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Solo Mobile discounts Unlimited plans by $10 until December 31st


These days there are many Unlimited plans to choose from – mainly thanks to the new entrants. Recently Mobilicity led the way by discounting their all-in talk, text and data plan to $40 a month for the holiday season. Then Wind Mobile followed, then Chatr and now it seems Solo has joined.

For their “Unlimited Talk 35″ and “Unlimited Talk & Text 45″ have both been discounted by $10 a month for the next 6 months. In addition, they have also offered the same deal as Chatr by giving a $60 credit when you sign up for auto-payment.

There is fine print for both plans that are similar. Specifically for the $45 plan it says that the “Offer ends December 31, 2010. With new activation. Monthly rate is $35 for months 1 to 6 and the then current rate (now $45, subject to change) applies thereafter”. So there is the possibility that these price plans might stay at the current promo prices.

Source: Solo Mobile

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Mobilicity releasing the Sidekick LX as the “MobiFlip 3G”


It was on Friday that Mobilicity announced their $50 Mail-In-Rebate offer on select devices. Good deal considering some of their handsets have already been reduced in price for the holiday season. One of those devices called the “MobiFlip” was hidden away in the fine print and now we’ve got the details for you.

As for what the MobiFlip 3G is… well it seems to be a blast from the past by being the Sidekick LX. This was originally a T-Mobile device but it’s being brought up to Canada exclusively at Mobilicity. Specs have this with a 3.2-inch display (resolution of 854×480) with a swivel form factor, full QWERTY keyboard with trackball, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and video capabilities… we’re looking into getting the official Mobilicity specs of the device. Taking a look at this upcoming flyer it seems that the pricing will be $49.99 no-contract (after the mail-in-rebate offer). We’ve received several tips that this will be launching this week, possibly on December 20th.

More soon…
(Thanks cellSTAR!)

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First look at the TELUS HTC Desire HD!


There has been rumours in the past about the possibility of the HTC Desire HD heading towards Canadian soil. First sign was when the Desire Z launched and the new HTC Sense portal revealed the Desire HD in the drop down list.

Let’s give you a bit more confirmation though. As you can see by the picture this Android OS 2.2 device is heading to Canada and it’s coming to TELUS. We’ve been informed that this will launch in the January/February 2011 time frame. No word on prices but as for specs, the Desire HD comes with a 4.3-inch LCD screen (resolution of 480 x 800), 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, 8-megapixel camera with dual-flash that can record 720p HD videos, Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound and the capability to share your media to your TV/PC via DLNA.

2011 = very friendly year!
(Thanks tipster!)

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Bell and TELUS promo also sees the $35 fee waived until December 31st


All the big 3 carriers now have the same promo going happening. Until December 31st Rogers, Bell and TELUS are all waiving the $35 fee you must pay when you sign up. Depending what carrier you are with the term is different but the charge is the same: Activation Fee (Rogers), Connection Charge (Bell) and Account-Set up charge (TELUS). You can check out the Rogers eligibility here at this link… in the internal doc that Bell has it states that this is available to “New clients activating any Consumer or Small Business rate plan on a 36 month term (all hardware) or 24 month term (Turbo Stick or Turbo Hub only) can benefit from a $35 bill credit”. TELUS is offering the same promotion but started on the 15th of December. (more…)

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iPhone App of the Day: “Unnecessary Censorship”


This iPhone app is hilarious! It’s called “Unnecessary Censorship” and gives you the ability to bleep, pixelate and censor the videos you take. Basically taking an ordinary conversation and making it seem like something else. Perfect to use against your boss to get that raise. The app cost $1.99 but before you buy check out the video after the break (more…)

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Rogers promo axes the activation fee until December 31st


Rogers has put together an “Exciting Limited-Time Holiday Offer” that rids the dreaded $35 activation fee. The internal doc that we received states that “all new activations from December 18th until 31st, 2010 at midnight will each receive an activation credit equal to the standard activation fee in your region. A credit will appear on the customer’s first bill to offset the activation fee.”

There are a few restrictions as this is available to new 3-year contracts for various price plans and also available on some 2-year contracts (mobile internet plans). Check out the image above…

(Thanks e823!)

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TELUS giving free taxi rides and phone calls in 7 Canadian cities


Love the holiday season and so do TELUS! Starting tomorrow until December 25th they will be giving free taxi rides  to anyone located in Calgary, Vancouver , Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto and Montreal. In total there are 10 TELUS branded taxis that will operate between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. As a bonus they’re throwing in the nice gesture of giving you the option to make a free call to anywhere in North America.

Source: CNW

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Infographic: 300,000 apps in Apple’s App Store


Apple revealed they have over 300,000 apps (and continually growing) in their App Store a few weeks ago. App of the Day has put together an infographic look at app statistics. They state that there are 62,126 developers and 33 % are free while 67% of the apps are paid. The average price of the paid apps is $2.43. The average start rating is 3 and Facebook is the only app with 1,000,000+ ratings. Check out the full image after the break (more…)

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Leaked Android LG “B” to make official appearance at CES


Remember the incredibly awesome looking and very much unannounced LG “B” Android device that leaked out yesterday? Well it seems that LG themselves have stepped up and said the device is real. Usually mobile manufacturers deny or delay talking about leaked devices… but this time LG tweeted that “seein is believin! The super slim & super bright “LG B” Android phone. come to #CES #CES11 and see with your own eyes!!”. For sure looking forward to seeing what’s apparently the thinnest smartphone in the world!

Source: LG Twitter
Via: MobileCrunch

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Review and Contest: Glider Gloves (touchscreen friendly gloves)


Canada gets incredibly cold during the winter and if you’ve got a touchscreen device it’ll be horrible to take your bulky gloves off and check your email every time the notification goes off. It doesn’t work and your hands freeze. A quick solution is getting a pair of Glider Gloves – these are made by a Canadian company and are winter gloves for touchscreen devices. They are made of synthetic thermal micro-fibers and conductive yarns – but the only thing you really need to know is if they work and if they keep your hands warm. Yes to both. You can check out the video of the gloves in action on the iPhone . Easily maneuvering between screens and flipping between apps. These gloves are available for $24.99 and come in Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large.

Good news also… we’re giving one away! All you have to do enter is one of the following: follow us on Twitter or become a member of our Forum (and join/start a conversation). People who are already following or members are automatically entered. We will announce winner in a couple days.

Update: This contest is now over. We are please to announced that Twitter follower “dmxtopher” has grabbed hold of these.
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