New BlackBerry Q5 Announced Today at BlackBerry Live for Select Markets

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As the BlackBerry Live keynote news keeps flowing in I’m happy to introduce you to the youthful and fun BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, running BlackBerry 10. With a QWERTY keyboard and a confident design, this new BlackBerry smartphone has been built to provide a fast, effortless experience that helps you explore, create and share while on the go. Thorsten Heins just revealed the device onstage at BlackBerry Live, but we’ve got all the details ready to share with you below.

I’ve been using this device for a few days now and I’m already in love. It fits into my lifestyle perfectly offering the powerful experience I need and allowing me to flow seamlessly from task to task throughout my day.

Highlights and features of the BlackBerry Q5

  • The evolution of the classic BlackBerry Keyboard:
    The BlackBerry Q5 features a classic BlackBerry Keyboard with discrete keys that has been re-engineered and elegantly designed to help you type fast, accurately and with the least amount of effort. Plus with Instant Action shortcuts you can type to perform tasks faster. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds – a classic QWERTY keyboard for optimized communications and a 3.1” touchscreen for all the rest.
  • Create the perfect shot with BlackBerry Time Shift mode and Story Maker
    Create the picture perfect shot with BlackBerry Time Shift mode, then create and share your story, weaving together your photos, videos and music into a movie with BlackBerry Story Maker.
  • Share and be seen with BBM Video with Screen Share
    Instantly switch your BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) chat to a BBM Video conversation and catch up face-to-face. You can even share your screen, whether it’s a photo, a page in the browser, an idea, or a view from your camera.
  • Stay close to what’s important to you with BlackBerry Hub
    With BlackBerry Hub, all of your messages and social conversations are only one swipe away. There’s no need to stop what you’re doing. Simply peek into the BlackBerry Hub from anywhere with a swipe to effortlessly flow in and out of your messages and conversations.
  • BlackBerry World delivers a rich, thriving app and content ecosystem
    Discovering and sharing great apps and content is easier than ever with recommendations based on similar purchases, and access to more than 100,000 apps on the BlackBerry World storefront.

Here’s what Thorsten had to say in a recent press release on the new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone:

“BlackBerry is excited to bring the new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone to our customers in selected markets around world,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of BlackBerry. “The BlackBerry Q5 gives you the best of everything with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality and a physical QWERTY keyboard. It is for youthful fans that are passionate, confident and bold, and it makes it easy for them to have fun, create, share and stay connected.”

Pricing and Availability
The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will be available in selected markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia (including the Asia Pacific region), and Latin America, with availability beginning in July.

There you have it folks – if you live in the areas listed above, you can look forward to getting your hands on the new BlackBerry Q5 with BlackBerry 10. What do you think of this phone? Let us know your thoughts on this stunning new BlackBerry device in the comments below.

About Donny Halliwell

Donny is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry and Former Editor-in-Chief for the Inside BlackBerry blogs. There's no disputing, #TeamBlackBerry is awesome. I'm pumped to have the opportunity to talk with you and bring you the latest and greatest from Inside BlackBerry every day. In my spare time, I can be found helping entrepreneurs and startup companies grow their business. I spend the rest, obsessing over the auto industry, or enjoying music. Follow me on Twitter or Google+

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  • Mr Jamiu Amzat a.k.a IBILE

    Really that is good technology with best expert inside the factory. God bless all the staffs, God bless mi.

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  • Dodo

    Wow.. how much is this?

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  • Ricardo

    This is wonderful news for the Latin American market since the purchasing power is low and the vast majority can not afford a Z10 or Q10 blackberry

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  • http://facebook. Matthew

    Well I can’t wait for the new 10.1software it looks great and cool

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  • jaap busser

    Q5 looks good , just like the Z en Q 10 but everything has a price I now it from the 10 serie
    But not yet from the Q5

    But this fhone is on my list for sure

    I am a happy bold 9900 user in the netherlands

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  • http://www.venuzlordz.tk AndrewC.

    I ran a little snipet on the specs it has everything i can ever need on a phone. I love this phone but it is overpriced, in Nigeria it’s like using ur whole month salary to buy it, please Mr. Thorsten Heins and Assocs/Marketers should do somthing about the price.

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  • Lex

    Great news you’ve got here. Can’t wait to switch from 9900 to Q5. I love the design and it looks great. As a dev, can I have one now?

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  • ivor

    Looks good, just ordered my Q10 today, I can’t wait for it to arrive.
    What are the differences between the Q10 and Q5?

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  • Mike Oko

    Wow, a new world 2com

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