Win a BlackBerry Q5 from CrackBerry and TELUS!

The BlackBerry Q5 has just released on TELUS in Canada, and you know what that means!

Contest time!

BlackBerry Q5
By Michelle Haag on 14 Aug 2013 05:05 pm EDT

Yesterday marked the launch of the BlackBerry Q5 on TELUS, and to celebrate we are teaming up with them to give one of our fantastic readers a free Q5 of their very own. The Q5 has all of the BlackBerry 10 goodness you've come to love, or been hearing all about, but it's packed in a QWERTY form that's reminiscent of the Curve line. The Q5 is running BlackBerry 10.1 and does it well thanks to the 1.2GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. Believe it or not, the Q5 has the same 3.1" 720x720 display of the Q10, the only difference being the Q5 is an LCD compared to the SuperAMOLED screen of the Q10.

TELUS has a fantastic program for those new to BlackBerry or who might just need a little extra help with their device. As a TELUS customer you get a complimentary 15 to 45 minute learning session tailored to your needs at the the TELUS Learning Centre. With the option of either a one-to-one learning session or a group session, you're sure to get the hands on help that you need to help you get the most out of your new device.

Now, about that contest. To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you're interested in the BlackBerry Q5. Please only leave one comment, and if we catch you spamming you will be banned from this and future contests, and nobody wants that! Keep in mind, since the contest is sponsored by TELUS, it's only open to Canadians. Also, the contest is only for a device. The winner will be responsible for service, but luckily TELUS also has some great new plans including the SharePlus Plans that you'll want to check out if you haven't already.

We'll pick a winner next week! Good luck everyone!

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Reader comments

Win a BlackBerry Q5 from CrackBerry and TELUS!



Cause I'm a huge fan and would give this to my dad who is dying to get his hand on a BlackBerry 10 OS and I'll give it to him.

Posted via CB10 app on my Z10 Stl100-1 on

I'd love one of these to give to my siblings who can't afford a smartphone. I'm sure they'd love the Bb10 experience

That physical keyboard looks mighty sexy... love the physical feedback of typing, no matter what format. Please pick me :)

Since it's a lower end model I could use it on rugged trips to the arctic!

Posted by tapping on Halle (Black)Berry aka Z10

I would love to give this phone to my wife who refuses to part with her 9800. It will change her mind pretty fast I'm sure.
She is also running off contract right now so there is no better time.

BB10, Z10

I really would want to be chosen to win this q5 due to my parents really want to have a smart phone and they are currently with Telus.

It would be great for them as they can not afford to buy one at the moment.

Posted via CB10

I would like it because of the difference in the z10 compared to the q10. Not being used to the touch screen would be a great chance to change back.

Posted via CB10

First off Telus is great and second of all my wife's Bold 9780 is on the brink.

She'd love the q5.

Thanks CB.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10!

I love Blackberry phones. I am old school and love the keyboard. I love the fact that Blackberry is a Canadian company. I would love to have a chance to try this phone. FIngers crossed.

I would love to win the q5, my mom is in need of a new phone. She still using a RAZR flip. Please help me bring my mom to 2013

Posted from My Z10 via CB10

I work in retail selling phones and would live to be able to demo my Z10 and Q5 more effectively :). I also miss the keyboard sometimes... and the Q5 would make a great second device.

Posted via CB10

Telus is a great company and what better way to try out their service is with a Telus phone. Plus I would love to try the Q5 and it's awesome keyboard.

Posted via Z10

My friend's iPhone 4 is on the fritz, this would be a nice way to introduce her to BlackBerry 10.

Posted via CB10

i'm interested in the Q5 as a perfect 1st phone for my niece - and with BBM going cross-platform i can get to her get all of her non-bb friends on board with bbm!

My wife needs a BB10 device to replace her curve, this would do nicely.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Posted via CB10

I'm interested in the Q5 because I want to give it to my girlfriend so I can BBM video call her n so she can finally dump her shitty iPhone

Posted via CB10

I love all of the new BB10 devices - a Q5 would be a great way to get my daughter into the fold as well, and she can ditch her Android!

I want one for my wife. She has an iPhone 5 and is envious of my Z10. Can't justify buying another phone just yet so we'll just have to win one :)

Posted via CB10

Add to my collection. I would probably forward it onto a friend to share the blackberry love.

Posted via CB10

Q5 will be a fabulous replacement for my Galaxy which went through the washer in my cycling shorts.


I would like a Q5 because the BB10 OS is by far the best operating system on the market today. The combination of the BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone running the BB10 OS and the Telus network will make for an awesome mobile experience. #Canadian

I am a pilot out in Calgary (using a z10) and my girlfriend is a pilot out in northern Ontario (on telus). It's hard to communicate sometimes because she flys to places that don't have cell service! Unfortunately she got an iPhone for Christmas (NOT from me!!) and so we have been living off of whatsapp. Today, it took me an hour and twenty minutes for my whatsapp message to send.

