Rogers launches BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and announces availability of
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
-- Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub - A new mobile computing
paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one
-- 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
Sportsnet.ca 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
Rogers.com under My Account. Full details about BlackBerry Q10 including,
price, availability and specifications, will be announced in 2013. For more
information, visit: www.blackberry.com/BlackBerry10.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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