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    Posted by on Aug 22nd, 2014

    Right…it’s Friday and time for me to make one of you fine readers happy because daddy has a brand new BlackBerry Z30 to give away. A couple of weeks back i spent 10 days with the BlackBerry Z30 and even did a little review HERE documenting my time with the flagship smartphone. Not a conventional tech review, but hey it’s my 2 cents and i call it like i see it. It’s no secret that BlackBerry is getting some stick, but as i mentioned in that review…don’t knock it till you’ve actually tried it hey. I had my reservations initially, but it has held it’s own against my Samsung S4 and i’m glad i got the chance to rekindle my love for BlackBerry.

    Will definitely keep using it. Learning curve was a bit steep, but i’m getting used to it now that i’ve customised it to suit my work preferences. And just so you know..it won gold at the 2014 Best in Biz Awards in the consumer product of the year…an international award program judged by members of the press and industry analysts from around the world.

    Ok so here’s the deal. Will run a Twitter competition till next Friday and then pick a winner.

    First up, follow @BlackBerry_ZA and @lifeissavage so i can track entries. Also the BlackBerry account gives away rad prizes frequently so do yourself a favour.

    Then once you’ve followed send out the following Tweet:

    Win a #BlackBerryZ30 with @lifeissavage and @BlackBerry_ZA http://bit.ly/1vqrTj7

    Bonus points if you leave a comment beneath this post saying why you’d love the BlackBerry Z30 and what feature you think is the raddest. Specifications and what not HERE.

    Competition is open to anyone from SA.

    Candice says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I am still using my trusty bb curve (4+ yrs) and would love a bb upgrade.

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Damn… would have loved to win this phone for my mother (on her 3rd Blackberry), but… I ain’t gonna follow @BlackBerry_ZA cause I’m an android (HTC) guy… damn shame… cause that 8mp camera would be great for taking vids and pics of my 2 nieces…

    Talitha says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Ive been using the 8320 as in forever already – the poor phone has fallen a million times looking quite old but has never left me deserted!
    I love the fact that you can use BIS = Unlimited internet usage
    I loooove the fact that Blackberry has amazing features on the handset
    i loooove the fact that Blackberry has teamed up with Life is Savage to make this competition a success!

    Jackie Katzen says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    The rear camera is the most awesome feature.
    I would love this phone – its sleek and stylish and there are so many amazing features.
    Im a Blackberry fan, still using the old Curve – but I’d love a new Z30. Have tweeted @JaxxLisa

    Simone says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Busy mom of 2 on the run that needs a phone that is able to organize me and my crazy life!! What better phone could I ask for that 1 that is 4G LTE ready, has 1280×720 res@ 295ppl NOGAL!! 1080P HD video rec to capture beautiful and crazy moments ( of which I will play at my kids 21sts/ blackmail them with when the older and not wanting to do their chores!! Has a BB10 operating system ( must be better than BB1?? LOL) a MICRO SD Memory card- to remember everything I forget…porridge brain of note! Up to 25 hour mixed use battery life, Bar One has nothing on this baby!! A phone that lasts as long as I do is just what I need!! Daddy, help a Mommy out 😉

    Kristi says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Because who wouldn’t want to win a spanking new high tech phone?!?!

    Charis Le Riche says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Actually I would like to win the new Blackberry z30 for my brother. His phone is busy dying on him and he has been going through some financial troubles. I’m sure a new phone (and, of course, one as awesome as the BB z30) will make me the best sister in the world. Corny but true.

    Roxanne Chutthergoon says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Tweeted the magic tweet – @Roxi_23 is the Twitter handle! I would love to win because I am a huge BB fan, and my current BB (8520 – God bless it’s soul) has seen the light of many days and is unfortunately on it’s death bed…and loving the BlackBerry cellphone brand as much as I do, I cannot think of a better replacement than this Z30!

    When it comes to features, my fav, fav, fav feature is the Time Shift mode for pinpointing and adjusting individual elements of your picture, because I am a perfectionist, and I love to get it just right!

    cindy says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I love blackberry’s always have would love to have the Z30

    Michelle says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    The Dual Core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960T Pro,I’m a techy so I need me some high processing power.
    The screen resolution is amazing,crisp image display and smooth transition between apps and swiping,yay! no lag.

    Mmmm plus that 2GB RAM,16GB Flash,delicious.

