Motorola and TELUS bring Canadians a fashionable new messaging device



    
    The Motorola Rival A455 features one-touch access to texts, emoticons and
    instant messaging
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Motorola provides Canadians the chance to
dominate their social scene and never get thumb-tied again with the launch of
the Motorola Rival A455, available today only at TELUS. With 7.2 billion text
messages sent from Canadians in the first quarter of 2009(*), Canadians are a
text-savvy nation. Designed for quick and easy messaging(1), the Motorola
Rival features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and one-touch access to texts,
emoticons and instant messaging.
    Available in this season's hottest colours, purple and tin silver, the
Motorola Rival allows users to take and make calls using an external touch pad
dialer without opening the slider. The Rival also offers a variety of
multi-media features and access to TELUS premium services.
    "With the introduction of the Rival, Motorola is offering text-savvy
Canadian youth a device that optimizes their texting experience," says Glenn
Kennedy, sales manager, Motorola Canada. "Featuring quick access to messaging
functions and easy typing even in dark environments with a full backlit QWERTY
keyboard(1), Rival helps you stay on top of your social scene."
    "Texting is a very popular trend among Canadians," says Drazen Lalovic,
vice-president of services planning and development at TELUS. "TELUS is
responding to our clients' passion for texting by offering the latest and
greatest texting devices, and the Motorola Rival fits the bill. It makes
messaging fast, easy and fun."

    Meet Shiloh

    To celebrate the release of the Rival in Canada, Motorola is giving new
Rival owners the chance to win a day with Universal Recording artist Shiloh.
Also, for a limited time, the purchase of a Motorola Rival will include access
to three free Shiloh songs.

    
    Other key features of the Motorola Rival include:

    -   A backlit QWERTY keyboard that lights up either characters, numbers
        or symbols based on entry mode while texting in the dark.
    -   Ability to instantly connect with friends on Windows Messenger and
        Yahoo Messenger(1) with Mobile IM.
    -   Storage to hold up to 500 text messages in your inbox and outbox.
    -   Uploaded services including TELUS Mobile Music for access to millions
        of songs and TELUS Navigator for an enhanced navigation system right
        on your phone.
    -   Mobile Email that lets you access popular email services such as
        Yahoo, Gmail, and Windows Live to keep you connected while
        on-the-go.(1)
    -   A 3.5 mm headset jack and up to 8 GB optional removable memory to
        satisfy your appetite for music.
    -   A 2MP camera plus video capture/playback - great for picture and
        video messaging.
    

    Talk hands-free on the Rival using the stylish Motorola H790 Universal
Bluetooth(R) Headset, available now. Offering exceptional sound quality for
conversations held on the go, the H790 is Motorola's thinnest ever
dual-microphone headset yet and incorporates Motorola's revolutionary
CrystalTalkTM technology, providing outstanding noise suppression, echo
cancellation and wind noise reduction so you can hear and be heard even in
noisy environments. The H790's Voice Prompt feature can be used to announce
and manage incoming calls, connectivity, and even instruct users how to pair
with their handset.

    Availability

    The Motorola Rival A455 is available only at TELUS for as little as
$99.99 with a three-year commitment. For more information please visit
www.telus.com or www.motorola.ca/rival.
    The Motorola H790 Universal Bluetooth Headset is available at TELUS
Mobility locations for $89.95 or online at www.motorola.ca.

    
    Connect with Motorola

    -   Motorola fans can connect with other fans on Facebook at
        www.facebook.com/motorolacanada.
    -   Txt for Texts: Students at Canadian Universities should be on the
        lookout for Motorola's campus teams this fall for the chance to
        experience Rival first-hand and get the chance to win their textbooks
        - check Motorola's Facebook page for exact dates and locations.
    -   Text enthusiasts can play Motorola's online text challenge and test
        their typing speed at www.motorola.ca/thumbfu.

    About Motorola
    

    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and
is 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 $30.1 billion
in 2008. 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 $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.6 million
customer connections including 6.2 million wireless subscribers, 4.2 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. 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 $137 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6
million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community
Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more
information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

    (*) Source: Canadian Wireless Telecom Association

    Certain mobile phone features are dependent on the capabilities and
settings of your service provider's network. Additionally, certain features
may not be activated by your service provider, and/or their network settings
may limit the feature's functionality. Always contact your service provider
about feature availability and functionality. All features, functionality and
other product specifications are based upon the latest available information
and are believed to be accurate; however such product specifications are
subject to change without notice or obligation. All talk and standby times are
quoted in Digital Mode, and are approximate. Battery performance depends on
network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features
selected, and voice, data and other application usage patterns.

    
    (1) Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all
        areas. Airtime, data charges and/or additional charges may apply.
        Wireless email functionality requires an email account with wireless
        server capabilities.
    

    The unauthorized copying of copyrighted materials is contrary to the
provisions of the Copyright Laws of the United States and other countries.
This device is intended solely for copying non-copyrighted materials,
materials in which you own the copyright, or materials which you are
authorized or legally permitted to copy. If you are uncertain about your right
to copy any material, please contact your legal advisor.

    MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent &
Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their
respective owners. (c) Motorola, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Motorola: Lena Beyer, Hill &
Knowlton (on behalf of Motorola Canada), (416) 413-4759,
lena.beyer@hillandknowlton.ca; Shawn Filadelfi, HKDP Communications et
Affaires publiques, (514) 395-0375 poste 258, sfiladelfi@hkdp.qc.ca; TELUS:
Megan Fielding, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 883-3461,
megan.fielding@telus.com

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