BlackBerry Q5 revealed

BlackBerry Q5
BlackBerry Q5

This week BlackBerry gave the world’s media a first look at the brand new Q5 smartphone, which is set to go on sale in the UK during July and will act as a budget alternative to the Q10 and Z10.

The Q5 is a little chunkier and longer than the Q10 and while its 3.1 inch screen shares the same 720×720 resolution as its costlier sibling, it uses an LCD panel, as opposed to Super AMOLED.

Aside from these minor differences, the two handsets look largely identical on paper, since the Q5 has the same 1.2GHz dual core processor and 2GB of RAM combo that should give it enough power to run the BB 10 operating system with ease.

You also get a full QWERTY keypad for quick and accurate typing, along with a touchscreen interface, which is a real improvement over previous BlackBerry operating systems.

What remains a mystery at the moment is the potential pricing of the Q5, which should definitely be cheaper than the Q10 and Z10. Ho

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