    Yeah,I’m a nerd/geek.

    Johan says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    The BlackBerry10 OS is just simple, smooth and running multiple apps at the same time makes your working life just that much more of a pleasure.

    Roxanne Grove (@Nitrosys) says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’m a BB fan through and through and have never had anything else since 8yrs ago! Would love this!

    Adrian C. Phipps says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    The mooi 5.0″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, all the better to see you with. And BIS cause data ain’t loyal..

    Cameron says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I really love the hybrid QNX os that BB10 is built on and how fluid it is to navigate :)

    elias says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I love BlackBerry and Z30 is amazin Smarthphone.

    Stephanie says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    My friend has this phone and it looks easy to use, which is prefect for me

    Beth Rosen says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I need a new phone. I could blame my kid for the fact that my S3 got smashed to bits but really I am a fucking klutzand until they make a phone that bounces I’m probably going to have to keep a ready supply of old phones handy.

    I am probably the only person on the planet who actually love my Blackberry Torch and would have happily gone back to using it except I have a micro sim and paying for sim swaps back and forth is just a kick in my nonexistent nuts.

    so why I love the new Blackberry… it sounds like a decent phone… and it it isn’t all pathetic like my Samsung with sounds like a big win.

    followed and tweeted and all @hir_or_their

    Anita Steenkamp says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Ok so I am in desperate need of a new phone and I love the Micro HDMI for connection to your HDTV or projector! That’s just Awesome!

    Bongiwe Mavimbela says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    The BlackBerry Z30 has an amazing 16GB internal memory (o_O) that’s just thee best thing ever, I can already imagine the stuff I’ll store. I could store my life in there and there’ll be space left. As a university student the BIS would come in very handy I mean I won’t need to queue in the campus library for free internet I can just load my BIS and I’ll be sorted for the rest of the month. I need the BBZ30 in my life :-) Followed and tweeted @XhosaCliqs <3

    Gcobisa Cinani says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’m still using my BB9320 its 2years now :) I just need an upgrade to Z30 I like BlackBerry its my favourite smart phone,having that Z30 will be a dream come true to my upgrade always wanted a different BB from the one I have ,I like touch screens :), soo inlove with the 2GB RAM,16GB Flash I use a lot of pace in my phone especially with photos this phone is a perfect match with me

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Only saw this competition now as I was in meetings the whole day yesterday …

    I would be interested in the 25 hours battery life and Blackberry OS 10 options.

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would love the Blackberry Z30 because it’s a very powerful smart-phone.

    8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash,BlackBerry 10.2 OS, upgradable to 10.2.1;
    Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait

    I do loads of work on my phone and need power performance and speed and the 25 hours battery life would be brilliant !

    Ann Wilson says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    That battery power sounds good!

    Ananda says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would really love to have this BlackBerry Z30 because of all its amazing features ! The incredible battery life would also be very nice because I do promotions and I’m always on the road … Not forgetting the amazing pics I would take with this phone :)

    Brandon Booysen says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Hi……
    I need a phone so badly. I currently have no phone, my phone logic board is damaged.
    Basically it means, it cant be repaired.
    Second week without a phone and im struggling, i need a smart phone and what better phone to get.
    Z30 is amazing……fingers crossed

    sameer says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    i would love a blackberry as i want to get my wife a gift …our anniversary is coming up next month and she deserves a new phone

    she has been a pillar and everything i wanted in a wife

    this would be the perfect gift

    Army says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’d love BlackBerry Z30 because it would make my life very easier because of BBM 6. THANK YOU!

    Kelvin says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I just really want to be able to use the BB10 software and relive some fond BB days…

    cleo says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I have always used BB – since the beginging.
    i love that BB doesnt over complicate things with its OS.
    Love the fact that you dont need to update everything every 5 min!!\
    Love that you can use BIS.
    The new battery life sounds amazing!!

    i also love the fact that even though people get those “other” smart phones, everyone still uses BBM!!

    Abigail says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    OMW!!! Where do I begin, the best feature ever has to be the 25 HOUR battery life is amaze-balls.
    18 HOUR talk time, this is what I’m talking about!

    The new accessibility for people with vision loss, great!

    The slim 72 mm width

    All these makes it the perfect, most stylish phone to have!

    Carolina says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’d love the Blackberry Z30 because I’ve always been apart of the blackberry family. Loving the long battery life on this phone and the easy browsing. Would be an awesome upgrade. :) long live blackberrys!

