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TELUS Launches the New BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone in Canada

May 1, 2013

The power of BlackBerry 10 with a Classic BlackBerry Keyboard

TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ – TELUS today announced the in-store
availability of the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry
10 on Canada’s largest 4G LTE network. Built with precision and
offering premium performance in a timeless design, the BlackBerry Q10
smartphone combines BlackBerry’s best physical keyboard and a touch
screen with the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform to help you
communicate and collaborate faster and more efficiently. The BlackBerry Q10 includes advanced hardware, communications and multimedia features, and
provides long battery life that lets you confidently stay ahead and
take action all day long.

The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is now available for purchase in-store
at TELUS for $199 on a 3-year term with a minimum $50 monthly plan
(before tax) or for $700 with a month-to-month commitment.

“BlackBerry loyalists have been waiting for this smartphone and we’re
excited to bring the convenience and ease of the BlackBerry QWERTY
keyboard to customers on TELUS’ fast and reliable LTE network,” said
David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer, TELUS. “With distinctive
supporting services such as our Smart Start program and TELUS Learning
Centres, we are focused on making sure our customers have the best
possible experience with their new BlackBerry smartphone by offering
tailored one-on-one learning sessions with our specialized BlackBerry
10 learning specialists.”

The re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform
offers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. It gives
you a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts to your
needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to
keep you moving forward towards your goal, and includes advancements
such as:

        --  The ever present BlackBerry Hub,which brings all your
            conversations together in one easy-to-manage place that you can
            access at any time from any app with a simple "peek", so you're
            always only one swipe away from what matters to you.
        --  BlackBerry Balance technology, which elegantly separates and
            secures work applications and data from personal content,
            protecting what's important to you and the business you work
        --  BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), which lets you share things with
            the people that matter to you in an instant. BBM in BlackBerry
            10 includes voice calling and video chat, and lets you share
            your screen with another BlackBerry 10 contact.
        --  BlackBerry Remember,whichhelps you tackle tasks quickly with a
            new way to collect, organize and action all the information
            sitting in different places across your smartphone.

For more information on the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone at TELUS please
visit: www.telusmobility.com/BlackBerryQ10.


TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than
13.1 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless
subscribers, 3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million
Internet subscribers and 678,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by
President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services, including wireless, data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS
Community Boards 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.

For more information about TELUS, please visit: telus.com.

BlackBerry, BlackBerry Q10 and related trademarks, names and logos are
the property of Research In Motion Limited.

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

Source: PR Newswire