Curious how fast your 3G, Edge or WiFi internet connection is? One way to find out is to download Toronto-based Xtreme Labs “Speedtest”. They’ve put together a video demo of this in action with the BlackBerry Bold and Javelin and looks like a solid app. Check out the video here
Bell and Twitter most likely received some heavy backlash with the recent news that it’ll cost $0.15 for an incoming text messages. However, today an agreement from the two organizations now allows customers who have a text message bundle plan to have unlimited incoming messages without being charge.
On the Twitter blog today a statement was released: “Twitter and Bell have agreed that Bell customers on the company’s text messaging bundles will be able to receive unlimited incoming Twitter SMS messages at no extra charge.”
Just as soon as we posted the story about the Palm Treo Pro dummy phones arriving at Bell… we see it listed on their website for sale at a 3-year promo price of $99.95. It looks like they are still updating the site as the 2-year and 1-year plans are going for $0.00… with a the no contract offer for $49.95.
I’m confident this will change by tomorrow morning… but I followed the checkout process until the end and it actually stuck with the plan I submitted.
Looks like Bell is set to launch the Palm Treo Pro and BlackBerry Pearl 8230 Flip tomorrow.
As we let you know earlier, the Treo Pro is expected to be available on the following price plans: (with a minimum monthly Voice and Data plan of $45): 3-year: $99.95; 2-year: $149.95; 1-year: $249.95 and 30-Day/Prepaid: $549.95
The Pearl 8230 Flip price plans will be with a minimum voice and data plan also: Outright: $499.95; 1-year: $449.95; 2-year: $349.95 and 3-year: $29.95
From the latest pic of famed cyclist Lance Armstrong sporting the BlackBerry 8900 a new vid by Unify4Life has surfaced called “LA Bike Time Trial BB Application”.
You can see from the video that a bunch of developers working on how to fix the BlackBerry to a bike, talking about dimensions, specifics and the best location for Lance’s riding positions. Personally, this would be an amazing app to have on my Berry. Not sure of what features the app will have, but I love cycling and love my BlackBerry and if it measured my heart rate, distance, km, speed, ability to set challenges etc I would definitely download it.
Check out the video here:
Right on schedule and as promised, Indigo Books & Music officially launched their anticiapted “Shortcovers”.
This is the next evolution for them as they enter the mobile bookstore era. Indigo sees this as a billion dollar business and internally called this the “Kindle Killer”. It’ll be interesting to see how this venture will do over the next few months.
Shortcovers is a free app for your iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices that allows you to buy a book a chapter at a time and turns your phone into a mobile bookstore. The first chapter is on the house but if you want to continue reading it will cost you $0.99 per chapter.
The LG Neon TE365 in landing at your local Rogers store any day now. This is not officially launched yet but the price plans for this is $29.99 on a 3-year contract, $79.99 on a 2-year contract and a reasonable $149.99 on a 1-year contract.
In the United States this is called the “Etna”. LG decided on the “Neon” for us Canadians and it looks like a decent slider with a full QWERTY keyboard… so it’ll be a texting dream. Good news also as this comes in a couple colours: Pink and Grey. Thanks to Treatz of HowardForums for the image.
The Neon has a 2.4 inch touchscreen (240 x 320 pixels) with a 2.0 megapixel camera that has video capabilities, MP3 Player with FM Radio, Stereo Bluetooth, expandable memory up to 4 GB MicroSD with an overall weight of 108 grams.
More info at Rogers
This is classic! Christen da Costa took his Sonim XP1 to the local firing range as the company said it was could withstand indestructible and could withstand shots from a a 9mm gun. Check out this video for the results
Nokia has put together their latest promo that wants us Canadians to get more out of life. The dedicated website simplygetmoreoutoflife.com has been created that outlines the benefits of the Rogers E71. If you purchase this smartphone (or the Nokia N95 8GB) before April 16th you’ll get a free “Talk-n-Go” kit that includes a Bluetooth headset, car charger and a carrying case worth approximately $90.