BlackBerry's Q5 has been confirmed for sale in the UK by Phones 4u. The phone, which is planned for release from July, will be the first mid-range handset to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.

While Phones 4u didn't go into date or price specifics, BlackBerry has until now remained very cagey about exactly where the Q5 would be going on sale. 

Phones 4u has previously helped launch new BlackBerry handsets in the UK, including the Q10 and Z10, both of which went on sale at the chain of shops exclusively in white for a limited time.

Read: BlackBerry Q5 pictures and hands-on

From our brief time with the phone it looks like an impressive proposition. A lot of its success will depend on price, but given the speedy performance of BlackBerry 10, the handset handles better than a lot of the mid-range Android competition.

Expect more on BlackBerry Q5 pricing and availability as soon as we have it. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.