Get hundreds of thousands of full track downloads, real-time TV,
streaming satellite powered radio and turn-by-turn directions all in one
stylish and mobile package
VANCOUVER, March 15 /CNW/ - TELUS and Samsung Electronics today announced
the exclusive Canadian availability of the Samsung u510, a highly stylish
mobile entertainment device that delivers a robust SPARK mobile entertainment,
information and messaging experience to users on-the-go.
"Mobile phones have significantly evolved in the 20 years since coming to
market and the Samsung u510 is an excellent choice for users who embrace the
full potential of wireless available today," said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS'
senior vice-president of Products and Services.
The Samsung u510 operates on TELUS' national Wireless High Speed and 1X
networks, offering clients access to a full suite of TELUS SPARK mobile
entertainment, information and messaging services. Featuring TELUS Mobile
Music full-track music download service, the Samsung u510 allows clients to
browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their
phones. With hundreds of thousands of songs to choose from, TELUS clients can
download the songs they want, anytime, anywhere.
With TELUS Navigator, clients throughout TELUS 1X network in B.C.,
Alberta and Ontario's Golden Horseshoe region can access real-time audio and
visual turn-by-turn directions similar to in-car navigation systems. Navigator
allows clients to use their handset to plan their route ahead, search for
destinations from over 1.5 million points of interest and get results
according to their preferred mode of travel and route. If they miss their
turn, the service will automatically re-route to ensure they get back on
track. Maps are updated frequently and can provide points of interest along
the route such as restaurants and gas stations.
TELUS Navigator leverages the accuracy of traditional GPS technology with
TELUS' network based location technology to provide reliable location fixes in
a wide variety of surroundings, including indoor and outdoor environments.
The Samsung u510 also features TELUS Mobile TV(TM) for access to 25
real-time TV channels, TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) for streaming access to
programming on 20 XM Canada satellite radio stations, a 1.3 megapixel camera,
Bluetooth v1.1 capabilities for transfer of non copyright-protected files and
use with compatible accessories, and a microSD(TM) memory expansion slot for
storage of up to 1GB of data.
"We are excited to partner with TELUS to offer the Samsung u510," said
Robert Parker, vice-president, Wireless Terminals Division, Samsung
Electronics Canada. "Paired with the TELUS Wireless High Speed network, the
sleek and stylish Samsung u510 provides the ultimate mobile experience for
Canadians on the move."
The Samsung u510 is now available at TELUS retail locations for as low as
$99.99 on promotional pricing with a three-year contract until March 31, 2007
or $279.99 without a contract.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.7 billion of annual revenue and 10.7 million
customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, over the last six years TELUS has
contributed more than $76 million to charitable and non-profit organizations,
and has established seven TELUS Community Boards across Canada to lead its
local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning, advanced
digital consumer electronics, information systems and telecommunications
products. SECA oversees the Canadian operations of Samsung's Consumer
Electronics Division, Information Technology Division and Wireless Terminals
Division. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd is proud to be a global TOP Olympic
partner as the Wireless Communication Equipment Provider, having first become
a worldwide Olympic Sponsor in 1997. For more information, please visit
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