BB announces the BlackBerry Q5 for emerging markets

Tags: BlackBerry

The start of the BlackBerry Live 2013 annual conference today in Orlando, USA, saw the announcement of the BlackBerry Q5 - a QWERTY device for emerging markets.

The Blackberry Q5 revolves around a 3.1-inch touchscreen and one of BlackBerry's classic physical QWERTY keyboards, which they are so proud of. The screen has an unusual resolution of 720 x 720px - the same as on the Q10, but this time it's an LCD unit. Inside the BlackBerry Q5 there's a dual-core 1.2Ghz CPU and 8 gigs worth of storage. There's a microSD slot to expand that, but the battery is not removable.

The new BlackBerry Q5 will be available in selected markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia (including the Asia Pacific region), and Latin America, with availability beginning in July. The smartphone will be offered in black, white, red and pink.



Another announcement that came from the today's keynote is that the BlackBerry 10.1 update is now ready to seed to the BlackBerry Z10 (later this month in the US). Not only that, but starting today, Skype will be available to all users who update their Z10s to v10.1.


 

 

BB announces the BlackBerry Q5 for emerging markets - reader comments

  • Pvm

Yes, all available on Q5. Not on the Audi. Only on the bbq5

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  • 2013-06-15 20:16
  • rxh$
  • Pvm

In a country like india, we don't get a handset subsidy. This q5 being made for markets like india, does not have a lot going for it and bb needs to know that if u want to Get a new customer hooked on to the bb, then u need to give Attractive price...

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  • 2013-06-15 20:05
  • rxh$
  • JRP

Please confirm applications supports Q5: BBM Skype Viber Whatsup Docs to Go

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  • 2013-05-17 12:10
  • 9LaN