Who will sell BlackBerry's Z30? Verizon, that's who

Big Red isn't sharing any details about the 5-inch smartphone, but promises that we'll hear more "soon."

The BlackBerry Z30
Verizon is the first US carrier to announce support for the larger Z30. BlackBerry

We don't know when or for how much, but what we do know is that Verizon is the first US carrier to throw support behind BlackBerry's just-announced Z30 smartphone.

Verizon announced its intentions to sell the 5-inch smartphone on Wednesday in a tweet (also below.)

The Z30 will differ from the BlackBerry Z10 before it in both hardware and software specs.

For instance, the larger Z30 introduces quad-core graphics, stereo speakers, and a larger battery. It will also ship with the new BlackBerry OS 10.2.

Although BlackBerry's fate as a company is still very much uncertain , it's business as usual as far as phone releases go.

Check out CNET's first impressions of the BlackBerry Z30 , and stick with CNET for details on the device.

Read the full CNET Review

BlackBerry Z30

The Bottom Line: The BlackBerry Z30 lives up the promise of a flagship phone, but it's too little, too late for all but the most committed BlackBerry users. / Read full review

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.



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