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TELUS Launches The New BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone In Canada

The power of BlackBerry 10 with a Classic BlackBerry Keyboard

TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced the in-store availability of the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10 on Canada's largest 4G LTE network. Built with precision and offering premium performance in a timeless design, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone combines BlackBerry's best physical keyboard and a touch screen with the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform to help you communicate and collaborate faster and more efficiently. The BlackBerry Q10 includes advanced hardware, communications and multimedia features, and provides long battery life that lets you confidently stay ahead and take action all day long.

The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is now available for purchase in-store at TELUS for $199 on a 3-year term with a minimum $50 monthly plan (before tax) or for $700 with a month-to-month commitment.

"BlackBerry loyalists have been waiting for this smartphone and we're excited to bring the convenience and ease of the BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard to customers on TELUS' fast and reliable LTE network," said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer, TELUS. "With distinctive supporting services such as our Smart Start program and TELUS Learning Centres, we are focused on making sure our customers have the best possible experience with their new BlackBerry smartphone by offering tailored one-on-one learning sessions with our specialized BlackBerry 10 learning specialists."

The re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform offers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. It gives you a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to your needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep you moving forward towards your goal, and includes advancements such as:

  • The ever present BlackBerry Hub, which brings all your conversations together in one easy-to-manage place that you can access at any time from any app with a simple "peek", so you're always only one swipe away from what matters to you.
  • BlackBerry Balance technology, which elegantly separates and secures work applications and data from personal content, protecting what's important to you and the business you work for.
  • BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), which lets you share things with the people that matter to you in an instant. BBM in BlackBerry 10 includes voice calling and video chat, and lets you share your screen with another BlackBerry 10 contact.
  • BlackBerry Remember, which helps you tackle tasks quickly with a new way to collect, organize and action all the information sitting in different places across your smartphone.

For more information on the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone at TELUS please visit: www.telusmobility.com/BlackBerryQ10.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than 13.1 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 678,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit: telus.com.

BlackBerry, BlackBerry Q10 and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited.

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