Rogers to Carry BlackBerry 10 in Early 2013 on LTE Network

Rogers customers among first in the world to reserve BlackBerry 10 on Rogers Reservation System starting today

BlackBerry 10 all-touch device to be powered by Canada's fastest LTE network in the most places

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading diversified communications and media company, announced today it will offer customers BlackBerry 10 in early 2013 on the Rogers LTE network, and priority access to beat the line and reserve a device starting today through the Rogers Reservation System. Rogers customers will be among the first in the world to reserve BlackBerry 10 devices in advance of retail availability.

"Building on our history of innovative firsts, we are excited to offer our customers the opportunity to be among the first in the world to reserve their BlackBerry 10 device," said John Boynton, executive vice president marketing, chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications. "Rogers was the first carrier in Canada to launch BlackBerry, and the first in Canada to launch an LTE network. We look forward to adding BlackBerry 10 to the largest selection of LTE devices available in Canada -- all powered by the Rogers LTE network, Canada's fastest network in the most places*."

The Rogers Reservation System is available to current Rogers wireless customers across Canada. Customers can reserve a device by visiting Rogers.com under My Account.  Full details about BlackBerry 10 including, pricing, availability and specifications, will be announced in early 2013. For more information, visit: www.blackberry.com/BlackBerry10.

*Based on tests comparing download speeds on the Rogers LTE network vs. competitors' LTE network with Rogers LTE coverage area.

About Rogers Communications

Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (RCI).

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