Smartphone makes surfing Internet and downloading content faster than
ever so users can pack more into already hectic lives
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 12 /CNW/ - Samsung today announced the launch of
Canada's first smartphone with 4G speed, only from TELUS. The Samsung
Galaxy S Fascinate 4G, is the first smartphone in Canada to offer peak
download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second. These download speeds
are 50 per cent faster than any other smartphone in Canada, enable
users to more quickly access the Internet and Social Networking sites,
seamlessly stream content and download video to their smartphone faster
than ever before.
"As we all work harder with less downtime, the Samsung Fascinate 4G
makes it possible to get more out of life by dramatically increasing
download speeds. It provides the fastest way for on-the-go Canadians to
download, chat, email, post, search, stay informed, surf, Tweet and so
much more," said Paul Brannen, vice-president of Samsung Mobile Canada.
"Samsung's latest smartphone will enable Canadians to enjoy so much more
on TELUS' blazing fast coast-to-coast 4G mobile network*," said Brent
Johnston, vice-president Mobility Solutions at TELUS. "TELUS is proud
to bring the most advanced, fastest smartphones on the planet to all
Canadians, like the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G.
Featuring a brilliant four inch super AMOLED touch screen, the Samsung
Galaxy S Fascinate 4G provides superior image quality and clarity for
watching HD video, playing games and reading e-books. Powered by
Android 2.2 (with 2.3 coming later this year), the Samsung Galaxy S
Fascinate 4G enables users to create their own mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to
surf the web on a laptop or tablet from wherever they connect to the
TELUS 4G network. Equipped with a 1GHz processor, the Fascinate 4G is
powerful enough to run multiple applications at the same time.
The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G features:
A front facing camera for easy video chat
A 1650 mAh battery for long battery life
Uncompromised web experience with Adobe Flash 10.1 for a rich browsing
5.0 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
Google Maps Navigation providing turn by turn voice guidance and new
Google Maps in 3D. Available only on Android.
Access to more than 150,000 free and paid applications from the growing
Android Market, as well as the ability to store apps to the device
memory card to free up phone space
Expandable memory up to 32 GB (16 GB microSD card included)
Seven home screens to customize with the widgets and apps for at a
glance information and updates
The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G is available only from TELUS for as
low as $99.99 on a three-year term. Please visit www.telusmobility.com/phones for additional information.
*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital
consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home
SECA upholds Samsung's mission to provide consumers with innovative
digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology,
quality, features, performance and value. The company oversees the
Canadian operations of Samsung's consumer electronics and home
appliance division, as well as its wireless terminals and information
Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997
and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004
to 2008. Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada, Stars on Ice
and is the official HDTV sponsor of the NFL.
For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG
(1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million
customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7
million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet
subscribers and more than 350,000 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 will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245
million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered
4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten 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 to
receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com. To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the community, please visit
SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
For further information:
| MEDIA CONTACT: |
| Julie Smithers |
APEX Public Relations
(416) 924-4442 ext. 240