Back in May we reported that BlackBerry announced a new smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Q5, as it is called, was scheduled for release in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Chances of any US carrier ever launching the handset are pretty slim. However, it does not mean that it will remain out of your reach. If you really want the BlackBerry Q5, Best Buy provides you with an opportunity to buy the phone in unlocked flavor. The device costs $499.99 and is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Net10, Simple Mobile and Straight Talk SIM cards.
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At first glance, the BlackBerry Q5 looks like a more modest version of the Q10. Just like its more advanced brother, the Q5 features a full physical QWERTY keyboard, though it appears to be more basic. Above the keyboard, there is a 3.1-inch 720 x 720 display much like the one on the BlackBerry Q10. The phone is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 processor paired with 2 GB of RAM and offers 8 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD slot.
The BlackBerry Q5 is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and touch focus, an LED flash and image stabilization. The phone is 4G LTE-capable. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The handset’s 2,180 mAh battery delivers up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 14 days of standby time. The device runs BlackBerry’s latest OS, BlackBerry 10, upgradeable to BlackBerry 10.1.