Winning a Q5 would allow us to BBM Voice and Video making our long distance relationship that much easier!

Posted via CB10

My girlfriend would love to upgrade to a physical keyboard phone as she chats a lot. Her ancient BlackBerry survived a lot of stress and showing some age.

Posted via CB10

I would love to win this to give to my dad who's has always wanted a blackberry just never had the money. I would love to see a smile on his face

Posted on my Z10

I'm not with Telus will they just provide phone? Like my Q10 but Q5 better shape! Phone junkie here!!!

Posted via CB10

Because I'm a fan of BlackBerry and have been supporting them since day one. My first cell phone was a BlackBerry plus I like the qwerty keyboard.

Posted via CB10

I'm joining on behalf of my mom who resides in British Columbia..I want her to win the BlackBerry q5 to be able to communicate with her effortlessly using bbm video and voice without using third party apps. I'm a proud blackberry user. Z10 is my device and I won't go for any phone except for BlackBerry :D

Haru/~ Hate Blackberry and I'll hate you lol :D

Posted via CB10

very loyal BlackBerry person and got my daughter wanting one what a perfect birthday gift

Posted via CB10

Same as another poster, my father would love a keyboard phone to move into the smartphone age and this would be the perfect gift!

Posted via CB10

I would rather have this Q5 than my Z10 that randomly reboots at the most frustrating times and which has me questioning whether I really want to stick with BlackBerry or defect like so many others after waiting for so long for a BBRY that was going to save the day.

Posted via CB10

Hey I am on Telu and so far happy with Telus support for our beloved BB so this Q5 will be nice, thinking of getting it and using it instead of my pager..

I would love a Q5 so I can show it off to the office and get people hooked back on with BlackBerry

Posted via CB10

Would make a great gift to get more of the family connected - thanks Telus and Crackberry!!!

Posted via CB10

Yay, pick me! I'm a Vancouverite with a sense of entitlement. LOL! j/k But seriously, pick me 'cause my mom needs to update her phone; she has an old Curve. Cheers! xD

Posted via CB10

I would love to get this device for my wife. She likes the smaller blackberry devices. Plus we have a three old baby, so I'm playing the baby card here

Posted via CB10

I really want to try BB 10 and my BB Curve 8520 need successor so I would be more than happy to win it :)

Would love to give this to my wonderful wife who constantly puts up with her Army husband going away all the time

Posted via CB10

I have a z10... and I think a q10 is to expensive as a second device for me... but I'm not sure why, but I'm really like the design of the q5 :)

Posted via CB10

I Love the Q5 form factor. Reminds me of my old Curve. Plus I miss the darn keyboard!. The clickity sounds means I was getting stuff

I would use this phone as my daily driver for sure. The keyboard plus the larger screen plus BlackBerry 10...a clear winner!

PROUD owner of a BlackBerry 10!

I want it because ive entered so many contests I cant possibly come up with anymore reasons why i want the device, other then the fact I love blackberry.

I would love to have a cute phone like the Q5 and gift it to my mom. We can stay in touch with Telus.

Posted via CB10

This is great news to hear the Q 5 is in Canada. I thinks it's a great little device and would love to try it out and show it off.

Posted via CB10

Because I would love to have one to give to my son as his first ever cell phone... would be awesome if it was a BlackBerry 10 :)

Posted via CB10

As a customer of Telus I have to say, I think they are far better than the other carriers when it comes to customer service.
Now on to the Q5. I am very intrigued by this device. To be honest I might actually like the look of it better then the Q10. I like that the keys are separated, not like the Q10. I think the value you get for the Q5 is great. It's definitely not "half" of the Q10. I believe it is a really good device for those looking for a bit cheaper device then the Q10. It's more like 80% of the Q10 then 50%. Anyways I would love to win this Q5 and would put it to very good use. Good luck to everyone!

BlackBerry for life. Kick'n it with my Z10.

I had the Z10 and gave it to my brother when i got the Q10. My old man is the only one in the family who has Telus and the only one without a Berry. He needs one to complete the family trifecta!

Team Crackberry, you know I've been a faithful member and really do deserve this Q5 .. I'm not asking for the Porche Design.. but only a Q5. Please I need to add another BB to the household. My daughter would love it! Thanks for the opportunity CB!

I'm interested in it cuz blackberry phonez r da best n da phne is supa sleek n fine if I win dis all da chickz at ma side will want 2 join crackberry n also I wuld kill for a blackberry wit da 10 os

The Q5 with the new BB10 operating system would be the best fit for me and help Keep me moving! Combined with the Telus network how could you go wrong!!

I'm the biggest BlackBerry supporter around here and would love to be able to show the power of BB10 and the speed of a QWERTY to all my friends and BlackBerry haters out there.

Posted via CB10

Because I would like to try out using a phone with BlackBerry physical keyboard

Posted via CB10

Be a great present for younger cousin. She's 14 and I don't see her walking around with a Q10 because she is really clumsy and I rather risk the more affordable Q5.

