BlackBerry 10 goes mid-range with Q5 15 May 2013, 16:24 IST
BlackBerry has announced the mid-range Q5 that comes with similar features of the Q10 but at a much lower price. It has the same form factor with a 3.1 inch display and comes loaded with latest BB 10 OS. It is aimed at style conscious and budget markets including where mid-range phones are at hype. BlackBerry has brought back its tested and trusted qwerty keypad with BB 10 and that too in a much lower price.
It gets loaded with a 3.1" touch display with resolution of 720 x 720, that calculates to 328 ppi, that's good, and is powered by 1.2 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It has internal memory of 8 GB and is expandable upto 32 GB. Company has included a 5 MP rear while a 2 MP camera sits at the front. The device will be available in different colours that include - White, Black, and Orange. This great combination of Touch and Type will be available at a price near to Rs. 20,000.
BBM to be available on Android and iOS
The news come from the launch event of BlackBerry's Q5, where the company announced that the BlackBerry Messenger will now go cross-platform. It will soon be available as a downloadable app on Android and iOS. The company is facing tough times and has taken out a new way to increase their profits but even a risk of loosing the market share further. BBM is the USP of all the BB devices and if it goes open then the chances go down that one would prefer to choose BB. Do comment below and let us know that will you prefer BBM on your Android/iOS or any other app.
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