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Rogers Introduces Canada's First 3.5G Embedded Netbooks

July 10, 2009

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Rogers mobile Internet ready netbooks offer built-in mobile broadband
    technology for the ultimate access to your online worldTORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - Another innovation first from Rogers was
announced today with the launch of mobile Internet ready netbooks. Canada's
fastest network is now the mobile Internet service provider for the first 3.5G
embedded laptops in Canada - exclusively from HP.
    The HP Mini 110 netbooks now available include embedded mobile broadband
technology to connect to the Web over Rogers 3.5G wireless network across
Canada - three times faster than any other - offering customers the freedom to
choose when and where they enjoy a true broadband Internet experience. With
download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps, Rogers mobile Internet ready netbooks deliver
the ultimate convenience and productivity for work or play online with just a
few clicks - no need to search for WiFi or wired access.
    "Just as voice communications have long expanded beyond finding a pay
phone or waiting until you get home to make a call, as the Internet evolves
from a source of information to an enabler of communication, mobile Internet
ready netbooks are the perfect companion to our richly connected lives," says
Mansell Nelson, Vice President of Business Product Management, Rogers
Wireless. "Rogers is proud to lead this innovative new product category and
now offer our customers an even wider selection of wireless products to meet
their mobile needs."
    The HP Mini 110 is available for $299.99, exclusively at Future Shop and
Best Buy stores across Canada with a two year plan. Wireless data plans for
Rogers mobile Internet ready netbooks start at just $25.00, plus $6.95 system
access fee and other fees a month for 500 MB.HP Mini 110 Series PC
      -  Featuring a 10.1-inch display and a keyboard that is 92 per cent the
         size of a standard notebook PC, the HP Mini 110 starts at 2.57
         pounds and measures just over one-inch thick. Powered by an Intel
         Atom Processor, the HP Mini 110 supports up to 1 GB of memory and
         comes equipped with a 160 GB hard drive."Whether it's for business or personal use, Canadians want a fast
connection to the Internet whenever and wherever they happen to be," says Jeff
Cates, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at HP Canada. "Through this
first-of-its-kind offering in Canada, HP wants to continue to deliver the
technology our customers need to meet the needs of their increasingly mobile
    The Rogers 3.5G HSPA network is now available in more than 25 of Canada's
top markets from Victoria to Halifax, reaching more than 75 per cent of the
population. For more information on current coverage areas, please visit

    About Rogers Wireless

    Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 8 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless
and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's fastest mobile data network as
well as the most reliable network for voice with the clearest reception and
fewest dropped calls, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless provider
and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly advanced
HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing seamless roaming in more
than 200 countries/areas with its GSM based services, Rogers Wireless also
provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed
wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications
Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media
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