BlackBerry Q5 launched in Germany; QWERTY equipped unit comes only in black

BlackBerry Q5 launched in Germany; QWERTY equipped unit comes only in black
The entry-level BlackBerry Q5 has launched in Germany and is available from O2. Even though we have seen this device in a few colors, the carrier is stocking it only in black and is offering it off-contract for €389 ($585 USD). Depending on the monthly data plan you choose, the device could be priced as low as €20 ($30 USD).

Similar to the other QWERTY equipped BlackBerry 10 model already available, the BlackBerry Q10, the device has a 3.1 inch display with a 720 x 720 resolution. Unlike the premium QWERTY on the Q10, which harkens back to the spectacular QWERTY on the original BlackBerry Bold 9000, the keys on the Q5 are much more basic and are not arranged with frets to help separate each row of letters more easily.

Earlier this month, the BlackBerry Q5 was launched in the U.K. and in South Africa. Originally expected in emerging markets, the device is not expected to see the light of day in the U.S. Last month, a leaked picture showed off the BlackBerry Z5 which is expected to be the entry-level all-touch model for BlackBerry 10.

source: 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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10 Comments

2. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Price is the biggest reason why BB10 devices are doing so badly. They priced this at 390 euros ($503) which is supposed to be a mid range device. Good luck BB.

3. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

No D-pad. No programmable side button. Regressive.

4. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

close to 600$ ? For this? You have to be kidding RIM. This phone is 350$ off contract max.

8. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

u mean $305 off contact??

5. FlushGordon unregistered

Delusion of grandeur? Please BB, you need to crawl all the way up from the bottom, Don't expect to sell 10,000 units with that ludicrous price

6. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

BB must be kidding. They want me to shell of my hard earned $585 for this mid-ranger. ?? haha its a joke. i still dont belive them.They still price thier phones very expensive. Can even get a mint Galaxy S3 for less...Good luck BB.

7. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

WOW. $585 for a Q5. Can you say Chapter 11?

9. LordLust187

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

f**k YOU TOO BlackBerry cause your "Smartphones" cost to f**king much for a piece of s**t like that, f**k even Microsofts f**ked OS will outsell this stupid piece of s**t you call a Smartphone, I'd rather spend my money of WP8 Device even though I know it's support stops at WP9 then buy this over priced piece of s**t :)

10. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

How can a device priced at 585$ be considered as a entry level device.............??????!!!!!!!

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