One for the ladies? The Pink BlackBerry Q5 goes on sale in Dubai

Pink Q5
By James Richardson on 3 Jan 2014 04:28 am EST
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While the cheapest hardware keyboard handset in the BlackBerry 10 family - the Q5 - may have been on sale in Dubai for some time it is only now that it appears that the pink version is available. The black Q5 can be picked up from a whole bunch of retailers, whereas the white variant from only two currently. 

It seems that it is Carrefour that are stocking the pink BlackBerry Q5 and it's priced at 1,499AED - which is actually a bit cheaper than here in the UK. Clearly the pink Q5 won't be for everyone but it may well appeal to the fine ladies in Dubai.

Are you in Dubai and would pick up the pink BlackBerry Q5? Sound off in the comments. 

Thanks to forum member mttomas for the heads up

Order the Pink BlackBerry Q5 from the Carrefour Webstore

95 comments

christoph77

Cool, for women! :)

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Make it a "T-Mobile exclusive", haha

Only half kidding

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Benjamin_NYC

Nor a bad idea actually.

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BlueRaven25

Nice!!!

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nanda_s

That is prettier than a 5S.

Q10 \m/

nanda_s

Correction

5C

Q10 \m/

ririeisdead

+1

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+fun

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John Meredith

Let's just hope that the paint job is better quality that the terrible red... matt finishes seem to be much better on the Q5.

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thisiscjay

I thought the red looked attractive at a glance.

zdn1042

Same here. But I still prefer the white one though.

rhon3g

Q5 is 999 riyals in saudi arabia. Same with Z10, and the Q10 is 1599 riyals too.

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Dylanmichael603

Can we talk about the 10.2 update release date for AT&T instead...

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tvst28

Haha! You still have hope it seems. I waited for that from T-Mobile a while, then went the leak route. Now even if they were to release 10.2.0.x, that would be no good for me (having spent some time on 10.2.1.x).

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ObadaAlZayed

I live in Dubai, who want pink q5??
I will give you for 1500$

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tommo7788

Bargain... you should work for BlackBerry with pricing like that.....

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qwerty4ever

He probably is in charge of BlackBerry's global pricing scheme.

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QXS

I'd use it (I'm a guy)

8310 >> 9800 >> Z10 10.2.1.1925 (Forever BlackBerry)

qwerty4ever

If you to say you're a guy, you likely aren't a guy. Sorry I confused this forum with chat forums where people claim to be women. ;-)

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Prem WatsApp

What's wrong with sporting the official T-Mobile colors?

;-) a bit "qweird" for sure but not objectionable. Each to their own. I'd have no probs with it, maybe I could even get my wife on querty....

Good marketing thing, hope it sells

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dayno25

When is this coming to Australia? Is it?

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Botshelo Mokoka

Blackberry should re-release the Q5 with as five or six different summer colours... I have the Z10 but my woman wants either a yellow or pink Q5 here in South Africa...

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sugbo

Its already sold out for the moment...

tracygee

Is it? Well that's a good sign.

Siya10

How much us dollars?

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Siya10

409 USD ?! Still insane!

200usd is the right price!!! (still more than a Moto G)

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Thesmartmale

It's sold for $290 in saudi arabia, $370 for the Z10 and $479 for the Q10.

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Siya10

OK, but aren't 1499 aed, 400usd?

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Thesmartmale

Yeah, it's more costly in Dubai.

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Siya10

I'd buy one for 290usd.

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Pilot Prop

I think this would be a good look for women of all ages

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laketrout73

And flamboyant men too!

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BBUK14

I think the Q5 should never have been made. At least, I think it shouldn't have been made like this. It looks cheap as hell, and is an embarrassment to BlackBerry 10 in my opinion. The Q10 and Z10 look great, as does the Z30 of course, but anyone who has actually held a Q5 in their hands whilst sober will tell you that the plastic looks as cheap as the microwavable dish that comes with ready-made lasagna. I was shocked at how awful the Q5 quality is was I first saw it. God knows what BlackBerry were thinking.

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FernCommodari

The iPhone 5C sells like candy, with similar build quality. Q5 is designed for the same market. No advertising = no sales!

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qwerty4ever

The BlackBerry Q5 while made of plastic is a high-quality smartphone. I dropped my BlackBerry Q5 twice and it remains in pristine condition. In terms of weight it is comparable to my BlackBerry Bold 9700/9780 made of metal.

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MadMarti

Sorry, but you are massively exaggerating! The plastic used on the Q5 is of a very high quality. Use one for a while to get a real opinion.

marvelfredo

It has been AED 1499 since launch here in the UAE, which is 410$ in US. The offer now is that it is available for AED 1499 and you get a carrefour gift voucher of AED 350. The gift voucher value in USD is 96$. So if you consider it as a discount then yes you get the Q5 for a discounted price of USD 315. But you do have to use the 96$ on purchasing something else.

Siya10

Thanks for the info!

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Jamal Abuhijleh

There is also aa 95$ voucher, so its almost 300$ only

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jojo beaconsfield

That's more like it,I don't want to see any more write downs,even less would be better.

Addie Jane

I'm loving my white Q5, but a pink one would be perfect for me!

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Thesmartmale

They sell for 290 here in saudi arabia. (in Jarir)

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olisg

They sell at 450 dollars here in Singapore which is a high price to pay

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zahidaltaf

In addition to all that, the main network provider Etisalat is providing 6 months social service (BBM, FB, TWITTER & WHATSAPP) for free on purchase of any BB10 device.

