Red Dot Design Award: Product design 2014
The design of the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone emphasises the switch to the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The rectilinear lines of the Q5 create a solid look, while the rounded edges of the back demonstrate ergonomic improvements. Replacing physical menu keys with contextual menus has allowed an increase in screen size. Despite that, the smartphone has also managed to retain a large keypad to augment readability, clarity and accuracy.