging.

Put it all together and it would appear that the BlackBerry A10 will in fact launch as the BlackBerry Z30.

Given that the Aristo is an all-touch device like the Z10, it makes sense for BlackBerry to introduce it as a new model in its Z-line rather than unveil a new product family entirely. Should BlackBerry unveil a new form factor in the future, say a BlackBerry 10 Torch-like device, a new family with a new letter designation would  then make more sense.

Further digging into this leaked update has also revealed a number of tutorial videos that give us a good look at the upcoming device and some familiar BlackBerry features.

Specifications for the BlackBerry Z30 are expected to include a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960, BlackBerry 10.2, a 5-inch HD (720×1280/295PPI) OLED display, 16GB of internal storage and an 8MP rear camera.

Rumoured BlackBerry Z30

The BlackBerry Z30 is expected to launch by the end of the year.

Sources : BerryReview (1) // BerryReview (2) // CrackBerry