Running on BlackBerry 10.1, the Q5 comes with all the sprinkles of the new BB OS. First off, you’ve got an upgraded version of BlackBerry Hub, which enables you to view the notifications that matter all at once with just a single swipe of your finger, and the 3.1-inch IPS LCD touchscreen is where all the action happens. You also get to keep your personal apps and files in a separate environment from your work data with BlackBerry Balance. You can use Time Shift to make sure you don’t miss any decisive moment, and the 5.0-megapixel main camera (which also records 1080p videos) gives you the power to capture them in all their HD glory. The Q5 comes with the latest mobile technologies, namely: 4G support and NFC. To top it all off, you’ve got the classic QWERTY keyboard made even better to give you that oh-so-satisfying tactile experience.
First published in Gadgets Magazine, September 2013