By Emeka Aginam
Running on the re-designed, re-engineered BlackBerry 10 software, global leader in wireless innovation, Research In Motion has unveiled the BlackBerry Q5 device in the Nigerian market. The new product, according to the mobile phone maker is now available from authorized carriers and retailers in the country.
The all new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard in a stunning, youthful design that makes it easy for customers to have fun, create, share and stay connected.
It is available in black and white color models, and offers a powerful and unique mobile computing experience with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality.
Features and apps work seamlessly together, allowing every move to flow into the next. With its QWERTY keyboard, re-engineered to optimize typing, and its 3.1” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives users the best of both worlds. The product comes with the BlackBerry 10.1 software. 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.
The BlackBerry Q5 device is designed with youths in mind — varied colours, high mega-pixel camera, and the BBM Screen-share and BBM video features. Users can create the perfect shot every time with BlackBerry Time shift, and tell their story using BlackBerry story maker and share with friends on Facebook. Using BBM Video with screen share, more than 120,000 apps available on the BlackBerry world storefront are waiting to be discovered.
RIM teams up with NotJustOk for online contest
Meanwhile, BlackBerry has teamed up with popular online platform, NotJustOk to the “BlackBerry Q5 5×5” contest to Nigeria. With this development, Nigerians now have the chance to vote for some of their favourite musicians and artistes’ voice notes and decide which artiste gets to have five brand new BlackBerry Q5 devices to give to their fans. According to BlackBerry, the contest will feature popular artists including Tolu “Toolz” Oniru, Terry tha Rapper , Ajebutter22 , Bez and ChiGul. Accordingly, each, artist’s voice notes will be hosted on the NotJustOk website and their fans will have the opportunity to vote for them on NotJustOk and decide which artiste gets to win five devices to give out to their fans.