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Apple to open 2 new retail locations this weekend: Newmarket, Ontario and Richmond B.C.


Apple will be opening 2 new stores in Canada this Saturday. One will be located in Richmond B.C. and the other in Newmarket, Ontario. The Richmond B.C. location will be located in the Richmond Centre at 6551 No. 3 Road, with the Newmarket store at the Upper Canada Mall at 17600 Yonge Street. The doors will open at 9:30am and as usual first 1,000 visitors will be given a Apple t-shirt. For those wanting an iPhone 4 this is a good place to possibly get one as there will apparently be stock available, plus all sorts of new products such as the iPod, iPad, laptops etc.

Apple announced in June that 5 additional stores will be opened in Canada this year, bringing the total to 21 retail locations. The other 3 will be located in Quebec City, Calgary (Chinook Centre) and Edmonton (Southgate).

Apple Richmond Centre
Apple Upper Canada Mall

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BlackBerry App World now has over 10,000 apps


Comparing to Apple’s App Store which has over 250,000 and Google’s Android Market which has 100,000 apps the BlackBerry App World needs work. Today Alex Kinsella, Senior Product Manager for BlackBerry App World, stated on Twitter that the App World “is 10,000 apps strong and growing”. There is no doubt that the BlackBerry App World has some catching up to do when it comes to the number of apps available. But when they launched RIM stated they were going for the quality of apps vs. just pumping out apps. However, with the recent adjustment of app rates I’m sure we’ll see this number significantly increase over the next few month.

Via Alex Kinsella & CrackBerry

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Contest: Win the HTC Desire!


UPDATE: This contest is now closed. We are proud to announce that the winner if the HTC Desire is Twitter follower and Forum member “007″. COngrats to everyone who entered and be sure to check back as we will have contests every week until the end of this year.

Who’s in the mood for a contest to possibly win one of the best devices to grace our fine land? Up for grabs this time is the Android-powered HTC Desire (currently sold out). This comes with OS 2.1, 3.7-inch Sony Super LCD display (resolution of 480×800), 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, flash and video, WiFi, access to the Android Market and can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card.

All you have to do to win is one of the following: follow us on Twitter or become a member of our Forum. People who are already following or members are automatically entered. The contest ends Tuesday, September 21st at 11:59pm. Good luck to all who enter… (more…)

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Mobilicity drops price of Bold 9700 to $449.99


The good news is that we have more competition in Canada. The better news is that the new wireless entrants are in full swing and dropping prices. Mobilicity recently stated on their site that the Sony Ericsson TM506 was sold out (in one colour) and now they’ve cut the price of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 by 50 bucks. Mobilicity launched back on May 14th and the 9700 was priced at $499.99 and it’s now at $449.99. This is now their 2nd price drop and here’s hoping we’ll see drops across the board… We’re just wanting Mobilicity to expand their network and launch in their other cities (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa).

Via: Mobilicity

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The Hockey News app reaches the millionth download mark


The Hockey News mobile app launched back in October of 2008 and is available via the Apple App Store, Android Market and the BlackBerry App World. Today they announced a milestone as it’s been downloaded by over 1,000,000 users and is in the top 5% downloaded apps worldwide. Decent numbers. Features of the free app gives you real-time scores, stats and standings with video highlights.

Via: Transcontinental

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webOS 2.0 beta screenshots pop up online


Palm released webOS 2.0 beta last week and teased the general public with a bunch of images. When officially released this new and improved OS will bring some cool features/re-branded names for current apps such as Stacks (Palm’s “next-generation of multi-tasking”), “Just Type” which is a re-branded Universal Search.

However, an onslaught of leaked images have popped up online showing a bit of what we can expect: support to sync to Google, DropBox, Box.net, MobileMe, and VPN (IPSEC and Cisco), additional messaging options that include Skype, LCS, MySpace, and QQ, new dialer with Voicemail, Call Log and Favorites.

In total there are over 20 screenhsots that – if you’re into Palm webOS – are certainly worth a gander. Still nothing official when it comes to a virtual keyboard.

Source: Engadget
Via: PreCentral

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WIND Motorola Milestone XT720 training doc surfaces


WIND has been rumoured to be bringing on the Android-powered Motorola Milestone XT720. We first saw this in an internal screenshot a few weeks ago… We’re not to sure the authenticity of this image but everything looks to be correct and seems that training has started.

Still no word on price points or when this will be released, early rumours have it launching during the week of September 23rd. Specs have this running OS 2.1, 3.7 inch display with a resolution of 480×854, WiFi, 8MP camera, auto-focus, flash and records HD 720p videos and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Nice to see Wind expanding their lineup and bringing on more powerful Android devices.

Via: HowardForums

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Nokia 2220 coming to Chatr for $70?


Now that Chatr has launched in their 5 core cities (Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver) the only thing remaining is to launch in Montreal. We hear this will be coming soon. In the meantime Chatr is poised to bring on another device – the Nokia 2220.

We’ve seen this before at Fido, Petro-Canada and 7Eleven Speak out Wireless at various prices. Fido has this for $65 no-contract, Petro-Canada has this for $79 and SpeakOut for $89. Chatr is apparently set to release the 2220 for $70. We have yet to get an official release date but specs have this slider with a 1.8-inch display (resolution of 128×160), VGA camera with video capabilities, FM radio and overall dimensions are 97.2 x 47 x 15.85 mm with a weight of 94 grams.

More soon!
(Thanks tipster!)

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Videotron launching 3G+ network on Thursday, September 9th


A press release was just announced with news of the anticipated launch of Videotron’s 3G+ wireless network. For all those wanting to hop on board what they are calling “the Dawn of a New Era” can schedule this coming Thursday on your calendar to learn about details. The company will be holding a press conference this Thursday, September 9 at 10 a.m. to announce details.

Here are details: “Pierre Karl Péladeau, President & CEO of Quebecor Media, and Robert Dépatie, President & CEO of Videotron, invite you to the launch of Videotron’s 3G+ services. The event will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2010 simultaneously in Montréal, at Entrepôts Dominion, 3968 Saint-Ambroise St., and in Québec City, at the Québec City Convention Centre, 1000 René-Lévesque Blvd. E. The press conference will be broadcast live on VOX (channel 9 or 609) and on the Web at webcast.videotron.com”

Nice… let the Battle for Quebec begin

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3 demo videos leak online for the upcoming BlackBerry Style 9670


RIM’s new flip phone, BlackBerry “Style” 9670, is a CDMA device that will come with BlackBerry 6, a full QWERTY keyboard with a 360×480 internal display, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, Wi-Fi, trackpad, microUSB port, microSD slot, Bluetooth. If checking out the previous leaked images and videos are not your game… then you might want to get familiar with these videos that CrackBerry somehow found. It looks like they are official RIM tutorials of the unreleased device. (more…)

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