new-blackberry-z3Just last week during MWC 2014, BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone. This isn’t a new announcement per se since the phone had been leaked and rumored about several times ahead of its announcement where it was known by its codename, Jakarta.

The phone would be the first phone resulting from BlackBerry and Foxconn’s efforts, and it is admittedly not exactly a phone with the most amazing specs. The device was meant for emerging markets and it is understandable that they chose lower-end specs to make it more affordable.

One of the rumored specs was that the handset would pack a 540×960 display but according to new reports, a 720p HD display might make it onto the phone instead.

This is according to who found that based on their analysis of a certain BlackBerry 10 app’s data, that a device with the model number STJ100-1 would pack a 1280×720 resolution. For those unfamiliar, STJ100-1 is the model number for the BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta.

While the rest of the BlackBerry Z3’s specs have not been revealed, rumors suggest a 5-inch display, and now coupled with a 720p display, well we guess it does make things slightly better. That and the rumors that claim it will cost under $200 should make the handset a real winner amongst those shopping on a budget.

Could this be the BlackBerry phone that will be able to compete against the likes of the Nokia Lumia 520, another low-end handset with relatively decent specs that is at the moment dominating the low-end market?

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  • 220 PPI
5 MP
  • f/ Aperture
2500 mAh
    1.5GB RAM
    • MSM8230 Snapdragon 400
    • MicroSD
    ~$ - Amazon
    164 g
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