The highly anticipated MOTOROLA MILESTONE(TM) now available at TELUS

MOTOROLA MILESTONE(TM) sets a new standard for what a smartphone should be

TORONTO, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - TELUS and Motorola today announced the availability of the much-anticipated Motorola Milestone in Canada. Motorola Milestone, powered by Android, delivers a rich mobile web experience, superior messaging and top-of-the-line multi-media features in an innovative design that could only come from Motorola.

Milestone features the best of both worlds with a full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen navigation, as well as the opportunity for users to customize their mobile with widgets and the freedom to run multiple applications at once.

"We are excited to bring the Motorola Milestone to Canada," said Rick Gadd, vice-president, Motorola Canada Mobile Devices. "Canadians will now have the chance to experience a smartphone with no limits; harnessing the power of the mobile web with the latest version of Android, plus Google(TM) Search, simple messaging and extreme multi-media features."

"The Motorola Milestone is quite a powerful Smartphone for Canadians looking for the smart fit to stay connected with their social network," said David Fuller, senior vice-president of Products and Services at TELUS. "Our focus on Smartphone leadership over the last few years means that we offer our customers a state-of-the-art smartphone line-up that helps them stay connected and entertained on-the-go. The Motorola Milestone is a great addition to our 3G+ smartphone selection."

Milestone Features:
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    -  The mobile web like never before: Milestone is always ready for
       lightning-fast browsing with its superior processing speeds, Flash
       10-ready HTML browsing, and premium 3G+ connection speeds. Navigation
       has never been easier with double-tap and pinch and zoom on the 3.7"
       WVGA display, that offers a clearer, more brilliant screen with twice
       the resolution of its competitors.

    -  The power of Google Search(TM) right in the phone: Search and retrieve
       applications, contacts, songs, and more right from the home screen.
       With local search, Google makes location-based recommendations
       according to where the user is.

    -  Messaging made easy: With the world's thinnest full QWERTY slider, a
       widescreen display, and copy-and-paste capability, Milestone can text,
       IM and email at blazing speeds. And, with Milestone's Quick Connect
       option simply tap a contact and instantly access him/her via phone,
       IM, email or text.

    -  Integrated personal and business lives: Work and personal email all
       on Milestone through Exchange-server support, POP3, IMAP and
       Gmail(TM). Seamless contact integration keeps personal and
       professional lives in sync and provides access to friends through
       Exchange and Gmail contacts.

    -  Customized home screens: Discover thousands of applications and
       hundreds of widgets available on Android Market(TM). Think of the
       home screen like a personalized desktop; download applications for
       music, news, sports, games or tools and arrange them to create a
       custom home screen.

    -  A multi-media powerhouse: Milestone's 5 megapixel digital camera
       comes with Auto-Focus, dual LED flash and image stabilization. Want
       to capture moving memories? Milestone records DVD (D1) quality
       footage with one-touch broadcast-quality (30 fps) playback and easy
       3G or Wi-Fi YouTube(TM) uploads.

    -  Store and manage media in a snap: Store favourite movies, photos and
       music on Milestone's 16 GB memory card included inbox. Manage it all
       using Motorola Media Link, which connects Milestone to a PC and the
       Web, providing the ability to manage, secure, share and extend media
       files.

    -  Unique docking station: when placed in its multi-media station(1),
       Milestone automatically transforms into a multi-media hub for movies,
       music, pictures and can even act as your bedside alarm clock.

    Other Milestone Highlights:
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    -  Powered by Android 2.0

    -  Superior call quality with CrystalTalk(TM) Plus that filters out
       background noise and enhances voice quality

    -  3.7" widescreen display with 854 pixel width and more than 400,000
       total pixels (more than twice the leading competitor) so you can see
       more of the web, e-mail, and more

    -  Full suite of Google applications including: Google Maps(TM), Gmail,
       Google Talk(TM), YouTube(TM)

    -  Use stereo Bluetooth(R) to take calls and listen to music hands-free

    -  Plug your favourite headphones into the 3.5mm headset jack and kick
       back to your favourite music or movies

Availability

The Motorola Milestone is available only at TELUS for as little as $199.99 with a three-year commitment. For more information please visit www.telusmobility.com or www.motorola.ca.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 3 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

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

(1) Accessory sold separately.

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Contact TELUS for details. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Android, Google Search, Google, Gmail, Android Market, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Talk are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. (C) 2009 Motorola, Inc.

For further information: Media Contacts: Motorola: Linda North, Hill & Knowlton (on behalf of Motorola Canada), (416) 413-1218, linda.north@hillandknowlton.ca; TELUS: AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 320-0364, aj.gratton@Telus.com