A few months ago, the company launched its first phablet, the BlackBerry Z30. It was offered in the U.S. exclusively by Verizon, but many have suspected all along that Verizon might lose this exclusivity soon. Sure enough a BlackBerry Z30 variant compatible with AT&T has shown up at the FCC.
So there is some hope for AT&T subscribers who have been waiting for this phablet to hit their carrier. To refresh your memory, the Z30 is the last BB10 device to be produced under ex-CEO Thorsten Heins and it was produced before the company radically changed direction. The company has now brought Foxconn onboard as a partner and reduced the number of devices to be released in 2014 to sharpen their focus.
The Z30 is the first BlackBerry device to have a 5 inch 720×1,280 pixel resolution display with a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. It also packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It is true that sales of BlackBerry devices have dropped this past year, so it certainly only helps to have this device available on another major U.S. carrier where it can snag more sales. No comment from AT&T and BlackBerry yet, but we will keep you posted.