Blackberry Launches the Blackberry Q5 in India for Rs. 24990

Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India unveiling the new BlackBerry Q5 in New Delhi
Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India unveiling the new BlackBerry Q5 in New Delhi

At a press event in New Delhi yesterday, Blackberry launched their next phone running on the BB10 platform, the Blackberry Q5.The Blackberry Q5, like the Q10 also features a QWERTY keyboard to complement the touch screen interactions on the phone. The Q5 should be available in India from the 20th of June at a price of around Rs. 24,990.

Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director for India at BlackBerry said, “The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone has a stunning youthful design that comes in exciting colors, and offers the full cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality as well as access to the growing catalog of BlackBerry 10 apps. With its physical QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, it gives customers the best of both worlds.”

Quick Specs

Blackberry Q5 India LaunchThe Q5 has a 3.1 inch touch-screen, with a resolution of 720 x 720 resolution, at 329 PPI. It’s powered by a Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor and comes with 8 GB internal storage capacity. The storage is expandable up to 32GB  via a microSD card. It’s powered by a 2180mAH non-removable battery, rated for up to 12.5 hours of talktime on 3G.

As we mentioned this device is running on the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system and comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard. The phone also features a 5 megapixel rear camera which is capable of capturing HD videos at 1080p, and a 2 megapixel front camera.  The Blackberry Q5 comes in Red, White and Black for the Indian market.

You can get the full specifications of the Q5 here. For more information on the Q5, head over to Blackberry’s Q5 page. Read on for the press release from Blackberry:

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Press Release

Bangalore – India, July 16, 2013– BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today launched the newest BlackBerry® 10 smartphone, the BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone in India. The 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.

Available in Black, Pure White and Pure Red color models, 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 QWERTY keyboard re-engineered for optimized typing and its 3.1” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.

Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director for India at BlackBerry said, “The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone has a stunning youthful design that comes in exciting colors, and offers the full cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality as well as access to the growing catalog of BlackBerry 10 apps. With its physical QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, it gives customers the best of both worlds.”

The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone comes with the BlackBerry 10.1 software. 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 BlackBerry Time Shift, and tell your story using BlackBerry Story Maker and share with friends on Facebook. Use BBM video and Screen Share, and discover local apps from a catalogue of over 120,000 apps available on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.

The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone is expected to be available from authorized retailers in India starting July 20th.

For more information on BlackBerry 10, please visit www.blackberry.com/blackberry10

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

2 comments On Blackberry Launches the Blackberry Q5 in India for Rs. 24990

  • Much appreciated. I was holding up for the Q5 to come to India. I trust its available in Kochi this weekend so I can purchase it

  • finally a phone from BB that fits my budget as well as my needs..they finally needed a kick in the backside to come out with this beautiful phone.

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