BlackBerry Unveils Q5 And BBM Support for Other Platforms

  • QWERTY-keyboard
  • Android and iOS
  • 5 Megapixels

Today at BlackBerry Live 2013, CEO Thorsten Heins announced the latest member of the BB10 family – the BlackBerry Q5.

  • QWERTY-keyboard
  • Android and iOS
  • 5 Megapixels

Today at BlackBerry Live 2013, CEO Thorsten Heins announced the latest member of the BB10 family – the BlackBerry Q5.

The Q5 is the younger sibling of the Q10 and according to BlackBerry is meant for emerging markets. The phone features a 3.1-inch touchscreen and the company’s signature QWERTY keyboards. The screen has a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels just like the Q10. It also packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 8GB worth of on-board storage which can be expanded via a microSD card slot.

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Another big announcement from the Canadian company today was about the BlackBerry Messenger. The company’s trademark messaging service will soon be available as a third-party app to iOS and Android sometime in July.

Initially the app will feature messaging and groups while other features such as voice, screen share and video will roll out as updates at a later date. The app will be compatible to iOS 7 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich or higher.

Blackberry is also announcing a new service for the app called “Channels”. The company is building the service as a social engagement platform within BBM that will allow users to follow brands and other popular personalities. Channels will also notify users to alert them when the channels they are subscribed to have posted something new.

Channels will soon roll out to the Z10, Q10 and Q5 with iOS and Android to follow later this year.

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