BlackBerry Q5 Media Launch Philippines

A little late but here goes the BlackBerry Q5 media launching last August 2013. As a BlackBerry Social Fan Elite, i was invited to this exclusive event and man it was a blast.

Now check out the video of the event and the official press release below.

The New BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone Launches in the Philippines Manila, Philippines –BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced the new BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone is expected to be available in the Philippines beginning August24, 2013. The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will be available from authorized retailers in the Philippines. For information on pricing
and availability, please check with your retailer.

The all new BlackBerryQ5 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 Black, 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 typingand its 3.1” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.

Kristian Salvo, Country Manager for the Philippines at BlackBerry said, “We are excited to bring the new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone to the Philippines. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a great experience to customers who want to have the power of BlackBerry 10 with a QWERTY keyboard in a stylish youthful design, making it easy for them to have fun and stay socially connected with those that matter most to them.”

The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 10 version 10.1. 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 the camera Time Shift mode, and tell your story using BlackBerry®Story Maker and share with friends on Facebook.Use BBM™ Video with Screen Share,and discover the more than 120,000 apps available on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.

BlackBerry Q5 Launched In The Philippines

This is rather late but as the old saying goes, better late than never. As a recently inducted BlackBerry Social Elite member, i was lucky to be invited again to the newest addition to the BlackBerry 10 family launching, the new BlackBerry Q5 – i call the Q5 the lesser but capable brother of the flagship BlackBerry device BlackBerry Q10. With kinda minimal and toned down specs of BlackBerry Q5 namely the 5 megapixel camera (Q10 has 8mp), the IPS LCD (Super AMOLED screen on the Q10), slightly less powerful than its bigger brother, at 1.2 GHz compared to the 1.5 GHz of the Q10, a non-removable 2100mAh battery whereas the Q10 has a removable 2100mAh unit and lastly the 8GB of memory for the Q5 versus the Q10 16GB of internal space and support for 64GB microSD cards.

If you are on a budget, BlackBerry Q5 is still quite impressive and still rocks the BlackBerry 10 OS smoothly.

Now for the full press release of the BlackBerry Q5 launching in the Philippines, please see below:

The New BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone Launches in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines –BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced the new BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone is expected to be available in the Philippines beginning August24, 2013. The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will be available from authorized retailers in the Philippines. For information on pricing and availability, please check with your retailer.
The all new BlackBerryQ5 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 Black, 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 typingand its 3.1” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.

Kristian Salvo, Country Manager for the Philippines at BlackBerry said, “We are excited to bring the new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone to the Philippines. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a great experience to customerswho want to have the power of BlackBerry 10 with a QWERTY keyboard in a stylish youthful design, making it easy for them to have fun and stay socially connected with those that matter most to them.”

The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 10 version 10.1. 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 the cameraTime Shift mode, and tell your story using BlackBerry®Story Maker and share with friends on Facebook.Use BBM™Video withScreen Share,and discover the more than 120,000 appsavailable on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.

For more information on the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, please visit http://ph.blackberry.com/BlackBerryQ5 Or follow @BlackBerryPH on Twitter.

BlackBerry Q5 Unboxing

Launched today in Dubai, the BlackBerry Q5 is the entry level QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device – specs wise it’s a toned down BlackBerry Q10 basically. But still formidable with its 3.1″ touch display, 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM and 8GB internal memory, 5 megapixel camera (Rear Facing), 4G LTE Ready and packed with the all new BlackBerry 10.1 operating system.

BlackBerry Q5 introductory price as of today’s launching in Dubai is around $400, roughly around Php 16,800. But with the usual trend of BlackBerry prices locally, grey market usually are a couple thousand cheaper than the retail price. So expect them to be worth Php 13k to Php 17k and with the availability this coming weeks.

Meanwhile, check below unboxing of the new BlackBerry Q5.

Check Out The New BlackBerry Q5 Video

Discover the amazing new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone. A world of entertainment, communications, fast internet plus many more totally new features. All accessible via the famous BlackBerry qwerty keyboard. With 3.1″ Touch display, 8GB Internal storage, 5 megapixel camera (Rear Facing), 4G LTE Ready and packed with the all new BlackBerry 10.1 operating system.

BlackBerry Q5 Price Philippines

BlackBerry has officially announced the BlackBerry Q5, a cheaper kinda version of the BlackBerry Q10. Targeted for emerging markets, bearing half the name of the BlackBerry Q10, the BlackBerry Q5 is essentially a low-end version of the Q10.

Technical specification for the BlackBerry Q5 list them with a 2GB RAM, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.2GHz Dual-core Processor, 8GB internal memory, an LCD versus OLED, and no HDMI out port.

The BlackBerry Q5 will be available in pink, red, white, and black color variations. Expect BlackBerry Q5 price here in the Philippines to be around Php 12,000 to Php 17,000. BlackBerry Q5 will be available within two months time.

See BlackBerry Q5 photos and demo video below.