While BlackBerry is rocking its new BlackBerry 10 devices, they have not abandoned the previous BlackBerry 7.1 platform just yet. They have just announced its new entry level BlackBerry 9720 which looks like a device from its the previous generation. It comes with a 2.8″ display that’s touch enabled and runs on a modest 800MHz processor with 512MB of RAM. Other hardware details include a 5MP camera, WiFi & 3G connectivity, FM Radio and 1,450mAh battery.
Overall it is a pretty bare bones QWERTY device and comes with the usual BBM with Voice support. There’s even a dedicated BBM button to get chatting instantly. The 9720 is targeted for emerging markets in Asia, Middle East and Latin America.
Head after the break for the promo video.
The BlackBerry Q5 is now available on contact with Maxis from as low as RM438. The Q5 is the most affordable BlackBerry 10 OS device in the market which retails at RM1,299 outright which even comes with 4G LTE support.
As usual, Maxis is offering the BlackBerry Q5 on its BBMore55, BBMore 88 & BBMore 148 plans and its bundled pricing as follows:
BBMore 55 (12 months) – RM1,198
BBMore 88 (12 months) – RM1,068
BBMore 88 (24 months) – RM738
BBMore 148 (12 months) – RM968
BBMore 148 (24 months) – RM438
To recap on the specs, the BlackBerry Q5 comes with 3.1″ 720×720 touch screen display and is powered with a decent 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM and a rather generous 2,180mAh battery. While the BlackBerry Q10 is seen as a BlackBerry Bold replacement, the Q5 is more of a BlackBerry Curve equivalent.
For more info, head over to Maxis BlackBerry Q5 page.
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If you’re looking to get BlackBerry’s cheapest BlackBerry 10 device, the Q5, with a no strings attached mobile plan then you might want to check out what’s on offer from Tune Talk.
Being an MVNO that sells prepaid only you can forget operator discounts on the device. With Tune Talk, you will be paying full retail price for the Q5 but on the flip-side you won’t be tied down with lengthy contract commitments.
The BlackBerry Q5 sells for RM1,299 — pretty much RRP — and if you get from Tune Talk, they will throw in free delivery and a free Tune Talk SIM pack that comes with 1GB data and 60 minutes free talk time for 3 months (5 months free if you port from another operator).
After the promo period, you’re free to continue with Tune Talk Cun Pan for RM38/month with 1GB data and 60 minutes free talk time or — because there’s no contract — stop using Tune Talk altogether, the choice is yours.
Details on the BlackBerry Q5 promo from Tune Talk here.
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In just a little under two months after it was officially announced, BlackBerry’s cheapest — and by no means the least capable — BB10 device gets its official Malaysian launch today. The BlackBerry Q5 will hit stores as as well as operators (Celcom, Maxis and U Mobile) from July 15 with a recommended retail price of RM1,299.
For the money, you get a BlackBerry 10 device with a square 3.1-inch 720×720 IPS LCD touchscreen display pushing a respectable 328ppi and a decent 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor mated to a generous 2GB of RAM. You also get a 5MP main camera (1080p) and a 2MP front camera (720p) together with some nifty features like Time Shift and Story Maker. There’s also microSD (up to 32GB) NFC and LTE support — which is always a good thing — and to top it all off, there’s a relatively large 2,180mAh battery that should give you a lot of up time between charges (we’re guesstimating 1.5 to 2 days running time easy). And if you’re wondering, all three colours (red, white and black) will be available.
The Q5’s trump card is its physical QWERTY keyboard which looks and feel similar to the one used in the BlackBerry Curve series. If there’s one company that know how to make physical QWERTY keyboards for phones it is BlackBerry. We like the keyboard and for those who always prefer physical keyboards over virtual ones, we’re willing to bet that you will too.
So what’s our take on the BlackBerry Q5? What’s not to like? The price may be a little bit higher than we expected. If BlackBerry was able to hit the RM1k mark, the Q5 would be unbeatable but as it is, there’s really nothing like the Q5 in the market. If you want to give BB10 a go, the Q5 is a great starting point. On the flip side, the lack of apps can be an issue with BB10 but if you’re willing to forgo that the OS offers solid benefits and features that is worth a look. Bottom line, the Q5 is a great and useful alternative to iOS and Android.
