The BlackBerry Q5 went on sale today across Canada for about $50 on a two-year contract or $200 on a $150 tab, which falls in line with what we were expecting. Virgin has an exclusive on the red version, and elsewhere you'll only have the black model, even though we've seen the Q5 in white and pink during the launch. Here are some links to everybody putting this on store shelves.

That's an awfully broad launch, so expect to see plenty of these up north. I've been using the Q5 for a few days now, and honestly, I'm really happy with it. My impression is that you get about 80% of what the Q10 offers for $200 less. I even find the curved back more comfortable than the more squared-off rear of the Q10. 

If you're hankering to get your hands on one of these, stick around - there may be a giveaway coming soon... In the meantime, check out our review of the version launched last month in the UAE