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Stay close to what matters most; check email anytime, on the fly: Fido introduces Microsoft Windows Mobile-based devices, the Motorola Q9 and Samsung JACK

February 20, 2008

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    TORONTO, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - Fido customers can now make sure they 'never
lose out on anything', with unlimited personal emails available with most
popular domains, 3G high-speed mobile browsing and the ability to view and
edit Word and Excel documents and view presentations on Windows Mobile 6
powered devices, the Motorola Q9 and Samsung JACK.
    Windows Mobile is a mobile platform that offers the convenience of
staying connected while on the go, while still delivering the familiar
experience and functionality of a desktop PC. Customers will be able to
create, view, edit and send Microsoft Office documents, plus send and receive
unlimited emails from up to 5 email accounts, including Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail
and other POP3/IMAP accounts.
    "The typical Fido customer is a hip and young professional," said Patrick
Hadsipantelis, VP, Marketing, Fido. "They are social urbanites who are
constantly on the go and need to stay close to friends and colleagues. The
addition of the Windows Mobile 6 devices to our portfolio offers our customers
tremendous value in terms of unlimited emails and the ability to access
information and content that is relevant to them, whenever and wherever they
are."Customers will also be able to:

        -  Send and receive unlimited personal emails to most popular domains
        -  Browse the mobile internet, including the hottest online
           communities such as Facebook and MySpace, using Microsoft Explorer
        -  Enjoy an always-on wireless data access for instant real-time
        -  Access the enhanced Out and About portal, an exclusive portal
           giving up-to-date information on local bars, restaurants, concerts
           and events in 6 Canadian citiesPricing and availability

    The Windows Mobile 6 devices currently include the Motorola Q9 and the
Samsung JACK.
    The Motorola Q9 retails for $275 on a three year contract plus Windows
Mobile option. The Samsung JACK retails for $225 for a three year contract
plus Windows Mobile option.
    Windows Mobile plans start at $15 for 2MB and unlimited emails to most
popular domains including Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail. For a limited time,
customers who sign up for a Windows Mobile plan will also receive 3 months of
unlimited mobile browsing.
    For more information, visit

    About Fido

    Fido offers Canadian consumers a wide range of wireless voice and data
communications products and services, including international roaming in 200
countries. Fido is wholly owned by Rogers Wireless, Canada's largest wireless
provider and the country's only carrier operating on the global standard GSM
technology platform. For more information, please visit