Rogers first to bring Canadians BlackBerry Q10 enabled for 2600 MHz spectrum
BlackBerry Q10 to run on 2600 MHz spectrum with Rogers LTE - Canada's fastest
Rogers to be the first Canadian carrier to offer the BlackBerry Q10 in white
TORONTO, April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading
diversified communications and media company, today announced it will be the
first Canadian carrier to offer the new BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone enabled to
run on a 2600 MHz LTE spectrum, the fastest wireless internet band available
in Canada. The BlackBerry Q10 will be available in both black and white, and
Rogers customers will have access first to the white colour model.
Powered by the Rogers LTE network, Canada's fastest wireless internet, the
BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will enable Canadians to do more with their device
such as watch live sports in HD, download large files quickly and stream music
at faster speeds. The smartphone's physical QWERTY keyboard and touch screen
with the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform will help customers communicate
and collaborate faster and more efficiently.
"Being a Rogers customer means you have access first to what's next in mobile
technology. We're excited to be the first to offer Canadians a choice of the
black or limited-time exclusive white BlackBerry Q10, enabled to run on our
blazing fast 2600 MHz LTE spectrum," said John Boynton, executive vice
president of marketing and chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications. "As
we invest in innovative 2600 MHz-enabled devices, Rogers customers will
continue to enjoy an enhanced, superior wireless experience versus any other
Rogers announced earlier this month it will expand its LTE 2600 network to 44
new markets this spring. Among these new markets are Saint John,New
Brunswick; Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Muskoka, Ontario
and Collingwood, Ontario. Rogers has deployed more 2600 MHz spectrum than any
other Canadian carrier.
Offering a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience, the
re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry10 platform offers
customers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to their
The BlackBerry Q10 is designed to keep customers moving and includes
advancements such as:
-- The ever-present BlackBerry® Hub, which brings all your
conversations together in one easy to manage place that you can
access at any time from any app with a simple "peek," so you're
always only one swipe away from what matters to you.
-- BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which elegantly
separates and secures work applications and data from personal
content and lets you instantly switch between your personal and
professional profile for easy access to work apps and data.
-- BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger), which lets you harness the
power of collaboration and exchange ideas in an instant. BBM in
BlackBerry 10 includes voice calling and video chat, and lets
you share your screen with another BlackBerry 10 contact.
-- BlackBerry® Remember, which helps you tackle tasks quickly with
a new way to collect, organize and action all the information
sitting in different places across your smartphone.
The BlackBerry Q10 will be available at Rogers retail and dealer locations
across Canada in the coming weeks, starting at $199.99 with select three year
Current Rogers wireless customers were among the first to reserve the
BlackBerry Q10 smartphone on the Rogers Reservation System earlier this year
and pre-orders for new customers are available today at rogers.com. For more
information about BlackBerry Q10, visit: www.blackberry.com/BlackBerry10.
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).
BlackBerry, BlackBerry Q10 and related trademarks, names and logos are the
property of Research In Motion Limited.
Media inquiries: Kathryn Boland Rogers Communications (416) 935-6542
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