BlackBerry today announced the new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone is expected to be available in the Philippines beginning August24, 2013. The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will be available from authorized retailers in the Philippines. For information on pricing and availability, check with your retailer.

The all new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard in a stunning, youthful design that is confidentandmakes it easy for customers to have fun, create, share and stay connected.

Available in Black, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a powerful and unique mobile computing experience with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality. Features and apps work seamlessly together, allowing your every move to flow into the next. With its classic QWERTY keyboard re-engineered for optimized typingand its 3.1” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.

Kristian Salvo, Country Manager for the Philippines at BlackBerry said, “We are excited to bring the new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone to the Philippines. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a great experience to customerswho want to have the power of BlackBerry 10 with a QWERTY keyboard in a stylish youthful design, making it easy for them to have fun and stay socially connected with those that matter most to them.”

The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 10 version 10.1. As part of the BlackBerry 10 experience, a peek into the BlackBerry Hub lets you stay close to what’s important to you without stopping what you’re doing. Create the perfect shot every time with the cameraTime Shift mode, and tell your story using BlackBerry Story Maker and share with friends on Facebook.Use BBM Video withScreen Share,and discover the more than 120,000 apps available on the BlackBerry World storefront.

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