BlackBerry Q5 is the first budget friendly smartphone from canadian manufacturer BlackBerry featuring latest BlackBerry 10 OS. It is a part of new BlackBerry Q Series portfolio. Unlike the flagship BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5 is aimed at budget conscious customers who want to experience the new BlackBerry 10 OS without paying premium price. The BlackBerry Q5 include 3.1-inch LCD display with resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. It is powered by 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon processor and 2GB RAM. For multimedia, BlackBerry Q5 features 5 Mega Pixel rear camera capable of shooting HD videos and 2 Mega Pixel front facing camera for BBM video calls. For storage it comes with 8GB built-in memory and microSD card slot. In addition to that BlackBerry Q5 packs a powerful 2100mAh battery. The BlackBerry Q5 will come pre-installed with latest BlackBerry 10.1 OS. The BlackBerry Q5 will go on sale this summer and will come in four different color options – Black, White, Red and Pink. BlackBerry officially announced BlackBerry Q5 at a BlackBerry Live event in Florida on May 14th 2013. There is no official information available on the pricing of BlackBerry Q5. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : BlackBerry’s first budget friendly smartphone BlackBerry Q5 will be available to purchase in June 2013 from Carphone Warehouse.
Update : BlackBerry Q5 coming soon to US in near future. The first budget friendly BlackBerry 10 smartphone spotted at FCC (pictured below).
Update : New reports suggest that BlackBerry Q5 will be available to purchase in UK from July and SIM-free handset will cost £349.99 ($540).
Update : BlackBerry Q5 coming soon to UK on July 1st. It will be available to purchase from Clove Technology and will cost £330.
Update : BlackBerry Q5 is now officially available to purchase in the US from ShopBlackBerry.com for $349.99.