MTS launches new HTC 6250 smartphone

HTC Sense(TM) experience takes Android device to new heights

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - MTS is pleased to announce that it has launched the HTC 6250 smartphone, MTS's first Android device. The HTC 6250 is an elegant and smart device that embodies both function and design and allows for a fully customized experience.

"MTS is always working to provide wireless customers with handsets that are fun and exciting to use, and we are pleased to be launching a leading Android device," said Stan Kurtas, Vice President, Marketing, MTS Allstream. "The HTC 6250 has a number of features that our wireless subscribers will appreciate, together with the competitive plans we offer and the support of Manitoba's trusted wireless network."

Behind the beautiful 3.2" touch-sensitive screen lies the power of Android(TM) 2.1 (Éclair). Taking this Android device to new heights is HTC Sense(TM) - an intuitive and seamless experience found on the HTC 6250 that makes the device work in a simpler and more natural way. With its customizable nature, users are able to stay connected to the people who matter most in their lives - organizing text exchanges, email conversations, Facebook updates and Flickr photo albums neatly in one location. Users can also have defined scenes that speak to the various activities in their lives, such as work, social occasions and travel. With scenes, a user can have different customized content profiles on a single device - much like having a different phone for everything they do.

    The HTC 6250 Features:
       -  A 3.2" TFT-LCD capacitive touch screen with 320x480 HVGA resolution
       -  Trackball with select button
       -  Bluetooth(R) 2.0 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
       -  Wi-Fi(R) (802.11 b/g)
       -  5.0 megapixel camera with auto focus
       -  Full featured HTML browser
       -  microSD(TM) expandable memory
       -  Access to thousands of apps on Android(TM) Market

The HTC 6250 is available at Connect stores in Manitoba. Please visit a dealer nearest you or visit for more information on devices and offers.

About MTS

MTS is a business unit of MTS Allstream Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit:

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SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Gillian Giesbrecht, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392,

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