Samsung and Bell Mobility Take Mobile Communications to Another Galaxy

New Google Android-equipped HSPA phone a dream come true for multi-taskers and app addicts

MONTRÉAL and MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - YouTube lovers, e-mail enthusiasts, app lovers, music aficionados, the photo frenzied and the young, trendy, and always on the go will have a new, compatible, portable companion this holiday season with the release of the Samsung Galaxy available exclusively on Bell Mobility's all-new HSPA network.

Equipped with Google's Android platform, Galaxy isn't just a phone, but a complete mobile experience that seamlessly integrates Google services with other mobile applications and the Internet for an all-encompassing smartphone solution.

Samsung Galaxy is customizable to any personality - from the conservative to the boisterous and the all-out risqué - with more than 10,000 apps available for download to meet any and every communications need.

"The Samsung Galaxy had been designed to let every user show his or her true colours and set up their phone the way they want; the way that best suits their lifestyle and gives them what they want instantly," said Paul Brannen, General Manager, Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics Canada. "With Galaxy they can access breaking entertainment news, check sports scores, find the nearest restaurants, read movie reviews or learn about the latest chart toppers - all through easily accessible, quickly downloadable, user-friendly apps from Google's Android Market."

The Samsung Galaxy operates on Bell Mobility's HSPA network, the fastest, largest and most reliable wireless network in Canada, which reaches approximately 93% of the population in 20,000 towns and cities, and offers roaming in 200 countries worldwide.

"The Galaxy is a remarkable phone, providing speedy access to the best Google services, great entertainment services and thousands of must-have apps," said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products at Bell Mobility "Thanks to Bell's new state-of-the-art HSPA wireless network - Canada's largest, fastest and most reliable - Bell Mobility clients will enjoy an unparalleled Android experience: super-fast mobile Internet access, dependable video and audio streaming, robust text, picture, video and email messaging services and many other high performing features."

The wireless device comes equipped with a suite of Google Mobile Services for enhanced simplicity and ease-of-use, including Gmail, Google Talk and Google Maps. Google Talk allows users to chat with their loved ones, while Gmail ensures their calendar and contacts are up to date and provides instant alerts for incoming mail. Finally, Google Maps helps to locate addresses and amenities from the smallest Canadian towns to the biggest cities in Europe and Asia, and provides directions.

Users can surf the web, check their e-mail, upload photos, send instant messages, view maps and play video games simultaneously with up to 40GB of memory. Its 3.2" AMOLED screen - made with tempered glass and anti-scratch properties - enhances the on-the-go video experience with superior image quality and less battery drainage.

The Samsung Galaxy is available exclusively from Bell Mobility for as little as $99.99 on a three-year contract with a minimum $50 voice and data plan, or $449.95 without a contract. It is Samsung's first wireless device equipped with Android offerings in Canada and the first Android device available to Bell customers.

Those who love to capture images on screen can indulge in the Samsung Galaxy's built-in video and still-shot camera. With a 5.0 MP lens, the Galaxy's pic-grabbing capabilities will be an asset to any holiday party.

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 appliance products. SECA upholds Samsung's mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value.

Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1998 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004 to 2008. Also through Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung helps athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective charities, including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada. Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada and the Toronto Football Club.

For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Brock Penner, APEX Public Relations (Samsung), (416) 924-4442 ext. 226, bpenner@apexpr.com; Julie Smithers, Bell Media Relations, (416) 528-9409, julie.smithers@bell.ca


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