The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, will be available in Singapore starting from August 2, 2013. The new BlackBerry Q5 will be available from authorized partners such as M1, Singtel and StarHub. It will come with a recommended retail price of S$528. As the lowest end BlackBerry 10 device, this is the main device that BlackBerry hopes to use to revive the market here.
Coming in 3 colours, Red, White and Black, the omission of pink is rather sad as that was the colour many of my friends were aiming for.
In addition to the lower price tier, the hardware is also lower end, without a removable battery.
Coming to Singapore in a week’s time, BlackBerry Q5, here I come!
Singapore – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced the newest BlackBerry® 10 smartphone, the BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone, and it is expected to be available in Singapore on August 2, 2013. The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will be available from authorized partners M1, SingTel and StarHub. For information on pricing, promotions and availability please visit sg.blackberry.com/BlackBerryQ5.
The all new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard in a stunning, youthful design that is confident and makes it easy for customers to have fun, create, share and stay connected.
The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a powerful and unique mobile computing experience with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality. Features and apps work seamlessly together, allowing your every move to flow into the next. With its classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard, re-engineered for optimized typing, and its 3.1” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.
Cameron Vernest, Managing Director for Singapore at BlackBerry said, “The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone is ideal for first time smartphone customers and BlackBerry fans that want the powerful functionality of the BlackBerry 10 platform in a stunning youthful design. It features one of the best BlackBerry QWERTY keyboards and a touch screen, and makes it easy for customers to have fun, share and stay connected with those that matter to them.”
The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone comes with the BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.1. As part of the BlackBerry 10 experience, a peek into the BlackBerry® Hub lets you stay close to what’s important to you without stopping what you’re doing. Create the perfect shot every time with the camera Time Shift mode, tell your story using BlackBerry® Story Maker, and share with friends on Facebook. Use BBM™ Video and Screen Share, and discover the more than 120,000 apps available on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.