Smart, Sleek and Stunning—Sony Ericsson and TELUS team up to offer the all new Xperia ray Smartphone

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 quality experience

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.

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