TELUS to offer the Android-powered MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR

First mobile carrier in Canada to offer MOTOBLUR

TORONTO, March 4 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced that it will be offering the acclaimed Android-powered MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR later this year, available in Canada only on the TELUS 3G+ network.

Awarded 2010 CNET Best of Consumer Electronic Show award in the Cell phones and Smartphones category, the MOTOROLA BACKFLIP is the ultimate smartphone, combining the best in social networking, personalization, and multi-tasking all in one place. The BACKFLIP also has an innovative backward flip design, which features a touchpad on the back of the touchscreen and a large user-friendly QWERTY keyboard. BACKFLIP features MOTOBLUR, the only solution to sync all your friends, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails, photos and much more - from sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, work e-mail and more - with continuous updates, automatically delivering them to your home screen for immediate reply. MOTOBLUR delivers these updates in easy-to-view streams, so there is no need to switch between different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content.

"Leading the smartphone market means offering Canadians the best-in-class devices such as the acclaimed MOTOROLA BACKFLIP," said David Fuller, senior vice-president of Product and Services at TELUS. "TELUS' state-of-the-art 3G+ device line-up already includes industry leading Android-powered smartphones that helps Canadians stay connected and entertained on-the-go. We're thrilled to add the MOTOROLA BACKFLIP to our list of TELUS exclusive devices."

TELUS Android-powered smartphones offer a high-performance browsing experience with personalization and multi-tasking options that enables users to organize their device to best suit their needs. Users get their favourite Google applications and services - YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, and more - and get real-time notification of new e-mails, IM, Twitter and Facebook in one device. Plus, users can access more than 20,000 applications on Android Market.

TELUS is the only mobile carrier in Canada to offer the world's best Android-powered phones including the Motorola Milestone, the thinnest touchscreen QWERTY slider; the HTC Hero, the first smartphone in Canada featuring the intuitive HTC Sense user interface and named Best Mobile Handset of 2010 at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress; and soon the acclaimed MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR on Canada's biggest and fastest 3G+ network. For more information about TELUS product and services, please visit


TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 12 million customer connections including 6.5 million wireless subscribers, 4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 170,000 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 have contributed $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 3 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine 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 ever to receive this prestigious international recognition.

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