BlackBerryÃ‚Â® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today announced that the newest BlackBerryÃ‚Â® 10 smartphone, the BlackBerryÃ‚Â® 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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Black and Pure Red(i) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 3.1Ã¢â‚¬Â³ touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.
Andrew MacLeod, Managing Director for Canada at BlackBerry said,
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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 BlackBerryÃ‚Â® 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 BlackBerryÃ‚Â® Hub lets you stay close to whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s important to you without stopping what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing. Create the perfect shot every time with the camera Time Shift mode, tell your story using BlackBerryÃ‚Â® Story Maker, and instantly share updates with friends on FacebookÃ‚Â® and TwitterÃ‚Â®. Use BBMÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Video with Screen Share to connect with contacts(ii), and visit the BlackBerryÃ‚Â® WorldÃ¢â€žÂ¢ storefront to discover the more than 120,000 available apps.
For more information on the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, please visit http://ca.blackberry.com/Ã‚Â [signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]