Sony Ericsson XPERIA(TM) X10 Smartphone Makes Canadian Debut, exclusively at
Rogers

    
    -   Sony Ericsson's flagship device of 2010, the XPERIA(TM) X10, offers
        innovative applications such as Timescape(TM) and Mediascape
    -   The XPERIA(TM) X10 extends Rogers' lineup of innovative smartphones
        powered by Google's Android operating system.
    

TORONTO, April 15 /CNW/ - Sony Ericsson and Rogers Communications Inc today announced that the highly anticipated Sony Ericsson's XPERIA(TM) X10 is now available for sale to Canadians who are eager to take their social networking experience on a wireless device to the next level.

"The XPERIA(TM) X10 builds on Sony Ericsson's heritage and brings together the best in communication, social media, and entertainment," said Andrea Gaal, General Manager, Sony Ericsson Canada. "Canadians have been looking forward to the XPERIA(TM) X10 and we're excited that Rogers customers will be among the first in the world to experience this device."

"Rogers has always been committed to bringing our customers the most innovative handsets on the market, and we know that many of our customers want to use their devices to keep in touch with friends and family using social networking sites," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications Inc. "The X10 is an ideal choice for the savvy social networker who wants the sophistication of a high-powered Android smartphone, and for that reason we are proud to be the first carrier in North America to offer it to our customers."

Allowing customers to socialize with friends and family in a whole new way through new signature applications, Sony Ericsson Timescape(TM) and Sony Ericsson Mediascape, the XPERIA(TM) X10 opens up a world of possibilities. The infinite button is a clever function integrated into both applications that automatically recognizes connections between contacts, content and media. By recommending alternative ways to communicate or guiding customers to new media experiences, the infinite button lets them experience more.

The combination of the stunning four inch screen(1) and 8.1 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom means pictures are of the highest quality and beautifully displayed for easy presentation and sharing. Videos are equally vibrant and truly shine for an incredible viewing experience. The design of the handset reflects the human curvature and fits in the palm of your hand for an excellent user experience; the XPERIA(TM) X10 is one of the most enjoyable mobile phone experiences available. Also included are a host of features and capabilities including: YouTube(TM)(2), Google Maps(TM)(2),(3), Street View(TM)(2), 16GB microSD(TM)(4) card and Bluetooth(TM) stereo(5) with a 3.5mm audio jack.

    
    -   Sony Ericsson Timescape(TM) application, one of two signature
        applications, automatically brings together all recent mobile
        communication and organizes your social interactions in chronological
        order on one screen, leaving you free to concentrate on keeping in
        touch on-the-go. From Facebook(TM) and Twitter(TM) updates(2) to
        photos, missed calls, emails(2), and SMS messages(6), a 3D scrolling
        menu offers easy viewing and organisation of previews, or full views.
        Press the Infinite button to access all of your communications with
        one person in one place.

    -   Sony Ericsson Mediascape, the second signature application available
        on the XPERIA(TM) X10, is the smart way to get music, photos, videos,
        and content from your memory card and online(2), all on one screen.
        Smarter still, when listening to a favourite song, press the infinite
        button to see related content about that artist, pulled from the
        phone's memory, as well as albums, songs and video content from
        YouTube(TM)(2) and instant Google search results.(2)

    -   The infinite button opens an endless world of communication and
        entertainment and brings together the unique capabilities of the
        XPERIA(TM) X10 by triggering the Sony Ericsson Mediascape and
        Timescape(TM) applications with one simple touch.

    -   Face Recognition - take photos of your friends with the powerful 8.1
        megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, and tag up to five faces on
        the impressive high resolution 4" screen(1). The image is
        automatically filed in date order under the friend's name in the
        photo gallery or phonebook. Upload(2) the photos directly to social
        network sites or simply click(6) on a friend's face to start
        communicating with them.
    

The XPERIA(TM) X10 will be available in Sensuous Black and Luster White, exclusively from Rogers starting at $149.99 on a 3-year voice and activations with minimum combined monthly service fee of $45. For more information, please visit www.rogers.com

Sony Ericsson is also introducing the new Wireless Stereo Headset with FM Radio(7) - the MW600 - for exceptional on-the-go audio. Featuring advanced Bluetooth(TM) technology(5) and a built-in FM radio, the MW600 lets you stream music to your headset in high fidelity through sound-enhancing ear-buds. With a crystal clear OLED display, easy access controls and RDS radio station information, you don't even need to take your phone with you to tune in to your favourite radio station.

    
    (1) Viewable area measured diagonally.
    (2) Internet connection required. Data charges may apply.
    (3) The online map service is currently provided courtesy of Google(R),
        and is subject to change or termination without notice. Map detail is
        limited in some areas.
    (4) A portion of this media capacity is used for system files and may
        vary.
    (5) Compatibility and interoperability of Bluetooth(R) devices vary.
    (6) Standard messaging charges apply.
    (7) Sold separately.
    

(C) Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2010.

The Liquid Identity and Liquid Energy logos, Xperia, and Timescape are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. Sony and "make.believe" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Ericsson is the trademark or registered trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Additional information regarding trademarks may be located on our website at: www.sonyericsson.com/cws/common/legal/disclaimer.

Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All terms are subject to change without prior notice.

About Rogers Communications:

Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A - News and RCI.B - News) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI - News). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit http://www.rogers.com/.

About Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson is a 50/50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson established in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London and operations in major markets around the world. Sony Ericsson's strategy is to become the industry leader in mobile Communication Entertainment, through new styles of interaction across the internet and social media. Sony Ericsson offers exciting consumer experiences through innovative and feature rich phones, accessories, content and applications.

SOURCE Sony Mobile Communications

For further information: For further information: Sony Ericsson, NATIONAL Public Relations, Joscelyn Smith, Laura Casselman, (416) 586-0180, jsmith@national.ca, lcasselman@national.ca; Rogers Communications Inc., Ashleigh Blackmore, (416) 935-2676, ashleigh.blackmore@rci.rogers.com


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