Blackberry Q5 Launched In India, Priced At Rs. 24,999
Blackberry today launched their cheapest Blackberry 10 device, the Blackberry Q5 in India. It is the second QWERTY touch and type device from Blackberry, following in the footsteps of the atrociously priced Blackberry Q10.
Similar to the BlackBerry Q10, the device features a 3.1 inch 720 x 720 resolution screen. Unlike the Bold-esque QWERTY on the Q10, the keys on the Blackberry Q5 keyboard are more basic.
The BlackBerry Q5 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and has 2GB of RAM, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G and a 2180mAh battery.
Look the BlackBerry Q5 up and down and it’s immediately obvious that this isn’t a premium device, with a sizeable bezel above and below the screen, and then a chunk of plastic below the keyboard too.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said earlier this year that the Canadian based manufacturer would launch six BlackBerry 10 models in 2013. Two would be low-end.phones, two would be mid-range units and two would be high-end models. Each price tier would consist of one all-touch and one QWERTY-enabled phone.
With that in mind, we can assume that the BlackBerry Q5 is the low end QWERTY. Heins has said in the past that all of the touch models would have a 4.2 inch screen and share the same resolution, while all of the QWERTY equipped models would have the same 3.1 inch 720 x 720 display. This would make it easier for developers to produce apps for all models without worrying about different screen sizes and resolutions.
Coming in at Rs. 24,999 the BlackBerry Q5 is pricier than we’d expect for what it is. It will be available from authorised retailers from 20 July (Saturday). What do you think? Would you go for the Blackberry Q5? Let us know in the comments section below!