Posted via CB10

My son has an old BlackBerry with physical keyboard and he needs a new phone. Don't what him to switch to another platform.

Posted via CB10

My mom is the last member of our family without a BlackBerry and the Q5 will make an excellent addition to the family! Currently we are sitting at two Z10s (one each of black and white) and my Q10.

The BlackBerry Q5 will be awesome. Need a awesome phone with a great qwerty keypad and miracast. Sign me up :)

Posted via CB10

I would want this q5 because I need something else to ad to my BlackBerry 10 show off arsenal!

Posted via CB10

Blackberry has a marvellous hardware specially in physical kewbord handsets. You can find stable operating system and security in blackberry. I love blackberry

I have a blackberry for a long time and i will never go with any other company but blackberry. Also i want the Q5 for my wife!!

Posted via CB10

This would be for my niece/goddaughter. I'm proudly using a Z10 and she's stuck using a a turd of an android phone. Doesn't hurt that she's a popular highschool student who will influence other teens to pick BlackBerry. ;-D

im interested because i need to load up on as many of these blackberry's in case they decide to leave the smartphone market in which case i will have many backups :P

I would like to win one for my sister. She just had her a baby boy born and amid all the excitement she needs a new phone to spread the news and take pictures. Regardless if I Win or not im still getting her this phone.

Posted via CB10

The Q5 is the Hyundai Elantra of the smartphone world - excellent value and quality in an attractive package.

Posted via CB10

I'm interested in the Q5 because it's a BlackBerry, it's one I don't have and I freakin' love the form factor.

Posted via Zeppelin or Quincy!

It's an amazing phone that can do plenty!!!

Would love the use of a keyboard plus the gf is on the fence about BB10.. this is something I know she would love once it hit her hands

Posted via Z10

Would love to have a BlackBerry Q5 on Telus to replace my daughter's iPhone with the broken screen... but then don't they all have broken screens? :D

Posted via CB10

I would love one because my wife's 9810 slider is pooched and she needs a new one
And we happen to be long time Telus subscribers

Posted via CB10

Would love one for my mom who is rocking a Motorola RAZR. I'm happy with my Z10 especially now that it's an Oreo thanks to shop crackberry!

Posted via CB10 with my Z10 Oreo

I'm interested in it because I need to see if BB10 can save RIM and help me recoup some of my investment in its stock AND i bought the Playbook at full price on the launch day!!!

I'm interested in the Q5 because I love BB keyboards and the fact that I will finally be able to show off a BB10 device to my friends makes winning this even cooler.

Woot, a great opportunity to help my wife upgrade to BB 10 from her battle-worn Torch running OS 6. Yes, I said it "6" ... seems so longer ago after being on a Z10 from launch day.

I like the style of it and the keyboard design seems pretty nice and it would make a perfect wedding gift for my sister!

Posted via CB10

My mom is already a TELUS client, she's currently on galaxy nexus and absolutely hates it. The blackberry Q5 would be perfect for her to switch to, she says she misses her keyboard from her old blackberry...the one with the stroller on the side!!

Pick me!! My mom will love you like one of her own!

On my Z10 somewhere in the GTA.

I have always been a BlackBerry user and stand behind the company 100%,I'm a Z10 user right now, but miss my qwerty keys and would love to get my hands onQ5 to satisfy my urge for the keyboard.

Posted via CB10

I'd like to have the BlackBerry Q5 because I want to see if it's keyboard is better than the one on my Q10. Anyway, who wouldn't want a free phone?

Q10 and Canadian all the way!

I am Very interested in the BlackBerry Q5. First off I have been a long time customer of TELUS over 13 years! Tied that in with the fact that I'm a CrackBerry Fan boy it does seem like a good fit!

I stood outside a TELUS Store in February the day of launch waiting for it to open so I could be one of the very first in Canada to buy the Z10! Loved the phone.

Recently I have gone back to my 9900, I just missed the keyboard on the phone so much. I am hoping that I can afford to buy a q10 of a q5 soon so I can go back to BlackBerry 10.

Winning a free phone from TELUS and CrackBerry would keep me moving!

I'd be sticking with my Z10, but it would be great for some of my family members who don't necessarily care about having the best of the best device.

I have been a loyal Telus customer for 8 years. And a BlackBerry addict for 4. I would love the Q5 then I can give my Z10 to my wife. I bought mine two days before they announced Q5 for Canada.

Posted via CB10

I would like one cauz i need to upgrade my curve thts falling this would be the perfect fit

I would give this to my mom. She got me hooked on blackberry since I was a kid. But recently she has been to the dark (Droid) side! I think this will bring her back to black! And she is with telus too!

I would love to be picked as a winner because I used to be on the Telus network before and realized it's a solid network compared to other big network......thank you Telus and Crackberry....

Sexy White BlackBerry Z10

I am now a z10 user and misses the physical keyboard of blackberry. I wanna win because i can have the latest BlackBerry 10 phone with physical keyboard

Posted via CB10