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A bigger, better BlackBerry (pictures)

The new BlackBerry Z30 comes to Verizon for $199.99 bringing with it a big 5-inch screen, a high-capacity battery, and a fresh version of BB10.

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A pumped up display

The BlackBerry Z30's biggest improvement is a larger 5-inch 720p HD screen.
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A pair of ports

On the left side of the Z30 you'll find ports for Micro-HDMI and Micro-USB connections.
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Volume on the right

Sitting on its right side are controls for turning volume up and down. There's a play/pause button here as well.
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Plug in your phones

Placed in the top edge of the BlackBerry Z30 is a 3.5mm headphone jack and power button.
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This virtual keyboard is great

Bigger and offering more room than its predecessor the Z10, the BlackBerry Z30's software keyboard makes for fast, accurate typing.
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Soft-touch and textured

The back of the BlackBerry Z30 sports a familiar soft-touch and patterned coating. It could be the spitting image of the Motorola Droid Maxx's backing.
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Is that an Android?

From a distance, the modern styling of the BlackBerry Z30 could almost double as a Verizon Droid phone.
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HDR now included

The BlackBerry Z30's camera app now features an HDR mode.
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A quick peek at your inbox

Running BlackBerry 10, the Z30 lets you peek under any screen to check out the state of your inbox in a flash.
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Flipboard finds a home on BlackBerry

An official Flipboard news app finally makes its way to BB10.
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Remove the back cover

Under the BlackBerry Z30's back cover are a 2,880mAh embedded battery, plus slots for SIM and microSD memory cards.

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