Despite a rough few years for BlackBerry, it wasn't a no-show at CES. On display was the BlackBerry Z30, what BlackBerry has dubbed its "biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone" yet. Launched in November, the Z30 has an all-touch 5-inch display -- rather than the company's flagship QWERTY keyboard -- and includes BlackBerry's Paratek Antenna technology which, according to the company, can dynamically tune reception to give users' better connectivity in low-signal areas.
The Z30 runs the latest version of the BlackBerry 10 OS -- version 10.2 -- and includes new features such as the BlackBerry Priority Hub, a tool that can "learn" what conversations or what contacts are most important to users and then prioritize that information for easy access. Also new in BlackBerry 10.2 is a feature called Natural Sound, which BlackBerry said makes BBM Voice and Video chats more realistic by picking up on nuances and variations in tone.
The BlackBerry Z30 sells for $200 with a contract.