Previously we reported that the upcoming BlackBerry Q5 was available for pre-order in the UK SIM free. While having a device that isn’t subsidized by any network has its advantages, primarily being able to use it on various networks, the price is a bit on the high side. Those looking to get this model on a plan will be pleased to know that Orange, T-Mobile, and EE are now taking in pre-orders.
Orange is offering the BlackBerry Q5 for free at plans starting at £26.00 a month. This already comes with 400 minutes, unlimited texts, and 250 MB of data.
T-Mobile is offering the device for free starting at £26.00 a month which comes with 300 minutes to any network at any time, 500 texts to any network at any time, 1 GB data, unlimited Blackberry email, and unlimited Wi-Fi access at the London Underground.
EE is is offering the Q5 for free starting at £31.00 a month. This already comes with unlimited calls and texts but only 500 MB of data. The good news though is that you will be able to use the 4G capability of the device on EE.
All plans will come with the standard 24 month contract.
There’s no indicated specific date as to when this model will arrive on the three networks but since they are already accepting pre-orders then it’s definitely going to be released soon.
The BlackBerry Q5 sports a full keyboard just like the BlackBerry Q10. While the Q10 targets the higher end of the market the Q5 is a mid-range device that’s more likely to be picked up by the budget conscious consumer that wants to have the BlackBerry OS 10 experience without paying a high price.
BlackBerry Q5 Technical Specifications
- 3.1 inch LCD display
- 1.2 GHz dual core processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 8 GB internal storage
- 5 MP rear camera
- 2 MP front camera
- 2100 mAh battery
- 4G connectivity