First Sony Ericsson smartphone to launch on the TELUS network
TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, Sony Ericsson and TELUS announced
an exciting new addition to TELUS' smartphone line-up—the Xperia ray,
coming for the holiday season. This new Android powered device is
perfect for consumers looking for a high-quality mobile entertainment
experience in a sleek and elegant package. It also marks Sony
Ericsson's first smartphone offering for TELUS customers.
"We are very excited to be working together with TELUS to deliver
innovative, entertainment-focused devices like the Xperia ray to their
customers," said Peter Farmer, Head of Marketing—North America for Sony
Ericsson. "The Xperia ray is an ideal smartphone for TELUS customers
who are looking for a powerful Android device that combines beautiful
design with innovative multimedia features."
Measuring in at a slim 9.4 mm in width, the sleek Sony Ericsson Xperia
ray packs style and innovation into a compact device with an elegant
aluminum frame. The scratch-resistant, 3.3" Reality Display with Mobile
BRAVIA® Engine produces brighter colours and vivid images great for
playing back high-quality photos and videos captured with the front
facing 8.1 mega pixel camera. Combined with Sony's Exmor R™ for mobile,
the Xperia ray ensures every image will be picture perfect, even in
poor light conditions.
"At TELUS, we are dedicated to listening to our customers and creating
the best mobile experience in Canada, whether that means clear and
simple pricing and contract terms, innovative new services, or choice
of leading smartphone brands," said Brent Johnston, TELUS
Vice-President, Mobility Solutions. "The Sony Ericsson brand is
synonymous with quality and innovation in the smartphone space, and has
a strong fan base amongst TELUS customers, whom we expect to embrace
the Xperia ray. It's a powerful and elegant device."
The Xperia ray also offers advanced features including:
The latest Android 2.3 platform for smartphones with access to the more
than 250,000 apps offered in the Android Market™
Sony Ericsson's unique integration of Facebook inside Xperia™ for
greater social interaction
Wi-Fi hotspot capability to share access to the web with multiple
devices like a tablet or laptop
Adobe Flash 10 - letting users view videos and games with a desktop-like
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.1 billion of annual revenue and 12.4
million customer connections including 7.1 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. Eleven
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 TELUS.com/community.
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