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BlackBerry releases new Z30 smartphone

09/18/2013 05:03 EDT | Updated 11/17/2013 05:12 EST
Canadian tech company BlackBerry is introducing a new smartphone model to its lineup, the BlackBerry Z30, featuring the new device features a larger five-inch display and the largest battery the company has ever offered on its phones.

The new screen puts the Z30 at the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S4, which also features a five-inch (12.7-cm) display.

The Z30's battery, at 2880 maH, is one of the largest capacity batteries currently available on a smartphone. The company claims the battery can provide up to 25 hours of use.

The Z30 will be available in stores in the U.K. and the Middle East starting next week. A Canadian release date is expected to be announced in the next coming weeks.

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