Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) will probably launch its much awaited Q5, in July, in India after it launched the phone in Dubai, last week. According to the source familiar with the launch plans of the company, Research In Motion is all set to launch the mid range Blackberry Q5, in July. There is no confirmation over the launch date as Blackberry has not yet revealed any.
Pricing of Q5
Q5 from the house of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) was unveiled last month, and it will be priced less than Rs. 25000, according to the sources. In Dubai, the price of Q5 is approximately set at $400. Q5 will be available in four skins- red, black white and pink.
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Blackberry Q5 is the third phone in the series of OS10 running phones. Q5 will come up with QWERTY keyboard, which is a major differentiating factor of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB), compared to other Android phones and iPhones.
Q5 and Q10 from Research In Motion Ltd (BBRY)
On comparing the specs, there is a little difference between Q10 and Q5. Both the phones have 2GB RAM. The flash memory of Q5 is 8GB compared to 16GB of Q10. Q5 as well as Q10 have 2 megapixel front facing camera. However, rear camera of Q10 is 8 megapixel compared to 5 megapixels camera of Q5. Comparing the Displays of both the phones, Q5 has 3.1 inch LCD display whereas Q10 has 3.1 inches LED display.
Blackberry Q5 is slightly thicker than the big brother Q10 at 10.8 mm. However, weight of the phone is less at 120 grams compared to Q10. The other features of Q5 are 2180mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS.
Launched in Dubai
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has not yet officially announced anything regarding the features of Q5. There arises a question regarding the geographies where Blackberry is interested in launching its mid range phone. The Q5 will be sold in Europe, the middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. There is, however, confusion that if the phone will also be sold in North America.
In Dubai, Blackberry Q5 was launched in the first Blackberry Retail Concept Store. Last year, one of the senior executive of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) said that the company will collaborate with Axiom Telecom and open Blackberry Retail concept store in the region.
The first concept store is located on the aisle 2 of the Dubai Mall. In this concept Stores, the customers will be able to see the latest models and live demos will be given for them. For the first time one hour repair or replace service will be launched by Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB), in these stores in the Middle East.