Eager to lay your hands on one of the new Windows 8 smartphones and tablets?
You’re not alone – and the good news is, as a Rogers customer, you’ve got the largest selection of sleek and powerful devices to choose from. Rogers is the preferred Canadian wireless carrier for Window 8, which means you’ll get an optimized Windows 8 experience. Plus, you’ll enjoy three Rogers apps that have been optimized for Windows 8 devices.
Here, we’ll take a quick look at four awesome device options, as well as the three great Rogers apps.
This next-generation Windows Phone 8 smartphone is quite the looker with its bright 4.5-inch 720p HD screen and slender body. But what’s under the hood is what makes this smartphone so appealing:
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- LTE connectivity
- NFC technology and wireless charging (when placed on a compatible battery
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with exceptional low-light performance, optical image stabilization and support for a number of filters and special effects
Samsung ATIV S (Coming soon!)
With its huge 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display and 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, this smartphone is ideal for movie and game buffs. Other features:
- Sleek 8.7mm metallic body, making it the thinnest Windows phone to date
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology
- Expandable memory (microSD), 16GB internal memory
- 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera
- LTE, 4G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS
- Microsoft programs, such as Powerpoint and Excel, are included, making working on the go even easier
Powered by Beats Audio and a dedicated amp built into the phone, the 8X was made for music. In fact, this is the first Windows Phone to have Beats Audio technology to boost the audio power and quality from your device – including deeper bass, full mids and detailed highs – whether you’re listening through headphones, via the integrated speaker or wirelessly on a nearby Bluetooth-enabled speaker.
Along with its sculpted design, HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 device also features:
- An ultra-wide-angle front camera lens (and 8MP rear facing camera with amazing low light performance
- Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor
- A bright 4.3-inch HD display, reinforced with Gorilla Glass 2
- Available in both 8GB and 16GB models
- 720p HD screen, and NFC
Samsung ATIV Smart PC (Coming soon!)
This tablet offers many laptop-like features for those who want a bigger screen and multiple connectivity and interface options, without sacrificing sleek portability. Such as:
- An 11.6-inch LCD touchscreen (1,366 x 768 resolution) that snaps into a fitted keyboard base when you need it (optional accessory)
- Full Microsoft Office trial pre-loaded
- USB port, micro HDMI port, and microSD slot to support your favourite accessories and up to 64 GB of expandable memory storage
- Behind the scenes, the 1.65-pound tablet is powered by an Intel 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of system memory and 64GB of storage.
Unlike most tablets, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC offers LTE connectivity– for high-speed internet on the go across the Rogers wireless network– along with integrated Wi-Fi for when you’re at home or in a hotspot.
Thanks to a partnership between Rogers and Windows 8, two Rogers apps will not just be available on Windows 8 devices, but they have been customized and optimized for W8. They are:
Rogers Anyplace TV™: Watch videos live or On Demand, from dramas and cartoons for the kids to sports and news. What’s great here is that these apps have been made to work with Windows 8’s tiles on the Start screen. (Click here for more info on the tiles and other Windows 8 features.)
Rogers My Account: This app lets you securely manage your wireless account directly through an application on your Windows 8 device. Check your plan usage and view your account balance – you can even make payments. Plus, using this app on your Windows 8 tablet or embedded laptop device, you can also self-activate your wireless plan at home (if it wasn’t already activated in-store).
Rogers One Number for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Tablet: With Rogers One Number of your Windows 8 tablet, you can use your existing wireless phone number to talk, text and send picture messages and video chat with other Rogers One Number users, all from your tablet. Customize your Rogers One Number experience with the Rogers One Number app on your Windows Phone 8 to forward your calls, set do-not-disturb rules and more, no matter where you are.