It’s no surprise that Rogers will be releasing the new iPhone 4. It was announced on Friday that the much talked about device will be launching in Canada on July 30th. Bell was the first to officially announce they’ll release it on the 30th and now looking at an internal doc we received titled “The iPhone is coming, the iPhone is coming…” shows the enthusiasm of both Rogers and Fido for the device: (more…)
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Bell has put the familiar “coming soon” on the upcoming BlackBerry Curve 9300. This will be called the Curve 3G and there’s no release date or pricing but as you can see in the flyer it’ll work on their HSPA network, have increased memory of 256MB flash/256MB SDRAM, the new trackpad, QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1 and BlackBerry Messenger. (more…)
Android-powered devices have become more popular these days… lot’s of Canadians have hopped on what Rogers once called the “Revolution”. There are over 100,000 apps in Google’s Android Market and almost every carrier in Canada has (or will have) an Android device in their lineup. There’s probably still a large group of people that need to be educated on what Android is.
We’re curious to see what you think about Android and if it’s something you’re looking at getting.. or will you be sticking with an iPhone, Berry, Nokia etc. Have your say below…
UPDATE: The poll is now closed. Clearly there’s demand for Android devices with a whopping 70% making the jump over.
It looks like Bell might be releasing the Android based HTC Wildfire soon. As you can see by the image it’s being used as an in-house activation promo that gives employees incentives to earn more “Blue Chip” points to get more stuff. No official word on if and when the Wildfire will launch… but would certainly add to their Android lineup: Legend, Galaxy Vibrant, Dext.
Source: Android Headlines
Here’s something cool that Nokia Beta Labs is up to. They’ve put a quick video together that demonstrates how they’re integrating your smartphone right into your car. Basically all you have to do is plug it in everything shows up on the display: maps, music, weather. I guess you could even stream movies and play them on those long road trips. Check it out here (more…)
This was rumoured to be coming for a few months now and TELUS has announced that the iDen Android-powered Motorola i1 is launching on their Mike Network this Fall. No dates yet but certainly updates their lineup.
It doesn’t state what OS the i1 runs but I believe it’s 1.5. TELUS says that it’s “Full Mil Spec certified for blowing rain, dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, salt fog, humidity and solar radiation” and has a 3.1-inch touchscreen display HVGA (resolution of 320×480), push-to-talk capabilities, 5.0 megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS, holds up to 32GB with a micro SD card.
Check it here at TELUS
Here’s another set of unreleased videos that show off both the upcoming BlackBerry 9800 and RIM’s new BlackBerry 6 (version 18.104.22.168). Salomondrin takes a walk through the media capabilities such as music, videos, pics. Then does a demo of the new WebKit browser compared to an older BlackBerry… clearly dominates over other Berry browsers from the past. Check it out here (more…)
It’s been a long time since Apple has felt this kind of pressure. They are used to everyone getting excited to use their products not nervous. The PR storm started right after the new iPhone 4 was launched where customers were getting a weak signal strength. Apple dodged the issue for weeks… then Consumer Reports said they could not recommend it and all broke out. That could have been the tipping point, a well known publication boldly stating that the product has an issue (Ironically the iPhone 4 is on their highest rated list too).
Friday we saw Apple CEO Steve Jobs announce that “a very small number of users” are having this antenna issue but they’ll be giving everyone who bought the iPhone 4 a free case (only until September 30th). Plus give if owners choose to return their iPhone 4, Apple will also give a full refund. Even though Apple has been “working our butts off so we can come up with real solutions”, Consumer Reports wrote on their blog that:
“Consumer Reports believes Apple’s offer of free cases is a good first step. However, Apple has indicated that this is not a long-term solution, it has guaranteed the offer only through September 30th, and has not extended it unequivocally to customers who bought cases from third-party vendors. We look forward to a long-term fix from Apple. As things currently stand, the iPhone 4 is still not one of our Recommended models.”
Apple stated on Friday that the iPhone 4 is not the only device that gets hit with a weak signal strength. Steve Jobs specifically targeted his closest competitors into his presentation: Samsung, RIM and HTC. We’ve already heard back from RIM by them stating that “Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable.”
How about HTC. Jobs singled out the Droid Eris and said that their testing revealed the device completely lost signal by showing no bars. Although there’s no official statement HTC yet, head of Global PR Eric Lin said that “Approximately .016% of customers” of customer who have the Eris have complained about poor signal strength. (more…)
The BlackBerry Storm2 9550 has finally popped up over at MTS. This touchscreen is available for the long 3-year contract price of $199.99; 2-year of $299.99 then hits the high note of $524.99 on a 1-year contract price. It’s got the same specs as what you can get with TELUS, Bell and SaskTel: a 3.25-inch display (resolution of 480 X 360) with a virtual QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus, 3.5mm headset jack, Speakerphone, can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card, full HTML browser, Speakerphone, GPS.
Check it here at MTS
(Thanks Curtis & Kyle!)