Following on rapidly from the release of the Blackberry Q10, here comes the Blackberry Q5. Running the new operating system (Blackberry 10), the Q5 is aimed towards a younger market and for many this is the last major push for Blackberry launch of BB10. The Z10 was aimed at the geekerati and the ‘modern’ smart phone crowd, the Q10 is aimed at the existing Blackberry enthusiast looking for a high end device to help them in the business world, and the Q5 is the handset for the youth market.
Like the majority of mid-range Android devices, the specs of the Q5 will feel familiar to anyone watching the modern smart phone market – a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage – although the specs are all very slightly down on the Q10 (which has a 1.5 GHz CPU and 16 GB of storage, but shares the 2 GB of RAM). And like the Q10, it also comes with a physical keyboard.
Let’s start with the keyboard, because understanding the decisions behind this device start with the keyboard. The best thing I found about the Q10 was the keyboard. With individually sculpted keys – each had their own independent travel, with each side of the keyboard tilted to allow smooth ‘two thumb’ texting, and the silver bars that separated the horizontal rows helped guide your eyes to the keys.
It’s noticeable that the dimensions of the Q5 and Q10 are almost identical, and the space taken up by the two keyboards are similar. I suspect that someone inside Blackberry has decided that their had to be ‘clear air’ between the quality of the keyboards on the Q5 and the Q10 to ensure the executives buy the Q10 and the budget conscious buyers will be happy to choose the lower priced Q5.
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