After weeks of rumours and leaked images, we’ve had our first look at the BlackBerry Q5 (not the R10, as many expected it to be called). It shares many of the esthetics of its more sophisticated sibling, the BlackBerry Q10, but wraps it in a brightly-coloured plastic package.
Designed for emerging markets in areas of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the Q5 is designed to make BlackBerry’s new operating system, BB10, affordable and accessible to more people. It’s the third phone to be unveiled in the BB10 lineup, potentially just one of six coming this year, if BlackBerry CMO Frank Boulben’s earlier announcement does come to fruition.
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One of the biggest differences you’ll notice between the Q5 and the Q10 is the design of the buttons on the keyboard — while the Q10 has buttons that sit flush with one another, the Q5 sports isolated buttons, like the BlackBerry Curve did. The keyboard will support Action shortcuts,Read More »from The BlackBerry Q5: A low-priced BlackBerry for emerging markets