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TELUS brings Canadians the BlackBerry Storm smartphone


Research In Motion¡¦s revolutionary touch-screen smartphone now available

Toronto, ON ¡V Starting today, TELUS is offering the BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) at select TELUS stores across Canada. To celebrate, TELUS customers who buy the BlackBerry Storm smartphone will receive the gift of music this holiday season with a limited-time offer of exclusive pre-loaded songs and music videos from some of Canada¡¦s hottest artists. The songs and videos will come on an eight gigabyte microSDHC memory card made possible through TELUS¡¦ collaboration with Arts & Crafts, one of Canada¡¦s most-respected independent music labels.

The memory card puts top Canadian artists such as Stars, Broken Social Scene, The Stills, Constantines, Kevin Drew, Jason Collett and Brendan Canning at Canadians¡¦ fingertips via the BlackBerry Storm smartphone¡¦s innovative touch-screen. Plus, the 8 GB memory card leaves users with plenty of extra storage space for their favourite multimedia files.

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone will be available at select TELUS stores across Canada in limited quantity starting today, with availability in additional TELUS stores in January.

¡§We¡¦ve experienced unprecedented interest in the BlackBerry Storm smartphone and are pleased that Canadians are just as excited about the BlackBerry Storm as we are,¡¨ said John Watson, president of TELUS Consumer Solutions. ¡§With exclusive TELUS content and excellent plans for every kind of BlackBerry smartphone client, we¡¦re able to take the touch-screen experience to new heights, while reinforcing TELUS¡¦ position as Canada¡¦s smartphone leader"

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone¡¦s SurePress touch-screen depresses ever so slightly when pressed, giving customers tactile feedback and making navigation and typing more precise. It also sports the features and reliability BlackBerry smartphone users have come to love ¡V easy-to-use email and instant messaging, full HTML Internet browsing, and integrated access to Facebook and MySpace, all on Canada¡¦s largest 3G network.

Additional features:
„X Support for TELUS mobile music, making it easy to download songs directly onto the handset
„X 3.2 mega-pixel camera with flash, zoom, autofocus, image stabilization and video capture
„X Built-in GPS and mapping software, for maps, step-by-step directions and local searches
„X 1GB of internal memory and an expandable microSD/SDHC memory card slot that supports cards up to 16 GB, ideal for storing images, music, videos and documents
„X Supports popular instant messaging services, plus easy, integrated access to Facebook and MySpace
„X GSM roaming support when traveling outside of Canada and the U.S. (Quad Band EDGE/GPRS/GSM [850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz] and UMTS/HSPA [2100 MHz])
„X Removable/rechargeable battery, offering 6 hours of talk time and 15 days (360 hours) in standby mode
„X High-speed USB data transfer to quickly transfer documents, precious photos and videos, or the latest songs
„X Bluetooth 2.0 support for accessories such as wireless stereo headsets and hands-free car kits

The BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone is available from TELUS for as little as $249.99 on a three-year contract or $599.99 without a contract. Combined with TELUS¡¦ affordable data plans, uploading photos from a night on the town to Facebook or exchanging emails at high speeds on TELUS¡¦ 3G network helps clients enjoy life on the go.

Limited quantities are available in select TELUS stores across Canada. For more information about the BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone and TELUS products and services available for the holidays, please visit


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