TELUS believes in smartphones for all!



    Offering the most comprehensive selection of smartphones in Canada,
    TELUS is first in North America to offer the sleek HTC Touch Diamond(TM)
    smartphone on August 14

    TORONTO, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Boasting the largest selection of smartphones on
Canada's largest High Speed network, TELUS is proud to launch its new campaign
telling Canadians that "We believe in smartphones for all". To celebrate,
TELUS is pleased to be the first carrier in North America to offer the latest
gem of all smartphones - the HTC Touch Diamond - on Aug. 14. Stylishly sleek,
the HTC Touch Diamond provides an unrivalled Internet experience and places
clients one touch away from the people and information that matter most to
them.
    Expanding TELUS' smartphone portfolio, today's announcement truly places
TELUS in an industry leading position, offering the largest selection of
smartphones on Canada's largest High Speed network from the most recognized
manufacturers in the industry - HTC, Research in Motion, Motorola, and Palm.
Whether looking for a smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard to email and text or a
touchscreen device to browse the Web seamlessly, combined with the flexibility
of TELUS' affordable rate plans and access to Canada's largest EVDO Rev A high
speed network, TELUS clients have the freedom to choose the smartphone that
reflects their own needs and lifestyle.
    "Each TELUS client has specific communications needs and by offering a
comprehensive selection of smartphones, we believe that they will find the
communication tool that best suits their individual lifestyle," said Tammy
Scott, vice-president, Marketing Communications at TELUS. "What better way to
demonstrate our commitment to our TELUS clients than starting our new campaign
by introducing the new attractive, fun and affordable HTC Touch Diamond."
    The HTC Touch Diamond, available for the first time in North America at
TELUS on August 14, delivers unmistakable style and meticulous craftsmanship
that is defined by its compact size and superior Internet browsing experience
which provides clients quick access to popular applications such as YouTube
mobile and Facebook mobile. The Diamond's captivating 3D touch interface
called TouchFLO(TM) 3D also makes it easy for clients to browse their email,
photos, music and more with the touch of a single finger.
    The HTC Touch Diamond's Opera mobile browser also provides a greater Web
browsing experience, which allows clients to zoom and pan pages, and switch
easily from portrait to landscape views. Entertainment has never been more fun
and easy with the high resolution 2.8 inch VGA display 3.2 megapixel camera
with video capture and auto focus plus the 4 gigabytes internal memory to
store as many memorable moments users can dream of and thousands of songs to
listen to. Using the TouchFlo media player, clients can organize and listen to
all their favourite tunes by album, artist, song and playlist.
    The HTC Touch Diamond supports Microsoft's popular Windows Mobile 6.1
platform and Microsoft Office Mobile, allowing clients to easily synchronize
their email, calendar and contacts with their personal (Windows Live, Google,
and Yahoo!) and Microsoft Exchange email services. Users can also effortlessly
open and edit Microsoft Office attachments from their handset.
    "HTC is thrilled to debut the HTC Touch Diamond for the first time in
North America with TELUS. This brings a new dimension to touchscreen
smartphones where style and innovation are front and center and customers can
easily stay connected to what matters most," said Jason Mackenzie, vice
president of HTC America. "Combined with TELUS' high-speed EVDO Rev A network,
customers will enjoy one-touch access to the Internet unlike anything
available on the market today."

    
    Additionally, the HTC Touch Diamond features:

    -   2.8" high resolution VGA touchscreen (the highest resolution in
        TELUS' lineup)
    -   Integrated WI-FI (802.11 b/g) connectivity for seamless mobile
        Internet browsing
    -   GPS support: GPS/AGPS
    -   Bluetooth 2.0 support for accessories such as wireless stereo
        headsets and hands-free car kits
    -   Hands-free speaker with voice recorder and voice notes
    -   Microsoft Office Mobile (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
        enables clients to view and edit documents on-the-go created with
        Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    -   TELUS Navigator, TELUS mobile email, TELUS Portal by Pocket Express
    -   Size: 101 x 51 x 13.9mm
    -   Weight: 115 g
    -   Interface: HTC ExtUSB(TM) (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0
        High-Speed)
    -   Battery: 1340 mAh Li-lon
    -   Talk time: up to 4 hours
    -   Standby time: up to 300 hours/100 hours with push email
    -   Chipset: Qualcomm(R) MSM 7501A(TM) 528MHz
    

    The HTC Touch Diamond will be available at TELUS for as low as $149.99 on
a three-year contract or $449.99 without a contract. For a limited time, HTC
Touch Diamond clients can also enjoy a limited time offer of $15/month for
unlimited personal e-mail, instant messaging and Web browsing to easily and
affordably stay in touch wherever they are, whenever they want on Canada's
largest High Speed network. For more information about the HTC Touch
Diamond(TM) and TELUS smartphones and services, please visit www.telus.com

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.2 billion of annual revenue and 11.2 million
customer connections including 5.6 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. 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 alumni have
contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and
volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities since
2000. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic
initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

    About HTC

    Founded in 1997, HTC 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.

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For further information:

For further information: Anne-Julie Gratton, TELUS Media Relations,
(416) 279-8522, aj.gratton@telus.com; Ashley Johnson, HTC Media Relations,
(425) 638-7000, HTCPR@waggeneredstrom.com

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