LG and Rogers announce Canada's fastest smartphone, bringing a premium wireless experience to Canadians this fall
Rogers adds the LG Optimus G to its lineup and continues to grow the
largest selection of the fastest devices available in Canada
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ – LG and Rogers Communications today
announce the LG Optimus G, a premium LTE-enabled smartphone with a
unique 2600 MHz enabled version that will be exclusively available at
Rogers in November 2012, as Canada’s first 2600 MHz enabled LTE
The LG Optimus G takes speed to the next level by offering maximum
theoretical LTE download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and will be the first
smartphone to support connectivity on the 2600 MHz spectrum. From live
streaming HD sports, downloading HD files and streaming YouTube video
clips and movies, the LG Optimus G will allow Canadians to do more with
their mobile device at faster speeds than ever before.
“We are thrilled to offer Canadians the LG Optimus G on our LTE network,
the fastest mobile network technology in the world,” said John Boynton,
Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “We were
the first to launch an LTE network in Canada and we continue to invest
heavily in rolling the network out across the country. By offering
Canadians the first 2600 MHz enabled LTE smartphone, the LG Optimus G,
we are allowing faster connections to download large files on the go,
give sport fans every second of the game on their smartphone or let
commuters maximize their travel time.”
The LG Optimus G is a high-end Android 4.0 smartphone that offers
powerful performance, an elegant and sleek design, and an innovative
user experience. It will be the first LTE device featuring Qualcomm’s
Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor in Canada which will provide an
enhanced gaming experience with faster frame rates, smoother play and
support for higher HD resolution displays. The LG Optimus G is also
packed with a beautiful 4.7-inch IPS HD display with 320ppi high pixel
density, 2,100mAh battery, and 8MP camera with HD video capture.
Customers can begin to preorder the LG Optimus G in mid-October at www.rogers.com.
Rogers is continuing to roll out its LTE network, expanding coverage in
Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary, Moncton, St. Johns and
Vancouver, and adding a number of new cities from coast to coast with
the plan to cover approximately 60 per cent of the population by the
end of the year. On October 1st, Rogers plans to launch LTE in Kingston, Edmonton, Quebec City,
Oakville, Burlington, London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and
Barrie. Even more cities will launch in 2012 and throughout 2013.
Rogers was the first in Canada to introduce LTE devices a year ago, and
today it has the largest selection of LTE devices in the country.
Rogers LTE network is available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.
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).
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SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.