Blackberry Unveils Q5 in Malaysia

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BB finally launches a more affordable QWERTY phone for the masses, two months after their pricey Q10 was launched here. At RM1,299 the Q5 looks promising. Of course, actual prices will vary depending on Telco subsidies as well as packages subscribed.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (4th July 2013) – BlackBerry® today announced the new BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone is expected to be available in Malaysia beginning July 15, 2013. The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will be available from authorized partners Maxis, Celcom, Tune Talk, and U Mobile. For information on pricing, promotions and availability please visit www.blackberry.com.my/BlackBerryQ5

The all new BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard in a stunning, youthful design that is confident and makes it easy for customers to have fun, create, share and stay connected.

Available in three colours – Black, Pure White and Pure Red – the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a powerful and unique mobile computing experience with its cutting-edge BlackBerry® 10 functionality. Features and apps work seamlessly together, allowing your every move to flow into the next. With its classic QWERTY keyboard re-engineered for optimized communications and its 3.1” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.

Annamalai Muthu, Managing Director for Malaysia at BlackBerry said, “Malaysia is a key market for us and we are excited to bring the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone here. We believe that the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will offer a great experience to customers who want to have the power of BlackBerry 10 with a QWERTY keyboard in a stylish youthful design, and available in three stunning colours.”

The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone comes with the BlackBerry 10.1 software. As part of the BlackBerry 10 experience, a peek into the BlackBerry® Hub lets you stay close to what’s important to you without stopping what you’re doing. Create the perfect shot every time with BlackBerry Time Shift, and tell your story using BlackBerry Story Maker and share with friends on Facebook. Use BBM™ video and Screen Share, and discover the more than 120,000 apps available on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.

For more information on BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, please visit www.blackberry.com.my/BlackBerryQ5

BlackBerry Q5 Specification Sheet
BlackBerry Q5 Specification Sheet