    Selwin Pieterson says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    The 1080p HD video recording is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE!!!!!!

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    id like to win the blackberry Z30 cause of its smart cool look the wide screen and the new blackberry 10 Operating System Features 3G, 5.0″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.

    ncebo says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I lv z10 I wil go buy mine smart phone

    xdvd says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I love BBM

    Zee Musi says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I think the BlackBerry® Magnify will come in handy, especially at night when I don’t have my specs close by. And I just think this BlackBerry Z30 is such cool gadget.

    Lynn says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    At the end of the day it is an actual smartphone cos its affordable. Work and Life is so intertwined with staying connected. You cannot fault a Blackberry and this one in that regard.

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Have been a BB loyalist and junkie since the first BB hit SA shores over 10 years ago. It’s time for an upgrade! Holding thumbs (who are excited at the thought of a super fancy BB10 Z30!)

    Simone Jansen says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    A Blackberry I felt always keeps me on top of all forms of communication in a very simplistic easy to navigate manner. I would definitely make use of the BlackBerry Z30 to its full capacity with all its awesome features. Business/Leisure/Play; the BlackBerry Z30 is an all-rounder. As for myself, it would be great as I work within a digital industry; an upgrade is always welcome!

    Lorraine Naidoo says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Desperately need a new phone. Fingers crossed!

    Priyesh says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would really love to win the Z30 because I believe Blackberry is not dead yet and this is by far the best Blackberry to date. Would love to shoot my own movie with this phone.

    Frik Brits says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Awesome review.

    I was (yes, WAS) a major BB fan. Absolutely loved my Torch. Things went a bit downhill with my Torch 2, but the new Z30 looks amazing and I’m really glad that BB is coming back to life and hitting the market hard.
    Best feature: 2GB of RAM, bundled with that Dual Core processor (yes….I’m a tech freak) ! It should make this phone VERY fast.

    Holding thumbs !

    thabang sowaga says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I in love with BlackBerry Z30 <3 can I have it……. I love blackberry Z30

    Debi Blake says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I love my old Blackberry Curve to bits…and when I’m not on my laptop I do all my social media on it. For 59 South African ront a month…unlimited Twitter and Facebook…what’s not to like? And yes, the little rotating clock and having to reboot happens. but that’s a small price to pay. I just know that I would be a very deserving winner… So pick me! pick me! Pleeze!

    emily-kate cope says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Even with all these new fancy shmansy phones going on. Blackberry will always be the easiest, most cost effective phone to use!

    Ursula @urkila says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    My Samsung got stolen and now I’m stuck with a cracked screen old iPhone….I hate it! Give me a BB as I used to love mine oh and they take amazing #superselfies!!!!!

    Gail says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would love to win the BlackBerry Z30 crazy about a touch phone

    Lood Nagel says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve been a Blackberry user and supporter for many years,and I am still using my Blackberry Bold 9780 for approximately 3 years and 6 months already. I’m sure you would agree that it is high time to upgrade,and I only have faith and trust in Blackberry. I’m on my 3rd battery, and I believe the Blackberry Z30 has got The BEST battery life on the market. So, please,Please make my dream of owning my very own Z30 reality.

    Tracy Jacobs says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I am the only one in my whole family who still likes and uses a blackberry, although it is ancient….would love that new 25 hour battery life and 18 hour talk time plus the 16 GB internal storage is great and not forgetting the BIS. Samsungs chow data big time according to my sons.

    Cirsten Van Den Heuvel says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Tweeted @cirstenvdh love that this phone has a longer battery life and a 8 mega pixel camera. Would love to win this for my hubby. He had a terrible wipeout on his mountain bike hurt his collar bone some Nasty chain was tied across each end of a tree. He’s still in pain and his phone screen cracked from the accident and to replace it will cost the same as a new phone. :) holding thumbs

    cindy janse van vuuren says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I tried to go over to nokia and sad to say it didn’t last a month . I’m now well on my way back to my trusted friend one and only Blackberry

    Lizelle Wait says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I love the BlackBerry Z30 because I’m blackberry biggest fan and love a new blackberry.Feature I think is the rad is the 8mp camera and 16GB storage .

