Thorsten Heins, the CEO of BlackBerry, released a cheap version — Q5 on BlackBerry Live 2013. This version is mainly for users in emerging markets.
Based on the latest BlackBerry 10 platform, Q5 features a 3.1-inch touch screen and QWERTY physical keyboard. It will be launched in July in the specific market in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. For the specific prices, the BlackBerry has not announced yet.
Top Five Features of Q5 listed by BlackBerry
1. Redesigned classic keyboard
Q5 uses a redesigned classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard, is designed to help users improve the typing speed and accuracy. Coupled with Instant Action quick feature, it will further enhance the speed of the users to perform a task.
2. Perfect combined with the Time Shift and Story Maker for perfect shot and share
Q5 will use the BlackBerry 10 platform’s Time Shift feature to perfectly taking pictures. And then use the Story Maker to make the photos, videos and music into a movie for sharing.
3. Instant switch
Q5 can instantly switch the BBM chat into BBM video mode. Users can even share the screen, whether it is pictures or a browser page.
4. BlackBerry Hub
With the BlackBerry Hub, all the user’s information and social talks can be viewed in a one-time slide; users don’t need to stop their works at hand.
5. BlackBerry World app store
It will recommend some apps based on the user buying experiences in the past, users can easily find and share the best applications. The amount of apps in BlackBerry World are over 100,000, users can enjoy any services through there.