Author: Kate O'Brien

Virgin increasing text message rates August 1st for myPlan Members

Not the biggest news but definitely something to be aware of, especially if you’re not on a text plan with Virgin. They noted on their website that the text message rates are increasing August 1st for myPlan Monthly Plan Members. The increases impact those who are not signed up on a text plan, not those…

Update: Future Shop puts Rogers Nexus S on sale this weekend for $0.01

Well this didn’t take long at all. The Android 2.3 Nexus S is available on almost all carriers in Canada (excluding Virgin) and officially went on sale on the 14th of April. Most carriers came in at the $99.99 on a 3-year term price and $499.99 no-term. Best Buy has made the first move and…

Android 2.3.4 update coming in the “next few weeks”, brings Video Chat

Google has just posted an update on Twitter and on their mobile blog that Android 2.3.4 will be rolled over-the-air over (OTA) sometime during the “next few weeks”. The upgrade will bring bug fixes for the Nexus One and video chat for the Google Talk app on the Nexus S. Google stated in quick video…

TELUS sale drops 3-year contract price of Nexus S, Fascinate 3G and Torch 9800

TELUS has put another sale together that knocks 3 high-end devices down in price – on a 3-year contract. The Android Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 3G has been dropped to $0.00 (making room for the Fascinate 4G), BlackBerry Torch 9800 is at $79.99 and the Nexus S now meets the other carriers at $99.99 (originally…

aMail app will bring email to the BlackBerry PlayBook

One of the biggest features missing (and a bit perplexing) on the BlackBerry PlayBook is a native email client. RIM promised this will arrive shortly but until that magical day third party app developer aiFlex created “aMail”. The app has been submitted into the BlackBerry App World but is still waiting for the official go…

Mobilicity officially open in Calgary… here’s your coverage map

Today Mobilicity turned on their service in Calgary and this completes their 5 city roll-out (Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Edmonton). 70 points of distribution that range from corporate stores to Zellers, exclusive Mobilicity Dealers and also available online. The no-contract devices also vary from entry level like the Samsung C414Y to the new BlackBerry Bold…

Apple iPhone 4 now available in white. Finally.

Our lives can get back to normal. The white iPhone 4 is now available. Finally. This will be available at all carriers and Apple retail locations today. If you choose to order from Apple online it’ll take 3-5 business days day to get you. Source: Apple

Mobilicity to launch Calgary along with the “Mobilicity Network Challenge”

Mobilicity will officially be launching Calgary tomorrow and the celebrations have already started. As stated before there will be 70 different places you can get hold of a Mobilicity device and they have also come forth with the usual grand opening specials: A $45/month Unlimited local talk, unlimited text/picture messaging, unlimited North American long distance,…

Samsung puts Galaxy 551 as “coming soon”… will be $249.95 outright

Samsung has slapped the “coming soon” label on the Galaxy 551. We let you know a couple weeks ago that this Android 2.2 device will be launching with Bell tomorrow (April 28th). We’re hearing a few different price plans but will update you with a confirmed list when we get it. Specs have the 551…

OS 6.0.0.526 for the Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 9100 now available

Quick OS update here for those who have the Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 9100: OS 6.0.0.526 is now available for download via the Rogers BlackBerry download page. As always, make sure you preform a quick back up of your Pearl before upgrading. Source: OS 6.0.0.526 here at BlackBerry Via: CrackBerry

Fido officially releases the BlackBerry Curve 9300

Another smartphone has officially landed at Fido. The BlackBerry Curve 9300 can be yours for $30 on a 3-year contract or $400 no-term. The specs are not nearly as stunning as the Nexus S but still worth thinking about if a touchscreen is not your thing. The Curve 9300 has a 2.4-inch display (resolution of…

Video: 3rd & 4th Samsung Galaxy II commercials continue teasing

Samsung is releasing commercial after commercial of the new Android Galaxy S II. First it was about the screen, then the Voice Talk feature and now a couple more vids have arrived online. The first one below is again about Voice Talk and how it can save you from accidents and the second is probably…

“The MaSheen” iPhone app now available

If you’re following the life of Charlie Sheen and his Tiger blood you are (according to him) “winning”. A new iPhone app has been released called “The MaSheen” and for $2.99 it allows you to have “the mind of Charlie Sheen in your pocket”. The app is rated for ages 12+ for the following reasons:…

Videotron to release the Nokia E73?

It looks like Mobilicity is not the only Canadian carrier that will be sporting the Nokia E73 in their lineup. Thanks to one of our readers who was perusing Navifirm (a tool for downloading Nokia firmware images and getting product codes) found the QWERTY smartphone will also be heading to Videotron. Listed is the firmware…

Illustration: The Android robot gets dissected

Ever wonder how Google’s Android robot actually works? Well, take a look at this illustration and you’ll see every important part dissected… even revealing that this Android is male. Now it’s truly an open experience. Source: Phandroid

London Drugs offers $100 Gift Card with TELUS Android purchase

If you frequent London Drugs for your everyday needs and are also in the market for a TELUS Android, then this promo might be the one for you. For the remaining weekends in April when you buy any TELUS Android on a 3-year contract you’ll get a $100 London Drugs Gift Card. (Thanks Leonard!)

Samsung Galaxy S II commercial shows off “Voice Talk”

Another Samsung Galaxy S II commercial has been uploaded to YouTube – this time it’s showing of the Voice Talk feature and its ability to be heard under extreme Arctic conditions, which is “unexpectedly easy”. This Android is coming to Canada sometime in Q3. 30-second video is below