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Unlocked BlackBerry Q5 now available online from Best Buy

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Unlocked BlackBerry Q5 now available online from Best Buy
While BlackBerry's board is busy looking for someone to buy the company, business goes on. We told you on Wednesday that the BlackBerry Aristo Z30 is said to be undergoing carrier testing and today we have more news. The lower-priced QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q5 is now available online from Best Buy. This is an unlocked version of the phone and with your SIM card, hooking up with a GSM carrier like AT&T or T-Mobile is no problem. But if you are a customer of Verizon or Sprint, or another CDMA operator, you will have to move on.

The price of the phone is $499.99 and Best Buy will ship it in one to two business days. Just realize that the QWERTY on the BlackBerry Q5 is more basic than the one on the BlackBerry Q10. Otherwise, the screen remains the same 3.1 inch 720 x 720 box that you will find on the higher priced model.

Considering that the BlackBerry Q10 is $634 in the same unlocked state from Best Buy, you can keep some extra cash in your wallet by choosing the plastic BlackBerry Q5 instead.

Unlocked BlackBerry Q5 now available online from Best Buy

Unlocked BlackBerry Q5 now available online from Best Buy


source: BBOS

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posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:26 2

1. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Thanks but no thanks.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:44

9. Nokia4ever3 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


It is $350 on ebay

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 04:02

11. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Still no thanks.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:38

2. anshulrajput (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


This is too expensive, Q5 is available in india for 310$

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:41

3. blattlaus (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)


I don't understand the pricing strategy for this phone. Amazon is selling the Z10 for $365 unlocked and the reviews of this phone (especially its keyboard) have been mixed at best. Who is going to buy this off contract for $499? For some reason Blackberry seems to think that people are willing to pay a price premium for a keyboard and smaller screen.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:00

4. roldefol (Posts: 3180; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I read the title of this article as "Unloved Blackberry Q5 now available..."

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:05

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


BlackBerry is dying and owners will lose support for this phone.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:11

6. bovcrx (Posts: 68; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Z10 for 365 isn't bad. Maybe I'll try it out.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:45

7. kindlefireowner (Posts: 443; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Q5 for $499. IPhone 5C is $549. Who decided that $500 was inexpensive. Nexus 4 for $199 was inexpensive.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:46

8. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


499.99??? Um... NO!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 15:16

10. jimjam (Posts: 245; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Must be a typo $49.99 off contract right?!

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