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RIM cuts 200 jobs in Waterloo, report says

Unfortunate news today. Reports today reveal that Waterloo-based Research In Motion has started their “headcount reduction” by letting go of 200 employees. In total there are over 17,500 employees, but 9,000 are located in Waterloo. While 200 may not seem like a big number when compared to the total number of employees… this is not


TELUS releases MiKe Motorola i420

TELUS has released the Motorola i420 on their Mike Network. This flip has push-to-talk capabilities, Bluetooth, a VGA (0.3 MP) camera, speakerphone, GPS and a 1.79-inch display. Even though the specs aren’t the greatest, thankfully it’s not priced to high at $249.99 no-term or $49.99 on a 3-year. More here at TELUS

Video: Samsung Galaxy S II back cover is super flexible

The Samsung Galaxy S II is coming to Canada and has some stellar specs packed into it. Thinner, lighter, more powerful than the previous Galaxy S… and apparently more flexible too. The back cover looks to be lacking in quality, flimsy and creeks its way open. However, this video was shot in back in May


HP TouchPad officially available for pre-order

The HP webOS TouchPad tablet was announced back in February and it’s now officially available for pre-order. This will compete with other tablets such as the iPad, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Optimus Pad, PlayBook, Xoom, Transformer… the TouchPad will be available on July 15th in Canada in a 16GB ($519.99) or the 32GB ($619.99) model. Here’s


Bell HTC Desire Z drops to $0.00 on 1-year

Quickie here regarding a decent price for a decent Android device. Bell has reduced the cost of the HTC Desire Z to $0.00 on a 1-year term, the no-contract stays the same at $499.95. This runs Android OS 2.2 but will be upgraded at some point to 2.3 Gingerbread. There are other price drops at


Image: Sony Ericsson Xperia “Duo” leaks online

An image has surfaced online of a device called that’s from Sony Ericsson called the “Duo”, possibly the company’s first dual core device. There is not much known about this handset other than it runs Android and looks like similar to the Xperia Arc. The Duo, if the image is real, has a front-facing camera


SaskTel releasing the HTC Wildfire S this month

A follow up to a previous rumours of the HTC WildFire S heading to SaskTel. Today on their Twitter account SaskTel quickly let the entire world know, or at least those who case in Saskatchewan, that the “the HTC Wildfire S in the next month”. No price has been announced but Bell released this for


HP TouchPad cases arrive at Future Shop

Whoever is looking to get the HP TouchPad you’re only going to have to wait a few more weeks. Both the 16GB and 32GB models will officially be available in Canada on July 15th, pre-orders go live on the 19th of June. Over at Future Shop a few cases have arrived early, all priced at