Rogers Wireless and Joshua Jackson Unveil the HTC Dream™ and
HTC Magic™TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The wait is over and the mobile revolution is
here! Today, Joshua Jackson, home-grown star of television's "Fringe" and the
acclaimed Canadian movie "One Week" and John Boynton, Senior Vice President
and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless, officially unveiled the highly
anticipated HTC Dream and HTC Magic, the first Android™powered smartphones
in the country. Running on Canada's fastest mobile network, both devices are
now available in stores.
Built with web-savvy consumers in mind, the HTC Dream and HTC Magic
feature built-in integration with many of Google™'s leading mobile
services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, and Gmail™. Coupled
with Rogers Wireless' 3.5G HSPA network, customers using these innovative
devices will be able to get the most out of their favourite services on the
go, with download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, comparable to a desktop
experience, and now three times faster than the competition.
"The revolution is here - with Rogers being the first and only wireless
carrier to bring the Android experience to Canada," said John Boynton, Senior
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. "We are thrilled
to deliver on Canadians' increasing desire for a revolutionary mobile web
experience, by adding the innovative HTC Dream and HTC Magic to our line-up of
The first smartphones in Canada powered by the Android operating system,
the HTC Dream and HTC Magic also offer Canadians their first hands-on
experience with Android Market™. An open marketplace for applications,
Android Market features more than 3,200 different apps available for download
- with more being added daily. Current apps can do everything from scan
barcodes and tell you at which stores in the neighbourhood you can find a
better deal on a product, to identifying a song playing on the radio and
finding out the name of the tune and the artist in seconds.
The demand for a true mobile Internet experience, when and where a
consumer wants it, today a reality with Rogers' 3.5G network, has been growing
steadily in Canada over the past year. Recent polling conducted by Ipsos-Reid
on behalf of Rogers Wireless showed that nearly one in five Canadian mobile
users and one in four young Canadians (18-34) are already browsing from their
mobile phones, and one in four smartphone users are already downloading apps.
The average smartphone user has downloaded nearly 20 apps over the past year.
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
The HTC Dream and HTC Magic are now available across Canada for $149.99
on a three year voice and data plan with a minimum combined monthly service
fee of $45. Until July 1, 2009, Rogers is offering a $30/6GB data plan for
these devices. For more information, please visit www.rogers.com/revolution.
For pictures, video and additional resources about this announcement,
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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
company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com.Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, and Android Market
are trademarks of Google Inc.
HTC Dream™ and HTC Magic™ are trade names of HTC Corporation in
Canada and other countries. Rogers and the Rogers logo are trademarks of
Rogers Communications Inc., used under licence.