Look out, kids, here's your new phone!

At least that's what BlackBerry is hoping with its newly unveiled "youthful and fun" BlackBerry Q5 smartphone.

Rather wisely, BlackBerry is launching a more affordable and colourful BlackBerry specifically at the youth market. A youth market, after all, which forms a sizable chunk of the BlackBerry userbase.

The new BlackBerry Q5 will be available in a range of colourways, including black, white, red, and pink. And before I go on, yes, the Q5 is probably the rumored BlackBerry R10.


The Q5 has a full QWERTY-keyboard, a 3.1-inch 720x720 display, and a camera boasting features such as BlackBerry Time Shift and Story Maker.

Q5 users will also be able to run all of the apps available to Z10 and Q10 owners, including thousands of apps and games ported over from Android.

Sociable users can share their Q5 screen or their own face with others via BBM Video, while everyone can get to all of their email and social networking updates using the BlackBerry Hub.

Not telling us the whole story?

While all of that sounds just dandy, BlackBerry still hasn't confirmed some rather vital specs for the Q5.

As it stands, we don't know how much RAM and internal storage the Q5 will house. Oh, and we don't know the megapixel count for its snapper, either.

Even UK retailer Phones 4u, which has announced it will be selling the Q5 from July, is none the wiser regarding the Q5's vital statistics. We'll keep you posted as and when we learn the details, though.

UPDATE: Phones 4u has now come clean with the details.

The Q5 specs are as follows:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 3.1-inch display
  • 2,100mAh battery