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Rogers Wireless brings the BlackBerry Pearl to Canada

 

October 03, 2006 --

TORONTO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Today Rogers Wireless announced availability of the BlackBerry Pearl in Canada. The highly anticipated multimedia device developed by Research in Motion (RIM) is now available for the first time in Canada, exclusively by Rogers.

"Rogers Wireless continues to offer the latest innovations in mobile communications," says John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. "The BlackBerry Pearl is the latest example in a long line of exclusive offerings from Rogers Wireless. Throughout our history we have brought best-in-class handsets to the Canadian market, representing a cross-section of the best in smartphone technology, on email service, MP3 music as well as design and style."

As Canada's only wireless network operating on GSM technology, the most widely used wireless technology in the world, Rogers Wireless continues its leadership role in bringing the most innovative handsets to Canadians and is the exclusive carrier of the BlackBerry Pearl, the Nokia E62 and the Samsung D807. Next month, Rogers will add the Sony Ericsson K790i to its roster of exclusive devices.


BlackBerry Pearl

The BlackBerry Pearl is the next evolution in smartphone technology, incorporating polished and leading-edge design innovations into a compact and user-friendly handset. The BlackBerry Pearl is the first and only BlackBerry to be outfitted with a digital camera, multimedia capabilities and an expandable memory slot, while continuing to provide the industry leading BlackBerry experience that users have come to love.

Contained within its stunning and fashionable exterior, that measures just 4.2" x 1.97" x .57" and weighs only 3.1 ounces, is a quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE-enabled mobile application powerhouse delivering the fast performance of the latest generation BlackBerry handset platform. The built-in 64MB flash memory is now expandable with a MicroSD card, giving users extra storage for music, pictures, videos and data files.

The BlackBerry Pearl sells for $249.99 on a 3-year voice and data plan from Rogers Wireless and is available for purchase across Canada through Rogers Wireless dealers, retail points of sale or online at www.rogers.com

Nokia E62

The Nokia E62 smartphone is business-optimized incorporating Rogers' MyMail push e-mail, enhanced web browsing and Nokia's uncompromised voice quality taking push e-mail out of the corner office and into the hands of hard-working business professionals who want to save time. Rogers Wireless is the first carrier in North America to offer the Nokia E62 device to its customers.

The Nokia E62 device provides corporate employees or small-business owners alike a robust and functional push e-mail solution with Rogers MyMail powered by Visto. MyMail provides the option to have personal or corporate e-mail to be pushed to the Nokia E62 device.

The Nokia E62 device sells for $249.99 on a 3-year voice and data plan from Rogers Wireless and is available for purchase across Canada through Rogers Wireless dealers, and retail points of sale or online at www.rogers.com.

Samsung D807

The Samsung D807 slider handset is available exclusively from Rogers Wireless. The multifunctional handset provides on-the-go users with all the tools they need for work and play.

Along with its fashionable form, the Samsung D807 is packed with options including broadband-like download capabilities, built-in MP3 player with up to nine hours of music and a 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder. The Samsung D807 provides consumers with a true mobile multimedia experience, offering wireless connections to PDAs or printers through Bluetooth and the ability to download videos and MP3 files and save them on the accompanying 512MB memory card.

Weighing less than four ounces, and equipped with a 2.12" and 176 x 220 pixel display, the handset offers users an easy-to-use mobile interface. The slider design provides the option to hide the keypad when not in use.

The Samsung D807 sells for $199.99 with a 3-year service agreement and one-time instant rebate and is available for purchase at Rogers Wireless dealers and retail locations across Canada or online at www.rogers.com.

Coming soon exclusively from Rogers Wireless Sony Ericsson K790i - True mobile imaging

The Sony Ericsson K790i Cyber-shot is a digital camera, MP3 player and feature-packed EDGE phone all in one. Bring the K790i with you and you have a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, image and video stabilizer and built-in Xenon flash ready for any moment, anytime.

BestPic technology lets you capture several images in quick succession with one press of the camera key. Pick the best. Delete the rest. A camera stabilizer function compensates any small movement of your hand when you're taking a picture and shooting video. When you've taken a photo, you can share it straight away using Bluetooth multimedia messaging or blog it.

The Sony Ericsson K790i will be available in November exclusively from Rogers Wireless.

ABOUT ROGERS WIRELESS

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Rogers Wireless Inc. is Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications services provider with offices in Canadian cities across the country, more than 6.3 million customers, and two powerful brands: Rogers Wireless and Fido. Rogers Wireless, which operates Canada's largest and clearest integrated wireless voice and data network, providing advanced voice and wireless data solutions to customers from coast to coast, is Canada's only carrier operating on the GSM/GPRS technology platform, the world standard for wireless communications technology and the only technology that enables roaming around the world in over 180 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com

The BlackBerry, BlackBerry Pearl and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

SOURCE Rogers Wireless Inc.

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