Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) is coming out with back to back significant releases and announcement. In the ongoing Orlando conference, the company announced BlackBerry Q5. The announcement of Q5 follows earlier launches of BlackBerry 10, and releases of the Z10 and Q10.


As per the initial reviews, Q5 appears to be a youthful and fun device for selected markets. The smartphone has a QWERTY keyboard, with some of the keys designed to project a youthful image that is confident, fun and bold. The new offerings from Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has been designed keeping in mind providing fast and effortless experience that makes a user at ease while on the go.

Research In Motion Ltd (BBRY) CEO on Q5

“BlackBerry is excited to bring a new BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5, to our customers in selected markets around world,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB). “…It is for youthful fans that are passionate, confident and bold, and it makes it easy for them to have fun, create, share and stay connected,” he added. As per the CEO, Q5 has the best of everything including a BlackBerry 10’s cutting edge functionality and physical QWERTY keyboard.

Special features

Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) BB Q5 is equipped with a classic BlackBerry Keyboard having discrete keys designed to help in typing fast, accurately with minimum effort. Additionally, it has Instant Action shortcuts that allow a user to perform tasks faster. It has the “best of both worlds” a QWERTY keyboard for “optimized communications” and a 3.1” touchscreen for all the rest.

The new device allows capturing picture perfect shot with Time Shift mode. A user can also create and share his or her story by integrating photos, videos and music into a movie with the help of BlackBerry Story Maker.

Q5 is also capable to switch instantly from BBM chat to a BBM Video conversation, and a user will also be able to share his or her screen, including a photo, browsing page or even a view from your camera. The BlackBerry Hub allows a user to effortlessly flow in and out of your messages and conversations

BlackBerry World, with access to more than 100000 apps, has been improved, which makes discovering and sharing apps all more easier than before with recommendations based on similar purchases.