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New BlackBerry Z30 revealed in leaked press renders?

BlackBerry’s next smartphone will be called the Z30 as further details emerged about the Canadian firm's latest attempt to re-seat itself on the top table of smartphone manufacturers.

The BlackBerry Z30 will arrive either later this year or in the early part of 2014, and the name follows on from the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 handsets that launched earlier this year.

CrackBerry, the blog devoted to the company’s handsets, carried the news as well as various photos and tutorial videos on the new device. The arguably bland videos explain how to insert a SIM card into the phone as well as showing off how to use the phone’s interface.

Emergence of these videos follows a month that saw various details on the new device revealed online. The Z30 is expected to sport a 5in OLED display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution - specs that would make it the first BlackBerry to enter the 5in screen club.

Alongside this, it will have a 1.7GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, a 2,800mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and of course run the BlackBerry 10 OS.

Leaked photos of the Z30 have already shown its similarities to the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 with the functionality thought to be close to those devices as well. However, many believe the Z30 will actually spark a revival in the business-focused mobile market that it relied upon for much of its early success.

The Z10 has struggled since being released early this year and the price was cut by 30 per cent by Amazon last month as it was revealed the company sold approximately a million units less than expected during Q1 2013.

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