LG and Rogers announce Canada's fastest smartphone, bringing a premium wireless experience to Canadians this fall

Rogers adds the LG Optimus G to its lineup and continues to grow the largest selection of the fastest devices available in Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - LG and Rogers Communications today announce the LG Optimus G, a premium LTE-enabled smartphone with a unique 2600 MHz enabled version that will be exclusively available at Rogers in November 2012, as Canada's first 2600 MHz enabled LTE smartphone.

The LG Optimus G takes speed to the next level by offering maximum theoretical LTE download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and will be the first smartphone to support connectivity on the 2600 MHz spectrum. From live streaming HD sports, downloading HD files and streaming YouTube video clips and movies, the LG Optimus G will allow Canadians to do more with their mobile device at faster speeds than ever before.

"We are thrilled to offer Canadians the LG Optimus G on our LTE network, the fastest mobile network technology in the world," said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "We were the first to launch an LTE network in Canada and we continue to invest heavily in rolling the network out across the country. By offering Canadians the first 2600 MHz enabled LTE smartphone, the LG Optimus G, we are allowing faster connections to download large files on the go, give sport fans every second of the game on their smartphone or let commuters maximize their travel time."

The LG Optimus G is a high-end Android 4.0 smartphone that offers powerful performance, an elegant and sleek design, and an innovative user experience. It will be the first LTE device featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon™ S4 Pro Quad-Core processor in Canada which will provide an enhanced gaming experience with faster frame rates, smoother play and support for higher HD resolution displays. The LG Optimus G is also packed with a beautiful 4.7-inch IPS HD display with 320ppi high pixel density, 2,100mAh battery, and 8MP camera with HD video capture. Customers can begin to preorder the LG Optimus G in mid-October at www.rogers.com.

Rogers is continuing to roll out its LTE network, expanding coverage in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary, Moncton, St. Johns and Vancouver, and adding a number of new cities from coast to coast with the plan to cover approximately 60 per cent of the population by the end of the year. On October 1st, Rogers plans to launch LTE in Kingston, Edmonton, Quebec City, Oakville, Burlington, London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Barrie. Even more cities will launch in 2012 and throughout 2013.

Rogers was the first in Canada to introduce LTE devices a year ago, and today it has the largest selection of LTE devices in the country. Rogers LTE network is available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.

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 (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

Image with caption: "Canada's fastest smartphone, a unique 2600 MHz enabled version of the LG Optimus G will be exclusively available at Rogers in November 2012. (CNW Group/Rogers Communications Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120919_C7859_PHOTO_EN_18139.jpg

SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.

For further information:

Katie Boland
Rogers Communications
416-935-6542
Kathryn.boland@rci.rogers.com


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