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It might lack the beloved hard keyboard of the Q10 but, unless you're a Qwerty obsessive, it's all the better for it because no screen real estate is sacrificed as a result. The soft keyboard is very easy to use (clumsy typists will appreciate the frets between the rows of keys), and the predictive text system is elegant too.
The BlackBerry 10 operating system is a good match for the larger screen. The browser worked briskly and the reader mode (which strips out extraneous web formatting) is a neat way of reading online content without having to negotiate your way through overwrought design, although it doesn't work for every page.
Here's the 2880 mAh battery, which BlackBerry says will last for 25 hours of mixed use. It's not a removable battery, however, which may disappoint some, although the Z30 does come with an external battery pack too.
One feature of BlackBerry 10.2 the company is touting is that users can get a preview of any message as it arrives in whatever app their using. For example, if a BBM message arrives, users can reply without leaving the app they have open at the time.