BlackBerry has officially lifted the lid on the Q5, its latest smartphone powered by the all-new BlackBerry 10 operating system.
Announced today, the Q5 is BlackBerry’s second smartphone of the year rocking a physical QWERTY keyboard following the launch of the Q10 last month.
Billed as “youthful and fun”, the Q5 will come in three colour variants: black, white and red and feature a relatively modest spec sheet that’s clearly aimed at new and young smartphone buyers.
Highlights include a 3.1-inch (720 x 720 resolution) touchscreen display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a five-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash.
Of course, it also packs the deluge of new features that BlackBerry 10 brings, such as BlackBerry Hub, which unifies all your notifications, messages and social media updates in one place and the latest version of the BlackBerry Messenger, which now allows you to make video calls too.
“BlackBerry is excited to bring a new BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5, 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.”
High street retailer Phones 4u has already confirmed it will be ranging the BlackBerry Q5 when it launches. Pricing and release details are still under wraps. Rest assured, as soon as we know more, you will too.