No, the BlackBerry Q5 is not expected to be coming to the U.S. In fact, with the handset's name suggesting that it is half the phone that the BlackBerry Q10 is, we expect to see the Q5 in emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. And while the unit does feature a portrait oriented QWERTY keyboard, one look at it and you'll see that this is not the fret supported typist's dream that is on the BlackBerry Q10. Available in black, white, red or pink, the BlackBerry Q5 will most likely be priced much lower than the Q10.
What brings the BlackBerry Q5 to our mind at the end of the week, is the news that the device is now listed in the Global Certification Forum database. In the data base is the SQR100-2 variation which supports LTE, HSPA+ and Quad band GSM. The fact that the device is already in the GCF database cold indicate that the launch of the device is just a month away, two at the most. The certification is done to make sure that mobile devices can work on a number of different networks globally.
With the BlackBerry Q5, the Canadian manufacturer hopes to spread the good cheer of BlackBerry 10 to those who aren't able to afford a new mid to high end handset.
source: GCF via Crackberry