May, 07 2009

Canadians have been waiting a long, long time for any type of Android phone to hit their cell signals, eh? Well the wait is almost over – Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless has announced that it will launch both the HTC Dream and HTC Magic on June 2nd!

And so the countdown begins, quite literally, on


So, Canadians… which phone – the Dream or the Magic – suits your fancy more? Assuming of course that they both come with Android 1.5 Cupcake. No need to answer now… you’ve got 25 days to think about it.

Here is the full Press Release issued by Rogers:

May 07, 2009 – Canadians to Get Android-Powered Smartphones: Rogers Wireless prepares for the Mobile Revolution with the exclusive Canadian launch of the HTC Dream and HTC Magic

TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ – Rogers Wireless today announced the exclusive Canadian launch in June 2009 of the HTC Dream(TM) and HTC Magic(TM)
smartphones, the first cellphones in Canada powered by the Android platform, allowing for fast and easy access to a wide range of Google(TM) mobile
services, including Google Search(TM), Google Maps(TM), Gmail(TM) and more.

“Who else but Rogers would be the first carrier to offer Canadians the first chance to join the mobile revolution with a choice of not one, but two,
handsets powered by the Android platform?”, said John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. “The HTC Magic offers
a responsive touch screen and the HTC Dream delivers both a touch screen and a slide out QWERTY keyboard. Both devices offer outstanding wireless internet
search capabilities and a full suite of applications that run two times faster on Canada’s fastest mobile network.”Rogers will release details of the launch soon. In the meantime, customers can sign up for more information at

About Rogers Wireless

Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services across Canada to more than 8 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless
and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada’s most reliable wireless voice and data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada’s largest wireless
provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing seamless roaming
in more than 200 countries/areas with its GSM based services, Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz
fixed wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. For further information, please visit

Google, Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail are trademarks of Google Inc.
HTC Dream(TM) and HTC Magic(TM) are trade names of HTC Corporation in Canada and other countries.
Rogers and the Rogers logo are trademarks of Rogers Communications Inc., used under licence.

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