BlackBerry India cuts the price of the entry-level, QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry India cuts the price of the entry-level, QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q5
The BlackBerry Q5 would seem to be the perfect BlackBerry model for the Indian market. Powered by BlackBerry 10, the phone offers the latest BlackBerry software using the new gesture based OS and also includes a physical QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry has made the phone an even better fit for Indian consumers by dropping the price down to 19,900 INR ($319 USD).

The BlackBerry Q5 features a 3.1 inch screen with a box like 720 x 720 resolution. A dual-core 1.2GHz processor is on board with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage. The latter can be enhanced using the 64GB capacity microSD slot. The rear-facing camera weighs in at 5MP while there is a 2MP front-facing snapper for selfies. A 2180mAh battery powers the Q5.


The BlackBerry Q5 is available in the country in red, white and black, and the Canadian OEM says that the new pricing will help BlackBerry reach more consumers in India.

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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Q5
  • Display 3.1" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2180 mAh(12.5h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Not sure if Blackberry knows this or not. At this price there are many more windows and andriod phones available. If they want to stay alive they need to do more.

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

The BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930... You know, from 2011. Yeah, that one. It's still priced at $500 on Verizon and $550 on AT&T for a REFURBISHED ONE! I've never understood BlackBerry's outrageous incompetence and ignorance when it comes to pricing.

3. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Should be $125 off contract.

4. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

too pricey. What the hell are you thinking, RIM?

6. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This needs to be at $200 or less.

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