BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Q5 Review

BlackBerry Q5 Review

BlackBerry needs a new smartphone for the mass market, and the BlackBerry Q5 is its attempt to deliver. Cheaper than the Q10, though offering another sturdy QWERTY keyboard for text-addicts, the Q5 pares back the specifications (and, it has to be said, the design) to boost the BlackBerry 10 line-up by 50-percent. Is it third time lucky for the plucky Canadian company, or three strikes and you're out? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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BlackBerry Q5 brings QWERTY to emerging markets

BlackBerry Q5 brings QWERTY to emerging markets

There's already a new BlackBerry 10 device with a full QWERTY physical keyboard, but there's another one coming to town -- or at least in other towns that aren't getting the BlackBerry Q10. The BlackBerry Q5 was announced today, and it features a lot of what the Q10 has, including the touchscreen mixed with the physical keyboard, but it'll be catered towards emerging markets around the world.

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