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Rogers Wireless and Motorola push versatility, durability and reliability to the limit with new 3G Motorola Extreme™ VA76r handset

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
    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

    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

    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

    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.

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