Rogers launches BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and announces availability of BlackBerry Q10

Rogers launches BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and announces availability of 
BlackBerry Q10 
BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 to be powered by the Rogers LTE Network - 
Canada's fastest wireless internet; 
Customers will be among first in the world to pre-register for a QWERTY style 
BlackBerry Q10 on the Rogers Reservation System; 
BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 certified for suretap™ - Rogers exclusive 
mobile payment technology 
TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading 
diversified communications and media company, today announced it will offer 
the new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone as of February 5(th), 2013. The new 
all-touch smartphone will be powered by the Rogers LTE network, Canada's 
fastest wireless internet, and available in black and white at Rogers retail 
and dealer locations across Canada starting at $149.99 with select three year 
The company also confirmed it will offer Canadians access to the BlackBerry 
Q10, which features a physical QWERTY keyboard, in 2013. Current Rogers 
wireless customers can beat the line and pre-register for BlackBerry Q10 
starting January 31(st), 2013, on the Rogers Reservation System.* Customers 
will be among the first in the world to pre-register for this device in 
advance of retail availability. 
"Being a Rogers customer means you have access first to what's next in mobile 
technology. Our customers were among the first in the world to pre-register 
for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and now the BlackBerry Q10," said John 
Boynton, executive vice president marketing, and chief marketing officer, 
Rogers Communications. "Many of our customers are looking forward to 
experiencing BlackBerry 10 on the Rogers LTE network - Canada's fastest 
wireless internet. Our teams of in-house BlackBerry experts are available to 
ensure consumers and businesses have access to world-class service and 
The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to launch with the re-designed, 
re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, giving customers a 
powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The BlackBerry Z10 
smartphone is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, and 
offers a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer's needs. 
"The new BlackBerry 10 smartphones deliver a powerful new platform for 
BlackBerry customers. Combined with the Rogers LTE network, BlackBerry 10 
smartphone customers will be delighted with a re-invented communication 
experience, seamless multitasking, easy access to multiple social networks, 
and the peace of mind that BlackBerry security gives them," said Carlo 
Chiarello, executive vice president, global smartphone business, Research In 
BlackBerry Z10 is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements 
such as: 

    --  Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub -  A new mobile computing
        paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one
        swipe away
    --  Keyboard -  Understands and adapts to customers, so they can
        type faster and more accurately
    --  BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) -  Allows customers to share
        things with the people that matter to them in an instant
    --  BlackBerry® Balance™ technology - Protects what is
        important to customers and the businesses they work for

Rogers will deliver the ultimate BlackBerry Z10 experience:
    --  BlackBerry 10 Powered by Rogers LTE Network, Canada's Fastest
        Wireless Internet - The Rogers LTE network lets customers
        access files, download documents, stream video content and
        music at faster speeds.
    --  BlackBerry 10 Experts and Support - As the Canadian carrier
        with the largest base of BlackBerry customers in Canada, Rogers
        has extensive BlackBerry experience. In-store reps, Rogers
        TechXpert advisors, small business and enterprise experts are
        available to ensure customers have a seamless BB10 experience.
    --  Rogers One Number - Exclusively from Rogers, this BlackBerry 10
        app will let customers set up reach me rules such as Advanced
        Call Forward and Do Not Disturb. Customers can also talk, text,
        send picture messages and video chat through the Rogers One
        Number web portal, using their existing wireless phone number.
    --  Rogers TechXpert for Wireless - An exclusive new service for
        Rogers customers, offering extended wireless device support
        delivered live, online or by phone. Customers that sign up for
        a BlackBerry 10 smartphone from Rogers with select three year
        plans get one month of free TechXpert for Wireless service.
    --  Rogers Anyplace TV Live - This preloaded mobile app live
        streams games like NHL hockey, soccer, Blue Jays baseball, NBA
        basketball, and tennis, along with kids' programming and
        real-time news like CityNews.
    --  Rogers Smart Home Monitoring for Mobile - Coming soon to Rogers
        Smart Home Monitoring customers, this BlackBerry 10 app will
        let customers securely view and control their Smart Home
        Monitoring system from anywhere, using their smartphone.
    --  My Account - Allows customers to manage their wireless account
        directly through an application that is preloaded on their
        BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
    --  Sportsnet Mobile - Available exclusively for the BlackBerry 10
        platform at launch, and preloaded for Rogers customers, the
        Sportsnet app gives fans a new look and feel with deeper stats,
        customizable alerts including up-to-the-second game scores and
        in-game moments, the latest content and analysis from writers and
    --  suretap™ supported - An exclusive Rogers service that
        lets customers turn their smartphone into a mobile wallet by
        securely downloading credit card details to a secure SIM card
        for use in mobile payments. At launch, BlackBerry 10
        smartphones purchased at Rogers retail and dealer locations
        will come with a suretap SIM card.

*The Rogers Reservation System is available to current Rogers wireless 
customers across Canada. Customers can pre-register for a device by visiting under My Account. Full details about BlackBerry Q10 including, 
price, availability and specifications, will be announced in 2013. For more 
information, visit:

BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos 
are the property of Research In Motion Limited. RIM is not responsible for any 
third party products or services.

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data 
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable 
television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media 
we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, 
magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We 
are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and 
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

Media Inquiries: Michelle Lewis Manager, Public Relations Rogers 
Communications (416) 935-8339

SOURCE: Rogers Wireless and Cable

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