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

April 9, 2013

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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 BlackBerry 10 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.

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SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.