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Koodo Mobile Launches BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone Powered by BlackBerry 10 in Canada

January 30, 2013

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ – Koodo Mobile today launched the new
BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10 in Canada. The new
BlackBerry® Z10 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to launch with the
re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform,
offering a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. The
BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry
smartphone yet, and offers customers a smarter experience that
continuously adapts to their needs.

The new BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone will be available on February 5, 2013
at Koodo Shops and Retail partners across Canada and online at www.koodomobile.com.

“Koodo Mobile is extremely excited to add the new Blackberry Z10 to our
growing family of smartphones,” says Kevin Banderk, Chief Koodo
Officer, Koodo Mobile. “Koodo customers will be able to experience all
of the amazing new features of the Blackberry Z10 on Canada’s largest
4G network.  And with our Canada-wide talk, text and data plans that
start at just $30 per month, there’s no long distance or roaming
charges in Canada, so Koodo customers will be able to try it all
without breaking the bank or signing a contract – just another way that
Koodo is re-inventing the mobile market!”

“The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone delivers a powerful new platform for
BlackBerry customers. Combined with the 4G network and service plans
from Koodo Mobile, BlackBerry Z10 customers will be delighted with a
re-invented communication experience, seamless multitasking, easy
access to multiple social networks, and the peace of mind that
BlackBerry security gives them,” said Carlo Chiarello, EVP, Global
Smartphone Business at RIM.

BlackBerry 10 is a re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented
BlackBerry platform that creates a powerful and unique new mobile
computing experience. BlackBerry 10 gives customers a faster and
smarter experience that continuously adapts to their needs. Every
feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers
moving and includes advancements such as:

        --  Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub -  A new mobile computing
            paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one
            swipe away
        --  Keyboard -  Understands and adapts to customers, so they can
            type faster and more accurately
        --  BBM(TM) (BlackBerry® Messenger) -  Allows customers to share
            things with the people that matter to them in an instant
        --  BlackBerry® Balance(TM)technology - Protects what is
            important to customers and the businesses they work for

About Koodo Mobile
Koodo Mobile is the smart and affordable Canadian mobile alternative.  Launched in
2008, Koodo led a mobility revolution across Canada, with a simple and
transparent approach to cellular service including monthly plans that
are easy to understand and affordable. Koodo also introduced the world
to the revolutionary Tab. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Tab
is an alternative to fixed-term contracts that allows customers to put
up to $150 of a phone’s price on their Tab.  Ten per cent of each
monthly bill is then credited to the Tab, and existing customers who
have paid off their Tab may be eligible to receive any Koodo phone at
no additional cost.

In another industry-leading move, Koodo has given long distance the boot
with their Canada-wide plans. No more long distance and roaming charges
for calls to and from anywhere in Canada. With Koodo, data
automatically adjusts to customer’s monthly usage which means customers
only pay for the data they use.

This innovative approach to affordable mobility has helped Koodo win
multiple awards, including being named the 2010 Strategy Brand of the
Year – the youngest brand to win this title – and having the 2010 Koodo
Sugar Streak campaign be the first ever Canadian campaign selected for
Google’s 2010 Annual Global Creative Canvas.  Most recently Koodo was
ranked highest in customer satisfaction among stand alone cell phone
carriers in the J.D Power and Associates 2012 Canadian Wireless Total
Ownership Experience Study(TM) and was also named Canada’s number one most
recommended mobile phone company.

Check out Koodo at www.koodomobile.com

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responsible for any third party products or services.

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Source: PR Newswire