BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Q5, a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone to be available in selected markets. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys in a bold design.
"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."
As part of the BlackBerry 10 experience, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a unique mobile computing experience that continuously adapts to your needs, with features and apps working seamlessly together.
The BlackBerry Q5 features a classic BlackBerry Keyboard with keys that has been re-engineered and designed to help users type fast, accurately and with the least amount of effort. Plus with Instant Action shortcuts you can type to perform tasks faster. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds - a classic QWERTY keyboard for optimized communications and a 3.1" touchscreen for all the rest.
BlackBerry Time Shift mode, allows users to take photos then create and share stories weaving together photos, videos and music into a movie with BlackBerry Story Maker.
Users can also instantly switch BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) chat to a BBM Video conversation and catch up face-to-face, including screen sharing features.
The BlackBerry Hub is where all messages and social conversations are presented together in a single timeline. There's no need to stop what you're doing. Simply peek into the BlackBerry Hub from anywhere with a swipe to flow in and out of your messages and conversations.
The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will be available in selected markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia (including the Asia Pacific region), and Latin America, with expected availability beginning in July 2013.