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Coming soon: Rogers LTE brings fastest BlackBerry Q10 experience to Canadians

BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone Exciting news BlackBerry® 10 fans! When the new smartphone launches this spring, Rogers will be the first Canadian carrier to bring its customers the BlackBerry Q10 device that supports the blazing fast  2600 MHz LTE spectrum band. The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be available in both black and white, but Rogers customers will be the first to have access to the white model.

The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone includes the physical QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen combined with the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform – perfect for people who love to communicate and collaborate on-the-go.

What makes this BlackBerry so fast? 

The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is built to run on the 2600 MHz LTE spectrum band with Rogers LTE, Canada’s fastest wireless internet. Rogers has more 2600 MHz spectrum band deployed than any other carrier in Canada, so if you’re looking for speed, this is the place to get your device.

With the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone on the Rogers LTE network, you’ll be able to do more with your device, such as live stream HD sports with no buffering, download large files quickly and stream music at faster speeds. And we announced last month we will expand our 2600 MHz LTE spectrum  to 44 new markets this spring.

Want your smartphone in white?

Device colour can be very important, maybe to add a little personality or match your handbag. Whatever the reason, Rogers customers will be the first to get the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone in white.

How do I get one?

The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be arriving at Rogers retail locations across Canada in the coming weeks starting at $199.99 with select three year plans. Current Rogers wireless customers can reserve this device now on the Rogers Reservation System and pre-orders for new customers are now available at rogers.com.

Update, April 23, 2 p.m.: We’re happy to announce the BlackBerry Q10 will be available in-store at Rogers retail locations on May 1.

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Meet Harp Dhonsi – One of the first people in Canada to own a BlackBerry Z10

From splash to flash, Harp Dhonsi’s history with BlackBerry has given him a number of firsts.

It started in 2005 when Harp accidentally dropped the BlackBerry 7700 in a lake while on a camping trip. Despite the accident, his work gave him another BlackBerry, this time a 7500. After he left that company, the Whitby, Ont., resident continued to buy his own BlackBerrys.

“I have since avoided keeping them in my pockets when I’m near large bodies of water,” Harp admits.

Amidst a flurry of media activity, Harp was one of the first Rogers customers to reserve his BlackBerry Z10 on the Rogers Reservation System in December. He was also part of our event at Rogers headquarters on Feb. 5, when he became one of the first people in Canada to receive his Z10.

We caught up with Harp to see how he likes his new BlackBerry, what he thinks about the Z10 and why being a BlackBerry fan is sometimes like being a Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

Q: It’s been more than a week since receiving your Z10, what do you think about the device so far?

A: So far, I’m enjoying the device.  I like the new user interface, the responsiveness when navigating the phone and the general “freshness” of the operating system .

Q: You were one of the first Rogers customers to reserve the Z10, why were you so excited about BlackBerry 10?

A: For me, remaining with Blackberry is a lot like being a Toronto Maple Leafs fan.  Just because they aren’t doing well, doesn’t mean you jump ship and start being a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, even though times may be tough.  I guess I have been rooting for them to make a comeback since they are a Canadian company.

Q: What’s the one new feature that you like best?

A: Multitasking.  It’s handy and convenient to be able to swipe into the BlackBerry Hub to check any incoming messages, while the application I was in remains active.

Q: How has the transition over to BlackBerry 10 been for you? Was it easy to pick up?

A: For the most part it was pretty easy.  Since all of my previous devices had a physical keyboard, it did take a few days to get used to typing on the virtual keyboard.

Q: Tell us what it was like to be a part of the event at the Rogers event on launch day.

A: It was great, although I wasn’t expecting it to be such a big event and to be in the media like that!

Q:  What kind of people would you recommend the Z10 to? Why?

A: I guess everyone!  Current BlackBerry users who are looking to upgrade will enjoy the new operating system simply because the older platform had become quite stale.

Q: This is the first LTE powered BlackBerry. What impresses you most about the Rogers LTE network?

A: The speed while browsing or downloading apps or streaming video is very impressive.  It’s great that it’s available in the major geographical areas across Canada.

How are you enjoying your BlackBerry Z10?

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Rogers Customers Get a Sneak Peek at the New BlackBerry 10 Devices

Back in December, Rogers customers were the first to be able to reserve the new BlackBerry 10 devices. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the BlackBerry Z10 will be in stores in 6 days!

Want an inside look at the new BlackBerry 10? Check out the video below:

The wait is almost over

The BlackBerry Z10, a new all-touch device, will run on Rogers’ LTE network. It will be available at Rogers retail and dealer locations across Canada beginning on February 5th, and starting at $149.99 with select  3-year plans.  If you prefer a more traditional QWERTY-keyboard device, the BlackBerry Q10 is the BlackBerry 10 device for you – coming to Rogers in 2013

Why Rogers?

For more than 10 years, Rogers has been selling BlackBerry devices to Canadians. We were the first to launch BlackBerry services worldwide, and have the largest base of BlackBerry users in Canada. We’re happy to continue our tradition of innovation. Being a Rogers BlackBerry 10 customer means:

  • Access to Experts: Our employees are trained and ready to get you started on BlackBerry 10, ensuring your transition is easy and flawless;
  • Exclusive applications: You’ll also have access to exclusive Rogers applications like Rogers Anyplace TV, Rogers One Number, My Account, Sportsnet, and coming soon, Smart Home Monitoring;
  • LTE-powered: Both the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10 BlackBerry 10 devices run on the Rogers LTE network. Unleash the BlackBerry 10 on Rogers LTE, Canada’s fastest wireless internet*, and you’ll  be able to access files, download documents, stream video content and music at faster speeds. The Rogers LTE network is available in select Canadian cities; visit rogers.com/lte for coverage details.

We’ve got some more news for BlackBerry enthusiasts

As of January 31st, current Rogers customers can beat the line and pre-register for  the Q10, a QWERTY-keyboard BlackBerry10 device, through the Rogers Reservation System.

What new feature excites you most about BlackBerry 10?

Sarah is a regular Redboard contributor.

*Based on tests comparing download speeds on the Rogers LTE network vs. Bell and Telus’ LTE networks within Rogers LTE coverage area. LTE device, LTE SIM and plan required.  Actual experienced speeds may vary based on device, topography and environmental conditions, network congestion and other factors. Rogers LTE network available in select Canadian cities. Visit Rogers.com/LTE for coverage.

 

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