Blackberry Q5 is not as pricy as Blackberry Q10.It was announced by Blackberry as an affordable smartphone operating on the BB10 platform. However, as its price tag surfaces at EE, many BB fans may not consider it affordable. Unlocked-Mobiles reports that Blackberry Q5 will be priced at £349.98, SIM-free. This price tag coincides with that of Nokia Lumia 820, iPhone 4 (8GB), Motorola Razr HD and HTC One X+.
Blackberry Q5 is now available for pre-order at EE with different tariff plans, including 4G options. Blackberry considered Q5 as the mid-tier alternative to Blackberry Q10.
BB Q5 is expected to release in Q3 2013, around July, and is expected to go on sales in the UK on July 1. However, a few rumors also direct to July 15 as the release date of Blackberry Q5 in the UK.
Blackberry Q5 packs a QWERTY keyboard along with a capacitive touchscreen (IPS LCD). It features Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 5MP rear-facing camera (2592*1944 pixels) with LED flash and autofocus. A front-facing 2MP camera of 720p is also present in Blackberry Q5. Though runs on BB10 platform, it misses out several integral specs of Blackberry Q10.
BB Q5 is to be released in three different shades of white, black and red. The anticipated beast packs 2180 mAh battery. If you are looking for a BB10 smartphone that does not drive you back at £600, you may consider giving a look at Blackberry Q5. Q5 provides an extendable external microUSD card slot of up to 32 GB.
Blackberry has its own unique and prestigious position in the smartphone market. But BB is still considered a choice of deep-pocketed people, whilst Android smartphones are occupying the spotlight with their innovative specs and cheap prices. So, BB certainly needs to implement some distinct marketing strategies to retain its power.