    Megs Hartwig says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I love Blackberry. Had one from day 1. I’m loving the new BlackBerry Z30 look and would really love to win it because I think a Z30 would help me be more productive. My absolute favorite feature is the Instant previews and unique actionable Toast Notifications. I have shared this giveaway on Twitter (@flutterbymegs)! Fingers crossed!

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Who wouldn’t want to get their hands on one of these AMAZING devices? Blackberry is the old faithful when it comes to smartphones. The latest and current technology, a brilliant high quality camera, and a sleek and slim design make it the perfect handset for any modern woman on the go. Holding thumbs!!

    jolandi says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Wow wish I can win this blackberry. I’m still using the 8520 and ist slow. What I like about the z30 is the Pre-loaded apps.

    lauren says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    THE VIDEO RECORDING IS THE RADDEST OF ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL time , I started my own NPO on the side and that will come in SUPER HANDY :) RADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDYE :) WHOOP WHOOP

    Julie Ann Kreusch says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Today is the day :) #Z30 be a dream come true

    Julie Ann Kreusch says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    #Z30 Is all about work and play you can do so much more in the modern world we live in. Love the video chat on bbm so I can be right in the meeting at gym if I like. 😉 work and play that is what #Z30 is about.

    Stephen says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’d like to win this phone. If I do, I will give it to the guy that works in my garden and send you pics. He needs a new phone with access to the Internet – he is a self learner and has the potential to be something great. He needs this phone more than anyone. Internet should be a human right.

    David Terblanche says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Tweeted as @TerblancheDavid my blackberry was the one phone that didn’t give in after a year so blackberry is certain a solid long lasting make.the best feature for me is definately the 8mp rear camera

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    My current phone is just so slow …

    I can’t browse lifeissavage website properly…

    I really need to take better photos of myself – the 8MP camera would help there !

    25 hours battery life means I will always be updated with the latest news !

    Kathleen Germaine says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would love to increase my productivity with this #Z30 The Camera with Time Shift Mode will let me capture that perfect selfie and we all love taking selfies. Now its just a little bit of lady luck to take its cause for the win.

    Candice Terblanche says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Tweeted as @invisable_ct Blackberry rocks simple reason why I love them…which feature I love answer would be simple ALLLLL but if I had to choose one it would be the Dual-Core 1.7GHz Krait CPU

    Jade Warren says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would love to win this Z30 as my current Blackberry Bold ( I know) doesn’t work unless plugged into a charger, which makes staying connected while I’m out extremely fucking tricky. The 16GB internal storage is rad and the battery life would save my life! Cheers.

    Robynne says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Pick me, Pick me :) Holding thumbs!

    Anne Ford says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Tweeted a pic of my current 7 year old BB – have mercy on me – I NEED AN UPGRADE, haha.
    The features of the Z30 sound AMAZING – long battery life and 8megapixel camera – YES PLEASE.

    Thami says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I am currently using a samsung S3. I am not impressed with the life span of this phone. I miss the days of my BB curve and I like the battery life of the Z30.

    Dave says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    16GB storage is a huge plus and 25 hours of battery life will make this a super powerful device.

    have tweeted and followed

    Patience Ngwenya says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Twitter handle @McPashy _
    I have always been a fan of BlackBerry’s phones. I had the curve, then I upgraded to the torch and then to the Z10. It was such an awesome phone, until it got stolen. I miss BlackBerry, and I hear the Z30 is even better. The 8mp camera excites me the most.

    Sara Seth says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Hi. Im a blackberry fan and have the old curve. Having a Z30 would make my year so I can show off this beatiful phone wigh a larger screen and a fab camera. Thank you so much

    Laura says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Z30 has some really impressive features : 8mp camera is amazing – have a holiday coming up, and this means I don’t need to take a camera, the Z30 would surfice – major bonus!!

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would love this phone – its sleek and stylish and there are so many amazing features. The 16GB internal storage and 5.00-inch 720×1280 display

    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Im keen to see if this device could also restore my original love for bb, which was sadly lost with the torch

    Gill Oberholzer says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’m using a Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5301. Time for a bigger better phone!!! Best Feature 5″ Touch display.

    Tiffany says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Perfect phone for a Social Media Butterfly like myself. Oh, and also, who doesn’t like winning stuff? You giving it? I’ll take it!

    thabang sowaga says:
    August 08, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    with blackberry Z30 the sky is the limit…….. with z30 i would be able to take beautiful selfie’s……… BlackberryZ30 is my middle name

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