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Nonocrack

Here in Belgium they are selling the Q5 from 200-350€ only white and black version. At 200€ it's a good deal but currently you will have to search for hours before finding one at this price, most of the time it's priced at 300 or more, whereas the Z10 can be found for 250-300€ it's just not reasonable to price the Q5 with such a high price tag
Furthermore they should have released the Q5 around the world in the 4 colors at launch and put them to show in the biggest shopping malls. The nice color variants would have been noticed right away. I see this with the iPhone 5C, they are displayed in the 4 color variants and although I dislike thr iPhone 5C it looks great to see cheerful colors ! BlackBerry could have give an option for those young people who wanted colorful smartphones at a reasonable price tag (half of the price of the iPhone 5C at least)

I for the matter would have loved to have the possibility to buy a red BlackBerry Q5 !

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FernCommodari

The 5C is given away for free at big box stores like Target in the USA, with an upgrade or new contract.

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Observation Junkie

I'm sure there are many men who would also enjoy a pink phone

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jojo beaconsfield

Yeah yeah ,to go with their pink pants,right? ha ha

qwerty4ever

No silly. (o match their pink tie.

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OTCHRussell

I like pink shirts on men!!!

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jojo beaconsfield

Pink shirts and a great tan ,hard to beat on a golf course ,I have 2 and feel special in pink, not so special as to carry a pink phone though.haha lol

masterful

Nice

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wysiwyg86

Here in the DC Metro area I have yet to see or feel a Q5. This pink one would definitely do the job of getting my wife to switch.

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Rootbrian

If this Q10 was pink... lol

I need to get a pink silicone case OR dye my clear one pink.

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oystersourced

Ooo looks sweet.

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Siya10

Blue one would be great!

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huungryshark

Q5 is too expensive, it looks and feels so cheap. Then it should be cheap, 100-150$

jayceeXzero

Here in phils. Z10 for $300 and q5 for $260, q10 for $490 and z30 for $500+. :)

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huungryshark

I Germany the Q5 is 330euro, that's insane! You can buy TWO Moto G for that price (169euro)

FernCommodari

Poor pricing due to poor market research is a big reason why OS 10 devices have failed to sell in many markets!

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huungryshark

Q5 = 320euro and Nexus 5 is 89 euro more, now compare this two mobile phones . It is a difference same a Volkswagen and a Ferrari, lol

FernCommodari

Which is the Ferrari in your opinion?

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MadMarti

Why should I compare a QWERTY device to a Full Touch device?

djraz_official

What a sexist title. That type of stereotyping need not be used here.

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M2H4

Everyone is always trying to be politically correct. There's no sexist intent in the title at all. A large portion of men will not use this device and that's simply the truth. The pink phone is intended to be a 'female device'. It's okay to say for the ladies without always thinking in some type of negative undertone in an attempt to be politically correct

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MadMarti

Don't open up that box... We should agree, that no color has a gender and therefore in an open minded society ideally men and women don't prefer specific colors. It's only a matter of taste.

lindahu

+1 Well put.

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blackberry008

I think the pink q5 looks nice and I am a guy.

The red one looks funky and the pink one is hot.

Dark Theme 10.2 white Z10

qwerty4ever

A sexist headline if ever I read a headline. But hey it's Dubai so we must be culturally-sensitive. Meanwhile, CrackBerry editors need sensationalist low-brow headlines to garner page clicks. Yay!

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jsocan

It's long overdue. BlackBerry should make the pink Q5 available worldwide and promote it with the 'Pink for Breast Cancer' fund-raising campaign by donating a certain amount, say $5, for every pink Q5 sold.

zahidaltaf

@jsocan - nice suggestion.

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roguerebellions

I do like this phone and wish it was available in North America. Although the Q5 is the "budget" BlackBerry 10 mobile, it seems to be the most expensive to buy!

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New_Z10

What os the delay rolling this out. Color is a differentiator - how hard is it to roll out 5000 in canada.

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xkiller105

I'm using the black one and I love it!!! I used to have the 9320. And this one is just great. Only thing that sucks is the battery life...

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Nate650

Cool.

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YTDW2000

I think coloured Q5's have a better chance at being big sellers than the plain black ones.

Sent from my BlackBerry Z30

purifylife2011

I'm envious of you Dubai

jojo beaconsfield

I can see tons of women snapping them up,BB should donate a couple of bucks per device to the cancer institute ,if a woman buys one and wishes to take advantage of BB's generosity,Good PR.So easy !!!.

TranceRomance

Wow! I think someone needs to take Alicia Keys spot as creative global director!

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TranceRomance

For the working class lady! I dig it! Reminds me of Legally Blond.

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CMcRob

Pink! I want one soooo bad...

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K LALA

I want!!!!

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Toone007

I use the black one professionally. It's robust + I can send a message with my working gloves on. At my view the Q5 is overpriced, max 200€ would be a better price. Now the retailers are selling the device in Belgium at +-300 euro, to much. There is a need to re-price all the BlackBerry10 devices. Also the idea to re-brand the BlackBerry10 device's is good.

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jojo beaconsfield

@mondi thanks I didn't know so much about the color pink before.LOL

John Timothy

now you know why the sales of Q5 have been disappointing. For a bit more money you can buy a Z10. Boy do they need to figure out their pricing strategy and soon!

Fineman Ebiekwa

Pin:2AEEA7FB

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towngirl

I totally want a pink BlackBerry!! Though, would prefer it in the z10

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Er1nyes

Speaking as a woman: retch!

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