Rogers first to bring Canadians BlackBerry Q10 enabled for 2600 MHz spectrum

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 
wireless internet; 
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 
carrier." 
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 
needs. 
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 
plans.

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 
Kathryn.boland@rci.rogers.com

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SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.

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