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Rogers Doro PhoneEasy for old-timers now available in Black

This is specifically targeted to our senior readers! Rogers has released a new black colour of the Doro PhoneEasy (it was originally released in red). This beautiful flip phone is available for $99.99 outright or $9.99 on a 3-year and comes with huge buttons for easy dialing. (Thanks tipster!)

Become BFF with the Mobilicity CEO in latest contest

We’ve met Mobilicity CEO Dave Dobbin an number of times. Cool guy and loves to use the word “awesome”. Mobilicity has announced a new contest that could see you spend 2-weeks with the man, the legend. The contest is open to Canadians who live in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver and to be considered


Rumour: Bell to exclusively release the HTC Sensation

It’s shaping up to be a great Summer in Canada! Wicked devices are coming in all sizes and specs: Samsung Galaxy S II, LG Optimus Black, Samsung Galaxy Infuse 4G, LG Optimus 2X, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, HP TouchPad, HTC Flyer and we are hearing more talk about Bell exclusively picking up the HTC Sensation.


IDC: 982 million Smartphones will be shipped by the end of 2015

IDC released their “Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker” report with some interesting forecasts. First, by the end of 2011 manufacturers will have shipped 472 million smartphones, up 55% compared to 2010 (305 million). Then, according to IDC analyst Kevin Restivo, “The smartphone floodgates are open wide” with a billion (982 million) smartphones shipped by the


BlackBerry PlayBook heading to Koodo?

When the BlackBerry PlayBook launched in April it was widely available in Canada, carriers and big box retailers all carried the 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet. It also looks like TELUS’ sub-brand Koodo Mobile might be added to the list as brochures have started to arrive at various locations. More soon! (Thanks tipster!)

TELUS launching the LG Optimus Black “Skype edition” this Summer

TELUS just announced they’ll be releasing a “Skype Edition” of the LG Optimus Black this Summer. The actual device has a 4-inch NOVA touchscreen, runs Android 2.2 Froyo but will be upgraded to 2.3 Gingerbread, 9.2 mm thin, 1500 mAh battery, 5 megapixel with flash and a 2 megapixel front facing camera and Wi-Fi. Here’s


HP TouchPad available in Canada mid-July

HP has finally announced that their webOS-based TouchPad tablet will be launching in Canada mid-July (we are hearing July 15th). It’s the Wi-Fi version and it’ll be available first in the States on July 1st for $499.99 for the 16GB, and  $599.99 for the 32GB. As for Canadian pricing we were informed that the prices


Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G coming to Rogers

At CES 2011 Samsung Canada’s Paul Brennan said the Galaxy S Infuse will launch in Canada… and it’s now confirmed to be heading to Rogers. This Android powered device has a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display that’s made of Gorilla Glass and has a resolution of 800×480. The Infuse 4G runs on Gingerbread OS,