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CES 2011: BlueAnt Vlingo app coming soon


BlueAnt and Vlingo have just announced a free app that will be coming in Q1 2011 that will allow you to experience “the ultimate in mobile multitasking”. According to the press release the app is not as time consuming to set up as others because theirs comes ready to go out of the box with your Bluetooth headset or speakerphone. Some of the features of the app include the ability to send and respond to texts and emails; conducting searches, making social networking updates and leave reminder voice-to-text “notes2self”. This app supports both English and French languages and will be available on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry devices in Q1, then on Symbian in Q2. No word on Windows Phone 7 or webOS devices.

Via: CNW

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HP holding webOS event on February 9th to reveal something exciting


HP/Palm just released the Pre 2 here in Canada via Rogers but on February 9th there will be a webOS event in San Francisco. The theme: “Think Big. Think Small. Think Beyond”… so they could be unveiling a few new products such as the new phones they promised or possibly their venture into the tablet space with the “Palm Pad”. Possibly it could be those 3 mysterious devices that HP’s CTO Phil McKinney were caught playing with a few months back (phone, tablet and watch).

Source: Engadget

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Amazon Kindle app now available for Windows Phone 7 devices


If you have one of the new Windows Phone 7 devices and are an avid reader then you’ll be thrilled that the Amazon Kindle app is finally available. The app is free and you can search over 750,000 books (read the first chapter before buying titles), view in either portrait or landscape mode, sync the last page you’ve read, choose font size and colour, bookmark plus the ability to make notes.

Check it out here MarketPlace Broswer
Via: WPCentral

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Video: LG Optimus 2X vs. iPhone 4 Browser challenge


The upcoming LG Optimus 2X is going to be one of the most wanted Android devices this year (runs OS 2.2). We’ll take a peak at this coming up at CES but for now how about looking at this video of the browser experience that shows the Optimus 2X dominating over the iPhone 4 – looks to be completed loading a page by about 2 seconds.

Quick specs of the LG Optimus 2X comes with a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 4-inch WVGA display, 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera and records 1080p HD videos, 8GB memory (holds up to 32GB with a microSD card), 512 MB RAM and a 1,500 mAh battery. Check it out after the break (more…)

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Rogers promo gives 6-months Unlimited local calling on select Messaging devices


Rogers is wasting no time in 2011. Their first promo of the year is unfortunately for those opt to hop on a 3-year contract but is giving 6 months of unlimited local calling (incoming and outgoing) on select quick messaging devices: SE Vivaz Pro,Samsung Corby Pro, Nokia Surge, LG Xenon, Samsung Gravity, LG Neon 2, Samsung Propel, Samsung Flight, and LG Neon. This is a “limited time offer” that’s on until February 7, 2011.

Thanks tipster!

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More images of the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone arrive online (Xperia Play)


It seems that even before the big CES 2011 onslaught of announcements there’s a great deal of “leaked” phones. We’ve seen the Sony Ericsson PlayStation (or “Xperia Play”) arrive online in both image and video format before. Another round of pics has surfaced running Android OS 2.3 and hanging out with it’s brother the Xperia X10 (gives a good indication of the size). Still no word on an official release date but rumours are targeting an April availability. (more…)

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Video: RIM gives another look at the BlackBerry PlayBook web capabilities


RIM has put together another video that shows off all the web capabilities of their upcoming PlayBook. Taking a look at the over 3 minute glorious video makes the PlayBook look incredibly fluid. Absolutely no lag time when flipping between the browser, Facebook, games… all in HTML5 and Flash. Impressive! Just wish it would actually launch… check it out after the break (more…)

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19 Bell Call Centre employees win $50 million lottery


How does $50 million sound to you? How about $2,631,578.95? Remember that massive lottery $50-million lottery prize on New Year’s Eve… well 19 Bell Canada call centre employees in Scarborough snatched up the winning ticket. One of the winners named Natalie said “I scanned it by myself and saw $50 million plus a free ticket”.

Incredible way to start 2011.
Source: CTV

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Bell launching Android LG Optimus Chic January 14th


Bell is looking to load up on Android devices this year – the first one out of the gate is going to be the affordable entry-level LG Optimus Chic. This has a release date pegged for January 14th and will come in at the no-contract price of $249.95, so you can expect this to be $0.00 on a 3-year. As for specs, the Optimus Chic runs OS 2.2 Froyo, a 3.2-inch touchscreen display (resolution of 320 x 480), 5 megapixel camera with video capabilities, 3.5 mm audio jack, WiFi, 600 MHz processor, DLNA support and comes with a 2GB microSD card (can hold up to 32GB).

Is this something you are going to pick up?

Via: ATMobile & HowardForums

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GSMA shows Shaw planning a September wireless launch

Calgary-based Shaw is going to be launching their new wireless network sometime this year. Jim Shaw recently stated that “We are advancing our strategy to offer a competitive wireless offering and are now planning for an initial launch in late 2011″. Vague date of late 2011 but if you take a quick look at the GSM Association website they show that Shaw is looking at a planned launch of September 2011. There is no additional information or conformation of this date. Just remember that similar information of a planned September launch was posted about both Bell and TELUS with their HSPA+ network launch… and they went live in November 2009.

During the 2008 Wireless Spectrum auction Shaw invested $189 million and captured 18 licenses.

More here at GSMA
(Thanks Michael!)

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