Canadian smartphone maker, BlackBerry released its flagship offering based on the latest mobile operating system - BB10 in February in India. While BB Z10 was an all touch smartphone, the launch of the QWERTY keypad and touch based handset - BB Q10 was still pending in India.
Now, the update is that BlackBerry Q10 has arrived in the Indian mobile space and will hit the tech retail shelves tomorrow, that is, June 7 at a quite expensive price range of Rs 44,999. Already, the whole Indian tech media world is right now covering about the unique handset launch and specs details, hence; you will get enough information on BB Q10 in the internet world. But here, GizBot is going to disclose something which is completely exclusive in terms of BlackBerry's next smartphone launch plans for India this year.
You all must have heard about the mid-range BlackBerry Q5 handset which was announced by the company last month - especially targeted towards the emerging markets including Asia.
Well, at the BlackBerry event held in Delhi today, one of the senior executives confirmed GizBot that Q5 is all set to land in India in next 90 days. Which means, the handset might hit the Indian retail shelves sometime in August end or early September. The official went on saying that Blackberry is maintaining a gap of 90 days, within its smartphone launches. While, Blackberry Z10 was launch in February 2013, Q10 has been launched in the country approximately after 90 days and the same goes for Q5 release date for India.
While, the source did not divulge any figures related to the price of the handset, however; he did inform, the handset will land in India as a mid range offering. (estimated price range between Rs 15,000 to Rs 21,000)
For those, who are not aware about the specifications of BlackBerry Q5, the handset is a strip down version of Q10, as it is based on the latest BB10 mobile operating system. Further, it touts a 3.1 inch display screen supporting a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. The handset also comes with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 5 MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera, 8 GB internal memory supported by microSD card slot and a 2100 mAh battery.
Meanwhile, Q5 will also come with all the likes of the App store of BB10 OS platform and multiple connectivity features including 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and 2G.
At the same time, new set of rumors have emerged online, according to which a strip down version of Blackberry Z10 - codenamed - Z5 is all set to hit the market soon. The handset has been leaked via BlackBerry fan site berryflow.com. As per the report, BB is prepping an all touch entry level smartphone, targeting the emerging market. Blackberry Z5 is said to hit the markets of China, India and other parts of Asia. No other information on the same has been revealed so far.
Looks like, Blackberry is all set to battle against the upcoming low-cost iPhone model which is making random rounds in the tech space via leaks and rumors. Dubbed as iPhone 5S/iPhone 6, the next Appple budget smartphone is expected to get unwrapped in the upcoming WWDC 2013 event. The tech forum is schedule to kick off from June 10 to June 14 in San Francisco. Stay tuned to GizBot for more exclusive updates.