BlackBerry Q5 Mobile: Low-cost QWERTY BB10 Smartphone

BlackBerry Q5 in Black, White, Red, Pink
BlackBerry Q5 in Black, White, Red, Pink
BlackBerry Q5 in Black, White, Red, Pink (click to enlarge)

BlackBerry Q5 mobile is the 2nd QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry 10 smartphone. It is available in Black, White, Red and Pink. Available in selected markets in July 2013. (Tweet This)

“The BlackBerry Q5 gives you the best of everything with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality and a physical QWERTY keyboard. 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.” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of BlackBerry

BlackBerry Q5 specs

BlackBerry Q5 Red (left) and Q5 Pink (right)
BlackBerry Q5 Red (left) and Q5 Pink (right) (clcik to enlarge)

BlackBerry Q5 features a 3.1-inch 720×720 pixels touchscreen display and a physical QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys. It is powered by Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor and 2GB RAM. The internal storage is 8GB, support microSD card up to 32GB.

Q5 equipped with 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera. Support WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. For selected models, Q5 support NFC and 4G LTE. No HDMI output.

BlackBerry Q5 weights 120 gram with build-in non-removable 2180 mAh battery.

Q5 vs Q10

Based on the specs, we know that BlackBerry Q5 is the low-cost version of BlackBerry Q10 (1st BB10 QWERTY smartphone). Q10 has a faster dual core 1.5 GHz processor, double storage space (16GB) and support 64GB microSD cards. Also, Q10 equiped with 8MP rear camera and support microHDMI output.

Even though both Q10 and Q5 display is 3.1-inch with 720×720 pixels resolution, Q10’s Super AMOLED screen gives better picture than Q5’s IPS LCD.

Q10’s 2100 mAh battery is removable that you can swap it out with a back-up battery pack when battery run low.

BlackBerry Q5 price and release date

BlackBerry Q5 will be available in selected markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin Ameria. The release date expected in the early July 2013. Though no official price yet, we know Q5 will be much cheaper than Q10 (RM2388 in Malaysia).


BlackBerry Q10 in Malaysia: Price, Specs and Release Date

Model uses BlackBerry Q10 camera
BlackBerry Q10 models
BlackBerry Q10 models

BlackBerry Q10, the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with QWERTY keyboard, will be available in Malaysia on May 15, 2013 by Celcom and Maxis. The retail price is RM2388. Read on to find out Q10 specs, features and photos.

BlackBerry Q10 vs Z10: Specs and Features

Model uses BlackBerry Q10 camera
Model uses BlackBerry Q10 camera

BlackBerry Q10 has a squre 3.1-inch (720×720 pixels) touch display, the largest ever on BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone.

Q10 specs is similar to Z10: Both are powered by dual core 1.5 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with microSD card support, 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, micro HDMI output port, support NFC…

Its 2100mAh removable battery is higher capacity than Z10’s 1800mAh. Also, BlackBerry Q10 is a 4G smartphone that support quad band LTE: 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2600MHz. Yes, it supports Malaysia 4G LTE (2600MHz)!

BlackBerry Z10 has LTE version too, but the Malaysia’s Z10 launched previously is a 3G version.

[box type=”info”]SEE ALSO: BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone in Malaysia: Price, Features, Specs, Hands-on and More[/box]

BlackBerry 10

Like Z10, BlackBerry Q10 is running BlackBerry 10 operating system with unique features such as:

  • BlackBerry Hub: one swipe to access all conversations in one easy to manage place.
  • BlackBerry Balance: separates and secures work apps and data from personal content.
  • BBM: free messaging with your contacts, support voice calling, video chat, and screen sharing.
  • BlackBerry Remember: collect and organize data (photos, lists, messages, links) in one place.

Gallery: BlackBerry Q10 Black

Here are Q10 product photos (click to enlarge):

Price and Availability

BlackBerry Q10 is available in two colours: Black and White. The Q10’s recommended retail price is RM2388. Q10 will be available in Celcom and Maxis Malaysia on May 15, 2013. Celcom will start taking pre-order from May 8, 2013.

Visit BlackBerry for more information.