BlackBerry Z30 is a Verizon exclusive in US, goes on sale this week

It was already known that the BlackBerry Z30 would exclusively land at Verizon in the US, but now we know exactly when it will arrive. Mark your calendars for 14 November.

BlackBerry's 5-inch flagship will release on Thursday in the country for $199.99 (£126) with a new two-year agreement. It'll be available for purchase online at Verizon's website. Verizon customers could alternatively pay $22.91 a month (for 24 months) via the Edge upgrade plan.

READ: BlackBerry Z30 official: 5-inch, BB10.2 available 26 September

The new BlackBerry handset is the manufacturer's largest yet, with a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display (295ppi) and 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with "quad-core graphics". It also has the largest battery yet for a BlackBerry phone - 2880mAh.

BlackBerry's latest 10.2 update and prosumer features also come on board, such as in-app BBM messaging, notification previews, and the new BB Priority Hub. Other features revealed so far include stereo speakers, BlackBerry Natural Sound technology to enhance BBM Voice and Chats clarity, and new antenna technology.

READ: Blackberry Z30 review

In Pocket-lint's review of the Z30, we described it as the best Blackberry 10 model so far. It brings the benefits of a large display, plenty of power, a much improved design compared to the Z10, and a solid battery life that lasts throughout the day.