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Old 05-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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TORONTO – BlackBerry announced its third smartphone of the year at the Canadian smartphone maker’s annual tech conference in Orlando, Florida.

The BlackBerry Q5 will run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. It features a QWERTY keyboard and comes in a variety of colours.

“BlackBerry is excited to bring a new BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5, to our customers in selected markets around world,” said Heins in a press release.

“It is for youthful fans that are passionate, confident and bold, and it makes it easy for them to have fun, create, share and stay connected.”

The phone will be available in selected markets only, including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The phone is not available in Canada.

According to a press release from the Waterloo, Ont. based company the phone will be available beginning in July.

BlackBerry launched the first much-delayed touchscreen and keyboard versions of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones earlier this year.

Heins has said he wants Blackberry to create a portfolio of smartphones that expands beyond the higher-priced models into both a mid-priced and entry-level version of the device.

Source: BlackBerry Press release files via Canadian Press
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Is this the 8520 of the BB10 world?
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I think the 85xx had a better build quality to it. haha! Ahhhh, they need it to try and survive in the "other" markets.

Looks like that facebook phone from a few years back, so maybe it will do well.
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Exactly.
But Skype is (almost) out and that will save the day.
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Exactly.
But Skype is (almost) out and that will save the day.
Don't forget, BBM for Apple and Android this Summer.
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Terrible phone. Understand the need, but not interested at all.
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Default Re: BlackBerry releases the Q5

No problem then:

"The phone will be available in selected markets only, including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The phone is not available in Canada."

but this has been done before with some models no?
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It is a discount model for sale in emerging economies. Why should BlackBerry ruin Q10 sales in Canada by offering a cheap model?
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I think BlackBerry has achieved its biggest challenge of releasing a low-cost device, by launching Q5. The CEO said in BlackBerry conference that it will be a big hit, I think it will, because of its low price.
Wrong. This was not its biggest challenge.
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When released in uk?
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I doubt that it will, but try here: BlackBerry Q5 - New BlackBerry Q5 Photos & Release Date News - Global
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3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE
SIM Yes

Body Dimensions 120 x 66 x 10.8 mm (4.72 x 2.60 x 0.43 in)
Weight 120 g (4.23 oz)
Keyboard QWERTY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 720 pixels, 3.1 inches (~328 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes

Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 8 GB, 2 GB RAM

Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
NFC Yes (market dependent)
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592xxx1093;1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Yes
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Yes, 2 MP, 720p

Features OS BlackBerry 10 OS, upgradable to v10.1
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6
Browser HTML5
Radio TBD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2180 mAh battery
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