Category: Various News

First pics of “BlackBerry Shield” surface

Below are pics of what appears to be what RIM’s “BlackBerry Sheild”. Apparently when this is released it’ll be available for free for BIS customers. BlackBerry Shield remotely wipes your device and removes all the data (like the iPhone does with Find My iPhone),  can remotely set your password, “Lost & Found” feature that allows

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RIM ships its 100 millionth BlackBerry device

Waterloo-based RIM sailed passed a massive milestone this past quarter by shipping their 100 millionth BlackBerry device. They also recorded another record by shipping 11.2 million devices last quarter alone, up 43% from last year. This has raised the total subscribers to 46 million worldwide. Co-CEO of RIM Jim Balsillie said “RIM achieved significant earnings

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TELUS announces the 8GB iPhone 3GS

So with all the iPhone 4 frenzy happening in other countries its easy to get a bit jealous. However, good news for those still wanting and old school iPhone 3GS. TELUS has just announced the Black 8GB model of the 3GS is now available. Thanks to a tipster who sent us the internal screenshot showing

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Bell & Solo launching Samsung “Entro” July 8th

Sure feels like a whack load of Samsung news today. Here’s another one for you… On July 8th Bell & Solo will be releasing a CDMA device called the “Entro”. This is categorized as a Smartphone but looks like a basic messaging device. Quick specs are that it has a slide out QWERTY keyboard, music

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Samsung Galaxy S coming to Canada “this summer”

Even though we’ve been talking about the Samsung Galaxy S coming to Canada for about a month now… it’s now confirmed as Samsung themselves have put up a registration page for interested Canadians to be kept in the loop. It’s going to be available “this summer” and operate on Android OS 2.1 with an “Astounding

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Samsung Wave hitting Bell July 8th

Those looking to get their hands on the Samsung Wave via Bell will be able to effective July 8th. According to this internal doc it shows that the price points will be $299.99 but that complete pricing will be revealed on June 28th. We got an early look at the Bell Samung Wave last week

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Nokia 5230 in Black now available at Mobilicity

Although it’s not a new phone that’s been added to their lineup… it’s another choice in colour. Mobilicity just released the Nokia 5230 in Black. The no-contract price point on this touchscreen device is still the same at $169.99 (this includes a Bluetooth headset). You like? We would like to see Mobilicity bring on an

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Live from the Samsung “bada Developer Day in Toronto”

Today is the big day for Samsung enthusiasts – especially developers. We’re here at the Samsung “bada Developer Day in Toronto” and will update you with all the happenings. So far there seems to be about 50 people ready to take on and build apps for their new open mobile platform called Bada. We’re seeing

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Public Mobile signs $350 million deal with ZTE Corporation

New entrant Public Mobile is on a tear recently. Over the past few days they  successfully launched their service in Toronto and on Friday they will follow up with going live in Montreal. In addition, last week they announced a partnership with Gateway Newstands that sees their phones in 152 Toronto locations. All sounds good…

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Video: iPhone 4 drop test

The new iPhone 4 is getting its share of news – granted it’s a thing of beauty. The screen is apparently made of something called Gorilla Glass and is “chemically strengthened” to be “20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic”. With any device you get you’ll eventually scratch it or worse drop it

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