The BlackBerry Q5 is a few weeks off of its initial release and will soon be available in Canada from Bell, Fido, Koodo, Sasktel, TELUS and Virgin Mobile as well as retail stores like Best Buy Canada and Target (oddly no mention of Rogers). The Q5 will come in black and red models and will be available starting August 13th. 

In case you missed it, the Q5 is a full-QWERTY device featuring a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera and BlackBerry OS 10.1. 

Be sure to check out our full BlackBerry Q5 review if you're thinking about picking one up. Check out the full press release below.

Press Release

BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone Launches in Canada

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 30, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today announced that the newest BlackBerry® 10 smartphone, the BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone, will arrive in Canada on August 13, 2013. The new smartphone will be available from authorized partners Bell, Fido, Koodo, Sasktel, TELUS, and Virgin Mobile Canada, as well as retail stores Best Buy Canada, Future Shop, Target, TBooth Wireless, The Mobile Shop, The Source, Walmart, and WIRELESSWAVE, across the country.

The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard in a stunning, youthful design that radiates confidence. With its dual core 1.2GHz processor, vibrant touchscreen and 4G/LTE network support, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a smooth, fast and rich browsing experience. Its messaging and social networking features enable customers to have fun, create, share and stay connected, while on the move.

Available in two colour models in Canada - Black and Pure Red(i) - the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a powerful and unique mobile computing experience with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality. Features and apps work seamlessly together, allowing customers to flow easily from one activity to the next. With its classic QWERTY keyboard re-engineered for optimized typing and its 3.1" touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.

Andrew MacLeod, Managing Director for Canada at BlackBerry said, "Canada is our home, and bringing the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone here is a testament to our strong partner support and ongoing commitment to delivering innovative technologies that enable Canadian enterprises and consumers to improve how they connect and communicate."

Offering superior business productivity features, market-leading enterprise security and a fast, effortless experience, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone is a perfect mobility solution for any Canadian organization. For enterprise customers who want to upgrade to BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone is a powerful and cost-effective device to roll out across any organization.

The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone comes with BlackBerry 10 version 10.1. 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. Create the perfect shot every time with the camera Time Shift mode, tell your story using BlackBerry® Story Maker, and instantly share updates with friends on Facebook® and Twitter®. Use BBM™ Video with Screen Share to connect with contacts(ii), and visit the BlackBerry® World™ storefront to discover the more than 120,000 available apps.

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