Rogers Wireless and HTC Launch HTC S621 Smartphone in Canada



    Rogers Wireless partners with world's leading innovator of Microsoft
    Windows Mobile devices

    TORONTO, March 23 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless and High Tech Computer Corp.
(TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), the world's leading provider of Microsoft(R) Windows
Mobile-based smart devices, today announced the availability of the super slim
HTC S621 smartphone in Canada.
    HTC is making its debut on the Canadian market with the HTC S621
providing consumers with a powerful, messaging-centric smartphone that is
slim, stylish and compact. The HTC S621 features an ergonomically designed
exterior, vivid display and the power of Windows Mobile 5.0(R), enabling users
to easily stay connected, productive and entertained while on the go.
    "As Canada's leading wireless carrier operating on the GSM/GPRS
technology platform, the world standard for wireless communications
technology, we are proud to offer our customers leading edge mobile handsets
like the HTC S621," said John Boynton, senior vice president and chief
marketing officer of Rogers Wireless. "As the first carrier in Canada to offer
the HTC S621, Rogers is pleased to partner with a global leader such as HTC
and enable its business customers to save time by having access to the latest
in mobile innovation and e-mail connectivity."
    Measuring just 12.8mm thin and weighing just 130g (with battery), the HTC
S621 offers a full QWERTY keypad as well as a number of powerful features
including instant access to work and personal email, full HTML Web browsing
capabilities, Windows Media Player Mobile(R) for listening to music and
watching videos, Mobile Office and PDF file viewing and world-phone support
with quad-band GPRS/EDGE wireless, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. In
addition, the HTC S621 includes features such as:

    
    -   Microsoft Outlook Mobile(R) for personal information management
    -   Instant Messaging with Pocket MSN
    -   2.4", 320 x 240 display
    -   1.3-megapixel camera
    -   128 MB of ROM, 64MB of RAM
    -   A microSD slot
    

    "The HTC S621 represents a substantial design advancement for the
smartphone category and sets a new standard for what consumers expect in a
QWERTY-based smartphone," said Todd Achilles, vice president of HTC America.
"The combination of the HTC S621 device innovation and Rogers' world standard
GSM technology is sure to be a winner."
    With one of the most extensive research and development labs in the
industry, HTC has a long tradition of designing and building robust, reliable
and versatile smart devices. With the HTC S621, HTC carries on this tradition
by offering an 'all-in-one' smartphone ideal for customers that want to stay
connected and in touch. Perfect for the digital entertainment consumer, the
busy parent who needs to stay connected; or the mobile professional that needs
a reliable device - the HTC S621 brings mobile accessibility to the forefront
without sacrificing entertainment and productivity needs.

    Pricing & Availability
    The HTC S621 is available at Rogers retailers or online at www.rogers.com
for $249.99 on a 3-year term.

    About Rogers Wireless
    Rogers Wireless Inc. is Canada's largest wireless voice and data
communications services provider with offices in Canadian cities across the
country, more than 6.8 million customers, and two powerful brands: Rogers
Wireless and Fido. Rogers Wireless, which operates Canada's largest and most
reliable integrated wireless voice and data network, providing advanced voice
and wireless data solutions to customers from coast to coast, is Canada's only
carrier operating on the GSM/GPRS technology platform, the world standard for
wireless communications technology and the only technology that enables
roaming around the world in over 180 countries. The company is a subsidiary of
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE:   RG), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. For further information, please visit
www.rogers.com

    About HTC
    Founded in 1997, High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) designs, manufactures and
markets innovative, feature rich Smartphone and PDA Phone devices.
    Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities,
pioneered many new designs and product innovations, and launched
state-of-the-art PDA Phones and Smartphones for mobile operators and
distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are available as HTC
devices and as products individually customized for operator and device
partners.
    HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market.
The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more
information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com

    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
    trademarks of their respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: HTC Media Contacts: Jason Gordon, HTC America,
(425) 679-5337, Jason_Gordon@america.htc.com; Dave Hanon, Waggener Edstrom,
(425) 638-7000, daveh@waggeneredstrom.com; Rogers Wireless Media Contact:
Odette Coleman, (416) 935-6441, Odette.coleman@rci.rogers.com


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