Rugged new Motorola Extreme™ VA76r the first ultra durable handset available on Canada's most reliable wireless networkTORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless and Motorola Canada today announced the availability of the Motorola Extreme VA76r (Motorola Extreme) - a versatile, rugged yet stylized handset designed to perform under the most strenuous conditions. Exclusive to Rogers Wireless the Motorola Extreme is the first of a line of rugged handsets that Rogers will offer on Canada's most reliable wireless network. The Motorola Extreme is certified to military (MIL) standard 810 F for dust, drops, vibration, temperature extremes, and humidity. MIL standards are the foundation of nearly all quality, reliability and testing specifications used in the ruggedized devices market today. "We're very excited to be launching our rugged portfolio by offering the Motorola Extreme to our customers," said Irv Witte, vice president, Business Marketing, Rogers Wireless. "The rugged, versatility of the Motorola Extreme and the call clarity and dependability of Canada's most reliable wireless network are a winning combination for even the most demanding job requirements." Whether it's out in the oil rigs or on the construction site, the Motorola Extreme is sturdy. Its durable design has withstood the benchmarks of military standard testing, which requires it to sustain:- Severe temperatures - can withstand operating temperatures from -10 degrees C to 55 degrees C - Drops - can withstand drops at a distance of 48 inches - Rain - can withstand extreme precipitation rates (280 l/m2/hr, 9 m/s velocity for 15 minutes) - Dust and Humidity - designed to withstand most humid and dusty conditionsTough enough to keep today's mobile workforce connected, the Motorola Extreme operates on Rogers Wireless 3G network, to keep users connected in most harsh and remote regions of the country. Especially useful for those in transportation, Rogers customers can access data roaming in over 130 countries worldwide(1) to remain in touch virtually wherever business takes them. With a powerful Internet browser(2) and high speed 3G downloading(2) capabilities, the Motorola Extreme keeps users connected. Other features of the Motorola Extreme include:- Large 2.2" inch, crisp display - 2 mega pixel, 8x zoom camera - Up to 4GB optional removable memory - Version 2.0 stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology"The Motorola Extreme on Rogers HSPA network is the perfect handset for Canadians working in extreme conditions," said Jim Madigan, director of GSM sales, Motorola Canada. "The rugged design of the Motorola Extreme and the speed and reliability of Rogers' network make staying connected in virtually all situations a reality." Pricing & Availability The Motorola Extreme VA76r is available for $199.99 with a three-year commitment exclusively at Rogers Wireless. For more information on pricing and service plans please visit www.rogers.com/rugged. About Rogers Wireless Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services across Canada to more than 7.5 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless voice and data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless provider and the only national carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. As well as providing seamless roaming in more than 200 countries around the world with its GSM based services, Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. The company is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com. About Motorola Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com. Certain mobile phone features may not be available throughout the entire network or their functionality may be limited. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.(1) Operates in many major cities and countries where GSM network coverage and roaming agreements are present. (2) Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.