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By Robin-Leigh Chetty 29 July 2014

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The first smartphone to debut in 2014 from BlackBerry locally is not a new expensive flagship, but rather the entry-level Z3. Favouring function over form, the Z3 offers a utilitarian BlackBerry experience at an attractive price point. But is that enough?
PROS
Large 5
CONS
Back cover slightly hot under heavy use; BB10 OS feels dated
VERDICT
When you factor in the 5" display touted by the Z3, a feature very few entry-level devices deliver, as well as its solid multitasking performance and clean aesthetic, BlackBerry could have a real winner on its hands. If you're looking to give BlackBerry another go, or make the move the move to a better specced entry-level device, the Z3 is well worth considering at R3 000.
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