GizBot informed you during the BlackBerry Q10 launch event, that the company's affordable smartphone unveiled in May, Q5 will hit the Indian shelves soon. And now, the Canadian tech firm has authenticated the report.
From today onwards the company's official India site has started taking pre order of the smartphone. Sad part, the pre order link is not working right now, rather it is redirecting the page to the other Blackberry handsets range. But it looks like, the page will be active really soon.
Also, in another set of conversation on Twitter, Blackberry has replied to one of the customer's query about Blackberry Q5 by saying, "BlackBerry Q5 will be launched in India soon. Stay tuned with us to know more."<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Hi <a href="https://twitter.com/bkd_9">@bkd_9</a>, the BlackBerry Q5 will be launched in India soon. Stay tuned with us to know more.</p>— BlackBerry India (@BlackBerryIN) <a href="https://twitter.com/BlackBerryIN/statuses/354595382304583681">July 9, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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. Reportedly, it is being said that the handset will hit the shelves at an approximate price of Rs 30,000. But it's not at all a mid-range offering.