The BlackBerry Q5 is the third BlackBerry 10 smartphone, unveiled at the BlackBerry Live 2013 Keynote on May 14, 2013. BlackBerry 10 is gesture based.
Q5 Booting Up
UMTS (including HSPA+),
|Availability by country||2013|
|Form factor||Candy bar smartphone|
120 mm (4.7 in) H|
66 mm (2.6 in) W
10.8 mm (0.43 in) D
|Weight||120 g (4.23 oz)|
|Operating system||BlackBerry 10|
|CPU||1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960)|
|GPU||Adreno (TM) 225|
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Storage||8 GB internal storage|
|Removable storage||Up to the exFAT file system limit|
|Battery||2180 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery|
|Data inputs||Multi-touch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard|
|Display||720x720 px (0.52 megapixels) 3.1-inch (built on 77µm pixel)|
|Rear camera||5 megapixels, 1080p video capture|
|Front camera||2 megapixels, 720p video capture|
Ambient light sensor,
While typing, there is the option to type using the keyboard on the touchscreen. The keyboard has more space between the individual keys allowing for ease of typing. The touchscreen is small in size with a high resolution allowing the user to be able to read and view images with ease. However, the camera on the device is only five megapixels, which is below the norm that is eight-megapixels.
Exclusive features include BlackBerry Hub, which allows users to view email, messages, and social network updates with a swipe to the side while using any application. Time Shift Mode creates perfect photos by taking multiple photos and this allows the user to isolate a single part of the photo and move it.
The BlackBerry Q5 was first available in the United Arab Emirates. The phone is also available now in India and Canada. The target regions for this product are Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. India is the first country in Asia Pacific where this product was launched. In 2014, BlackBerry had a large portion of the smartphone market in India.
|Countries||Canada, Saudi Arabia||Austria, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom||India, Indonesia|
|Carriers/Providers||Axiom, Bell, Fido, Koodo, Mobily, MTS, PC mobile, Public Mobile, Rogers, SaskTel, STC, Telus, Vidéotron, Virgin Mobile (Canada), Wind Mobile, Zain (Saudi Arabia)||A1 Telekom Austria, Avea, Bouygues, Celcom, Deutsche Telekom, du, EE, Etisalat, KPN, M1, Maxis, MTN (South Africa), O2 Germany, Orange (France), Orange (UK), SingTel, SFR, StarHub, Talkmobile, Telkom (South Africa), TIM, T-Mobile (Netherlands), T-Mobile UK, Tune Talk, Turkcell, Virgin Media, Virgin Mobile France, Vodacom, Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone Spain, Vodafone Turkey, Yoigo||Indosat, Telkomsel, Vodafone India, XL Axiata|
|2G||Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)|
|3G||Quad-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6 (800/850/1700/1900/2100 MHz)||Quad-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz)||Quad-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz)|
|4G||Quad-band LTE 2, 4, 5, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz)||Quad-band LTE 3, 7, 8, 20 (800/900/1800/2600 MHz)|
- BlackBerry 10.3.x smartphones support external storage upto exFAT file system limit
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