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BB announces the BlackBerry Q5 for emerging markets

BB announces the BlackBerry Q5 for emerging markets - read the full textThe 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...


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> In reply to JRP @ 2013-05-17 12:10 from 9LaN - click to readYes, all available on Q5. Not on the Audi. Only on the bbq5

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  • 2013-06-15 20:16
  • rxh$

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
Removable battery
Dual sim
Larger screen.
For equ of $200 you can get all this in a Lenovo android phone with gorilla glass and a 2500 mah battery. Beat that with price and specs before trying a market like india. or get ready to be wiped out. Sorry bb , but u r loosing out.
With a week rupee the pressure on price is also hard for bb as all bb phones are imported, also meaning high import duty unlike Nokia that has a factory in India.
Great thing about bb is that I got an 18 month warranty and had my phone replaced twice in that period. The last being on the 17 th month after purchase.

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  • 2013-06-15 20:05
  • rxh$

Please confirm applications supports Q5:
Docs to Go

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  • 2013-05-17 12:10
  • 9LaN

Great idea when they decide to target places like Latin America,
Places where people rather use QWERTY keyboard.
Problems in those countries the competition is really hard if
The price of Q5 is to elevated
Thos countries anyone can get a cell phone for as low
As $9.00.

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  • 2013-05-15 21:56
  • q}Xj

Blackberry knows Z10's a flop that's why they are comin up with all these upgrades. Samsung Rocks! on a solid Android platform... Quote me

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  • 2013-05-15 17:55
  • fuN1

> In reply to loco-loco @ 2013-05-15 11:04 from uCcw - click to readAsha 201 was a bad copy of motorola. nokia has been a poor designer of qwerty phones since e- series. ugly, bulky, small screen, poor key pad etc.

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  • 2013-05-15 14:59
  • 7ty8

Haha, Nokia's Asha 210 is already obsolete.

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  • 2013-05-15 12:45
  • miWb

> In reply to loco-loco @ 2013-05-15 11:04 from uCcw - click to readYa lol it looks like nokia 201

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  • 2013-05-15 11:15
  • fj9q

Looks like Nokia Asha.

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  • 2013-05-15 11:04
  • uCcw

> In reply to Only-solid-OS-fan @ 2013-05-14 20:23 from n}bE - click to readQ5 is same thing, previously rumored cheap 'Blackberry R10' .The expensive one is Q10.

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  • 2013-05-15 10:39
  • syme

> In reply to tomakali @ 2013-05-15 08:30 from vwfg - click to readNokia is dead and is to be cremated. either lg,sony, samsung or apple should adopt it.

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  • 2013-05-15 10:37
  • 7tLp

Q5 look also good but it will not launch in India i am waiting for this model when it will come India

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  • 2013-05-15 09:19
  • vIwP

Blackberry is dead
Microsoft should buy Blackberry Software division
Nokia/Dell/ should buy Blackberry hardware division

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  • 2013-05-15 08:30
  • vwfg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-14 17:23 from YMkm - click to readBB Target Business users. You are not forced to buy. But a business man can simply afford 10 or more Z10s a time.

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  • 2013-05-15 05:44
  • 38Mk

While Samsung is fixing my gsII, i've had to dig up my old BB 8300 and i must say, typing on BB qwerty keyboard is fast fast fast! i forgot how much i loved typing on that thing. That said, i cant see going back full-time now that I'm used to giant touch screens. but i did feel a bit nostalgic and wish there was some completely new way to combine the two.

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  • 2013-05-15 04:14
  • k7P0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-14 17:28 from YMkm - click to readiphone qwerty was more expensive and a flop.

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  • 2013-05-15 03:39
  • bJfF

> In reply to akshay-12 @ 2013-05-14 16:27 from K5gw - click to readYeah, absolutely. Plenty of people prefer a keyboard for typing. These phones are aimed at business users.

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  • 2013-05-14 23:53
  • Fv4$

The black one looks hot. Should be priced between $200-250 max for an unlocked carrier free set

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  • 2013-05-14 22:10
  • rAik

lets hope the BB R series are cheaper than this one

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  • 2013-05-14 20:23
  • n}bE

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