BlackBerry Q5 was announced last month at a dedicated BlackBerry event. It's a QWERTY smartphone targeting emerging markets and those on a tighter budget that was supposed to hit the shelves in the early days of July.
It seems the first BlackBerry Q5 stock is going to come a bit early though, as the Canadian company will be offering the Q5 at the opening of its BlackBerry Concept Retail Store in Dubai, UAE tomorrow. It will cost AED1,499, which translates to about €305 or $408. This price tag is not what we call an affordable one, but it's almost two times cheaper than the BlackBerry Q10.
The Blackberry Q5 is built around a 3.1-inch 720x720 pixel LCD touchscreen and one of BlackBerry's classic physical QWERTY keyboards. Inside the BlackBerry Q5 there's a dual-core 1.2Ghz CPU, a 5MP camera and 8 gigs worth of storage.
The Q5 is expected to hit Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia (including the Asia Pacific region), and Latin America in the beginning of July. You can have it in black, white, red or pink color.