Importance of Q5
BlackBerry launched its mid-range Q5 handset Tuesday afternoon in New Delhi, at a price of Rs 24990.
Why is this handset a big deal? Because BlackBerry's revival rested on its all-new BB 10 software - but the only two BB 10 handsets that have been launched so far have been priced too high to make a difference to markets such as India.
The Z10 came in at Rs 43000, and the keyboard-equipped Q10, at a staggering Rs 45000 price that was universally criticized.
So while much of the world didn't get very excited about the Q5, India's mobile market has been very curious about it.
Text: Prasanto K Roy, IANS
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