BlackBerry today announced that the Q5 smartphone is expected to be available from authorised carriers and retailers in South Africa immediately.
The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard in a youthful design that makes it easy for customers to create, share and stay connected. It is aimed at the same youth market that has made the Curve the most popular smartphone model in South Africa.
Available in black and white colour models, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality. Features and apps work seamlessly together, allowing every move to flow into the next. With its classic QWERTY keyboard re-engineered for optimized communications and its 3.1‚” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone promises 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 users stay close to what’s important to them without stopping what they’re doing. Features include creating better shots with BlackBerry Time Shift, telling a story using BlackBerry Story Maker, and using BBM Video with Screen Share. More than 120 000 apps are available on the BlackBerry World storefront.