Unlocked BlackBerry Q5 now available online from Best Buy

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.

source: BBOS

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  • 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)



1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Thanks but no thanks.

9. Nokia4ever3

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

It is $350 on ebay

11. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Still no thanks.

2. anshulrajput

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

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

3. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

6. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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

7. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

8. Knightmare64

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

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

10. jimjam unregistered

Must be a typo $49.99 off contract right?!

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