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Rogers and Samsung Mob!le debut the Highly Anticipated Galaxy S Captivate

October 28, 2010

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Features include four inch Super AMOLED screen, 5.0 megapixel HD camera

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TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications Inc. and Samsung Mobile
today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate™ smartphone is
available to Canadians exclusively through Rogers. Designed to enhance
the customers’ visual experience, the Android 2.1 powered device brings
mobile communication to the next level with its stunning 4-inch Super
AMOLED display, 5.0 megapixel camera with HD video recording, sleek
design and super fast 1GHz processor. 

“Our customers are excited for the next generation of products that keep
them connected and enable a variety of new and high quality
entertainment and communications experiences wherever they are,” says
Raj Doshi, Vice President, Mobile Product Management, Rogers
Communications Inc. “The high definition quality of the Samsung Galaxy
S Captivate screen makes it a great choice for customers looking for a
visual experience whether it’s viewing pictures of friends, watching
videos on YouTube or gaming.  Rogers is proud to be a leader in
bringing customers more of the exclusive Android devices they want on
Canada’s reliable network and we’re excited to offer the Samsung Galaxy
S Captivate to our customers.”

The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate features one of the best high definition
screens on a smartphone in North America. Serving as the nerve centre
of the device, the Super AMOLED screen offers unprecedented picture
quality even in the harshest lighting conditions, perfect for viewing
your favourite TV shows and videos anytime, anywhere.

The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is packed full of features that enhance
users’ daily life including 16GB internal memory and expandable memory
by 32GB microSDcard, a 5.0 megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus
and HD video recording, MP3 player, 3.5 millimetre headphone jack and
expandable memory for photos, videos and music up to 32GB.  Plus the
Captivate features Swype technology which makes emailing, texting and
tweeting faster, easier and more intuitive.   

“With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, we are taking the
multimedia aspects of smartphone technology to an entirely new level
and reinforcing to consumers why we’ve been the market leader for so
long,” said Paul Brannen, vice president, Samsung Mobile Canada.

The social media and multimedia features are accompanied by Google’s
Android 2.1 platform that offers users Google Mobile Services,
including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and
the Android Market™ with more than 80,000 applications.

Perfect for gamers, the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate features a six-axis
sensor that combines the smartphone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to
provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the
device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right. The
Samsung Galaxy S Captivate smartphone’s user interface also supports a
series of advanced touchscreen gesture capabilities including
multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate includes Samsung’s All Share
application, which enables inter-device connectivity through DLNA
(Digital Living Network Alliance), allowing users to send video content
wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV’s, monitors and
computers, allowing for a rich, interactive entertainment experience.

Pricing and Availability:
The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is available starting today exclusively
through Rogers retailers and for $179.99 with new activation on select 3-year term voice and data

For additional information about the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate
smartphone visit or

About Rogers Communications Inc.
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, and sports entertainment.
We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and
RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further
information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital
consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home
appliance products.

SECA upholds Samsung’s mission to provide consumers with innovative
digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology,
quality, features, performance and value. The company oversees the
Canadian operations of Samsung’s consumer electronics and home
appliance division, as well as its wireless terminals and information
technology division.  

Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997
and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004
to 2008.  Also through Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung
helps athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective
charities, including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada.  Samsung
is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada, Stars on Ice and is the
official HDTV sponsor of the NFL.

For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG
(1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit