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BlackBerry Q5 Review: The Affordable, BlackBerry 10 QWERTY Smartphone

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The BlackBerry Q5 was announced at BlackBerry World 2013 in Orlando, Florida. The smartphone bills itself as an affordable and modern QWERTY smartphone that has all the apps you expect on BlackBerry 10, coupled with the productivity and ease of messaging that BlackBerry is known for. So does it live up to expectations? Read on and see.
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Free Apps For Canadian Z10, Q10 and Q5 Owners!

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From September 17th to October 31st, BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 owners in Canada will be able to get up to $25 worth of premium apps for free. The eligible apps include the Twitter client “Blaq,” productivity tool “SlickTasks,” image editor “Photo Studio Pro,” and games like “World of Goo” and “Modern Combat 4.” BlackBerry 10 customers can redeem this offer by entering the promo code “fallapps” on BlackBerry World.
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BlackBerry Beta Zone Launches With Icon That Is Still in Beta

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Hey BlackBerry, 1998 called, they want their icon back.
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The BlackBerry Q5 in Canada Will Cost $50 Across All Carriers

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The BlackBerry Q5 is coming in at a very reasonable price at $50 across all carriers in Canada. Considering you get the latest OS, a solid keyboard and all the cost savings of the new BBM, it looks like a very solid offering. Official pricing listed after the break.
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Cheerleading on CTV News for the Canadian Launch of the BlackBerry Q5

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I was on CTV News recently “cheerleading” for the BlackBerry Q5 launch. Here’s the thing: it’s not necessarily cheerleading even though this site is called BlackBerryCool.com. It’s trying to present an argument counter to what has become a mainstream news approach to covering BlackBerry as a company. Sure, North American sales are way down and marketshare isn’t doing well. The stock price sucks too. But this is an enormous market and a mid-tier phone with a solid OS and a renowned keyboard makes a lot of sense.

Watch the video by clicking the thumbnail or hitting this CTV News link.

The BlackBerry Q5 Officially Announced at BlackBerry Live 2013

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The BlackBerry Q5 has just been announced at BlackBerry Live 2013 and it’s billed as a device for emerging markets. Essentially, the Q5 is to the Q10 in the same way that the Curve is to the Bold. It comes in a variety of colors including BlackBerry, White, Pink and Red. Stay tuned for more updates from BlackBerry Live.

We’ve also heard that BlackBerry Q10 will be available in early June in the US and BlackBerry 10.1 available for Z10 users by the end of the week.