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BQ
The history of a Spanish company

Index
1. Introduction
2. Purpose of the report
3. Research method followed
4. Results
a.
b.
c.

The origins of BQ
New era: Smartphones
3D Printers

5. Conclusion

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1. Introduction

Spanish company
created by six students

Great impact in technology sector.

2. Purpose of the report

to know the origins of BQ

to know how BQ became a great company

to know its philosophy

to know their products

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3. Research method followed


Official website
Websites of news about BQ

Websites specialized in
technology

4. Results: The origins of BQ


In 2008, six students of Escuela Tcnica Superior en Ingeniera de Telecomunicaciones de la
Universidad Politcnica de Madrid created:
Mundo Reader

They started selling custom USB memories

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4. Results: The origins of BQ


booq Classic

6 inch E-Ink Vizplex


600x800 pixels
8 levels of gray
180 grams
1 GB SLC internal memory
Samsung S3C2440 ARM9 400 MHz

4. Results: The origins of BQ

booq establishes its headquarters in Madrid, Las Rozas, Spain.


But they manufacture their products in China.

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4. Results: The origins of BQ


Some products are rewarded:
The e-reader BQ Avant XL rewarded by Digital 01
BQ Cervantes which is the best-selling e-reader in Spain
in 2011

This becomes to BQ in the top-selling company of e-readers


and tablets of Spain.

4. Results: The origins of BQ


BQ Edison 2

16 or 32 GB of internal memory
1 or 2 GB of RAM
Cortex A9 Quad Core 1,6 GHz
1280x800 Pixels
WiFi, HDMI and Bluetooth
Camera
Android 4.2.2

BQ Edison 3

32 GB of internal memory
2 GB of RAM
ARM Quad Core Cortex A7 1.3 GHz
1280x800 Pixels
WiFi, HDMI and Bluetooth
Camera
Android 4.4

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4. Results: New era - Smartphones


Summer 2012: BQ began working on its own line of
smartphones
In 2013:
o

April: launched the Aquaris 4.5

released the Aquaris 5, Aquaris 5 HD, Aquaris 5.7

4. Results: New era - Smartphones


Company philosophy: offer mid-range devices at an
affordable price
This made BQ get the 9.7% market share in 2013 in
Spain

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4. Results: New era - Smartphones


May 2014: BQ presented the family Aquaris E
August 2014: BQ Aquaris E5 HD was the best-selling
smartphone in Spain
November 2014: launched the BQ Aquaris E10, the first
tablet fully designed in Spain

4. Results: 3D Printers
BQ Witbox
o

Entirely designed and produced by BQ

Belongs to the top 10 of the best printers of the


world (elaborated by 3D Hubs)

Price: 1.690

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4. Results: 3D Printers
BQ Prusa i3 Hephestos
o

Sold in a kit

Price: 499.90

Video

5. Conclusion
BQ is one of the most important technology company in Spain.

BQ has a great tablet series which can compete with brands like Samsung.
BQ has changed the smartphone sector by offering midrange terminals for
a good price.
BQ has one the highest growth perspectives in the technology sector

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THE END
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