Update: Full BlackBerry Q5 details in Malaysia here.
The BlackBerry Q5 is coming to Malaysia soon with its media event happening early next week. The Q5 is an entry level QWERTY device running on BlackBerry 10 OS, which is more of a Curve replacement compared to its higher end BlackBerry Q10 device.
To recap on the specs, the BlackBerry Q5 runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage that’s expandable with microSD. Display wise, the Q5 is similar to the Q10 with a 3.1″ 720×720 touch screen but the Q5 uses IPS LCD as opposed to the Super AMOLED screen found on the Q10. It also comes with a 5MP camera which shoots 1080p HD video as well as a front facing 2MP that does 720p video. No details on the pricing yet but being a “Curve” contender, we reckon it should be priced below the RM1,500 mark.
BlackBerry has officially announced its new BlackBerry Q5, an entry level QWERTY and touch screen device that runs on the current BlackBerry 10 OS. The device was previously speculated as the R10. In terms of availability the Q5 will be heading to selected markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Targeted at emerging markets and youth segment, the Q5 sports a BlackBerry Curve-like keyboard and comes in black, red and white colours. So far no official specs have been revealed but if the earlier speculation is correct, the Q5 comes with a 3.1″ 720×720 display, 2GB of RAM, 5MP camera and a 1,800mAh capacity battery. We will update once the full details are out.
Head after the break for more product shots of the BlackBerry Q5.
The upcoming mid-ranged BlackBerry R10 is spotted again in yet another series of leaked photos. Being a notch down below its flagship BlackBerry Q10, the R10 is rumoured to come with a lower 5MP camera, a smaller 8GB of storage and 1,800mAh battery which is non-removable. Fortunately there’s microSD slot to expand the storage. The display remains unchanged from its Q10 sibling with a 3.1″ screen that does 720×720 pixels resolution. That still gives a respectable 328ppi.
There’s still no mention of its processor but RAM is said to be rather generous with 2GB. Out of the box, the R10 will be running on the latest BlackBerry 10.1 OS which is currently being rolled out to existing devices. Of course, these are still speculative specs and if it is priced right, this could be the popular QWERTY BlackBerry for the masses.
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If the new BlackBerry Q10 is too much to pay for the average BlackBerry user, here’s a cheaper model which is expected to be called R10. The device shown above comes with a BlackBerry Curve like keyboard which indicates that its targeted at a more youthful and mid-range price segment. The R10 would also be another touch and type device, utilising the new BlackBerry 10 gestures to navigate around.
According to the source, the the device feels a bit plasticky and it is slated to be launched in Q3 this year. From the leaked photo, there will be red and white versions available. So far there’s no word on the specs but it will definitely be a notch down from the BlackBerry Q10 which is priced at RM2,388.
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Celcom is also offering the new BlackBerry Curve 9320 with a special fire sale from just RM88. It is happening tomorrow at Blue Cube Pavilion (1st 100), Blue Cube Spring Kuching (1st 50) and Blue Club 1Borneo KK (1st 50) where they can get it for RM118. From each venue, there will be lucky draw where 5 people are able to snap up the Curve 9320 for just RM88. In addition, the first 100 customers in Central and the first in Sabah and Sarawak are will get a free personalized BBM Pin key chain.
The special promo is tied with 12 months contract of any bundled plans from RM88/month. More details of the special Curve 9230 fire sale offer here.
Head after the break for the standard offer that starts from RM388.
Maxis today has revealed its bundling offer for the BlackBerry Curve 9320. Priced at RM799 outright, the entry level 3G BlackBerry device is offered as low as RM199 with 24 months contract bundling with its BIS Pro plan that comes with 3GB data at RM90/month.
The BIS data plans are bolt-on on top of Value First, Value Plus or supplementary lines.
If 24 months is too long, Maxis also offers 12 months contract version and there’s a lower commitment BIS Standard plan that offers 500MB + 500MB free data at RM55/month. Additional usage is charged at 30 sen per MB. Those taking up the package are also required to pay an upfront payment which will be rebated back to your bill across 5 months period.
For more information, head over to Maxis.