Saturday, July 06, 2013

Blackberry Q5 officially launch in Malaysia with RM 1,299

Blackberry Q5 finally officially announced in Malaysia. Being entry level in the latest Blackberry 10 series, Q5 still packed with impressive spec and also same user experience with other siblings.

Blackberry Q5 Key Specification :

  • 3.1" IPS LCD with 720 x 720 pixels
  • 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory with expandable microSD
  • 5MP back facing camera with 1080p@30fps video recording
  • 2MP front facing camera with 720p video recording
  • NFC
  • LTE
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2180 mAh battery
  • 120 x 66 x 10.8 mm
  • Blackberry OS 10.1

The event started with offical greeting from both emcee and followed by Mr Annamalai Muthu, Managing Director Malaysia, Blackberry.

According to Mr Annamalai, Blackberry currently focusing on user experience as their main selling point. In other words, regardless which version of Blackberry 10 you purchase, the user experience is definitely same. Though the spec wasn't as high as current competitor in market, however I gotta admit Blackberry had done a good job in optimising both software and hardware. It doesn't matter eventhough it is dual core, you will still get great user experience.

Here my quick video of first hands on on Blackberry Q5.

As a ex user of Blackberry Bold 2, 9700. The new Blackberry OS 10 definitely bringing new level of experiences. The OS itself is fully and heavy dependant touch gesture to operate. However I still believe it just the matter of learning ot get used to it only. You can easily navigate and use the OS 10 once you fully understand the way it operate. Really thumb up to Blackberry for the good job.

Overall, I felt it is cheap, affordable and good buy device for those who wanna start experiencing Blackberry 10 OS. With only RM 1,299 retail priced, you can get this NFC and LTE enable device on your palm. Not to mention the best of both world, touch screen and Keyboard. The only thing I dislike is the cheap plastic built body and also very light to hold. Alright don't get me wrong. Eventhough it is plastic, it is definitely durable. The next thing I wish to see an improvement from Blackberry is the camera.

Blackberry Q5 will available immediately on 15th July from all retail store and also Telcos with retail priced RM 1,299 and come with three color - Black, white and red.

P/s I won a Blackberry Q5 in the event itself during lucky draw! Weeeeeeeee