Announcing the HTC S640 smartphone, exclusive from TELUS

    Sleek new smartphone integrates full QWERTY keypad with a suite of
    productivity tools and Canada's fastest coast-to-coast mobile network

    TORONTO, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - TELUS and HTC Corp., the leading provider of
Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R)-based smart devices in Canada, today announced
the exclusive availability of the HTC S640 smartphone. The HTC smartphone
brings a variety of productivity and entertainment solutions to clients across
Canada on the fastest coast-to-coast 3G wireless network.
    Today's announcement extends TELUS' leadership in providing the broadest
selection of powerful Windows Mobile(R) 6-based devices to Canadian businesses
that are looking to increase employee productivity in today's fast paced
business environment.
    "With Canada's most powerful network with the fastest coast-to-coast
mobile data speeds, TELUS is proud to offer our clients innovative products
that offer maximum productivity solutions," said David Neale, TELUS senior
vice-president of Products and Services. "The HTC S640 is fully equipped for
even the most demanding of users with anytime access to Microsoft(R) Office
software and TELUS Mobile Email."
    Only available from TELUS, the HTC S640 features full QWERTY keyboard for
easier text entry for the messaging-focused consumer or the mobile
professional. When outside of work, socially connected users can use the S640
to send text and instant messages with Windows Live(TM) Messenger, check and
post on social networking sites like Facebook, and update blogs such as
Windows Live Spaces while on the go.
    "HTC is proud of its partnership with TELUS and the portfolio of devices
we have jointly launched in Canada this year. Today's introduction of the new
HTC S640 provide customers with a great mobile productivity experience that is
compact and powerful for staying connected on the go," said Jason Mackenzie,
vice president of sales and marketing, HTC America.
    With TELUS Mobile Email, clients get real-time, secure on-the-go access
to email, calendar, contacts, and task information. Real time access on
Canada's most powerful network will get even faster with a future simple
software upgrade to TELUS' EVDO Rev A network. For more information on TELUS
Mobile Email,
    Windows Mobile 6 helps professionals with access to advanced applications
such as Microsoft Office Mobile for viewing and editing documents, Windows
Live(TM) for Windows Mobile and Microsoft Internet Explorer(R) Mobile for an
enhanced mobile Internet experience. In addition, Windows Mobile 6 provides
capabilities including HTML e-mail support in Microsoft Office.
    The HTC S640 smartphone also features a 2.0 megapixel high resolution
digital cameras with video capture and playback, optional removable MicroSD
memory card (SDHC enabled to support higher memory card capacity) and
Bluetooth support for accessories such as wireless headsets, hands-free car
kits or for use as a wireless modem. Users can be entertained with multimedia
access, including MP3 and video playback, via Windows Media Player 10 Mobile.

    The HTC S640 also features:

    -   Microsoft(R) Office Mobile which helps users view and edit documents
        on the go created by Word, Excel(R) spreadsheet software and
        PowerPoint(R) presentation graphics program
    -   Synchronization with Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint(R)
        portal server allowing for file sharing and access to data for
        effective collaboration
    -   Wi-Fi 802.11 compatible for use with home and office networks
    -   Track-wheel and 5-way navigation button control
    -   2.8" QVGA screen with LED back-light

    The HTC S640 is now available at TELUS retail locations nationally for
$149.99 on a three-year contract until November 1 subject to promotional
requirements, or $449.99 without a contact.

    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
    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

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.9 billion of annual revenue and 10.9 million
customer connections including 5.3 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please

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For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, photos or product
demonstrations, please contact: Julie Smithers, TELUS Media Relations, (416)
206-6817,; Elizabeth O'Connor, Waggener Edstrom (for
HTC), (425) 638-7000,

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