BlackBerry announced today that the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will arrive in Canada on August 13, 2013. It 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 the latest BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.1, a QWERTY keyboard with its dual core 1.2GHz processor, touchscreen and 4G/LTE network support. It’ll be available in two colour models in Canada – Black and Pure Red. You’ll be able to take advantage of some great native apps and the camera to create the perfect shot every time with the 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, and visit the BlackBerry World storefront to discover the more than 120,000 available apps.