The recently announced LG Optimus 2X is nice but this beauty is much nicer! What you’re looking at is the unannounced LG “B”. No word yet on what the B stands for but this Android is incredibly thin. According to Phandroid this is the thinnest smartphone on earth (the iPhone will claim that title no more). You’ll see in a pic that it’s sitting with the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S and apparently it also has the brightest display on the planet, 4-inch LCD. No word on any other specs but this new lineup from LG is very impressive. Check out more pics after the break (more…)
Yes WIND temporally turned on Whistler during the Olympics but now it has officially given the green light. According to a comment on the company blog it states that “As a special holiday present for Vancouverites (along with customers from our other WIND Zones that love to travel!), WIND is thrilled to announce that we have expanded our coverage to Whistler, British Columbia making it our newest WIND Home Zone”.
Certainly good news… check out the coverage map above or here
Here’s a rumour that has the upcoming “iPad 2″ numbers skyrocketing. Overseas reports from DigiTimes state that Apple has added two additional touch panel makers for the upcoming tablet. Now there are 5 in total: Chimei Innolux, Cando, Wintek, Sintek Photronics, and TPK Touch Solutions and according to the report “Apple’s orders of iPad 2 are expected to top six million units a month compared to a volume of four million units a quarter for the current version, pushing Apple to expand the number of touch panel suppliers”.
The next generation iPad is expected to have a better display with a front facing camera for FaceTime video calling, shipping is estimated to begin early January 2011 with availability sometime in April.
6 million a month? If this is true then 2011 will be the year of the Tablet…
Personally we think going the route of placing the Nokia N8 in the movie Tron was a great idea. However, giving Santa his own Nokia N8 with the latest version on Nokia Maps to find his way around is a long shot. Nokia stated on their blog that “Santa was extremely curious and pleased with the Nokia N8’s functionality and its installation onto his sleigh – and put the device to immediate use”. Hope he can use the touchscreen with those gloves… Check out the video after the break (more…)
The throwback device of this year has launched on MTS. You can now get the BlackBerry Style 9670 for the following prices: 3-year contract for $99.99; 2-year for $199.99 and a massive $424.99 on a 1-year. This flip comes with their new BlackBerry 6 OS, a full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, WiFi, trackpad, built-in GPS, holds up to 32GB with a microSD card, Bluetooth.
More here over at MTS
When Google released the Nexus One last year Canadian-based director Patrick Boivin created a very exciting stop-animation with Ninjas doing the unboxing. Today the Google Nexus S officially launched (not in Canada) but what is incredibly cool is that the ninjas are back! (more…)
Virgin has now joined the other carriers and released a Tablet plan, theirs is called the “Tablet Flexi-Data Plan”. As you can see by the internal doc we received there are a couple options that are “only available through the purchase of a Virgin Mobile SIM for the Samsung Galaxy Tab or a Micro-SIM for the Apple iPad”. Looks like Virgin is stepping up their plans but there is no official confirmation that Samsung Galaxy Tab will be sold directly through them yet.
In the meantime you can activate your own tablet at a Virgin store and here are the details for the “Tablet Flexi-Data Plan”: $20/month gets you up to up to 500MB Data and $35/month gets you 501MB up to 5GB Data.
In addition, here are even more important details to know:
• If you go over 500 MB you are automatically moved up to the $35 plan
• Data overage rate of 1.5¢/MB (available on a pay-per-use rate after 5GB)
• Tethering in Canada is included
• U.S. data roaming and/or tethering in $3/MB on a pay-per-use rate
• This plan is only available on a month-to-month term
• There is no one-time $35 activation fee with this plan
Wonder if Koodo will now follow…
(Thanks tipster!) (more…)
Look at this beautiful device. LG has officially announced the world’s first dual-core smartphone – the Optimus 2X with Tegra 2 processor. Honestly this is magical piece. Specs include a 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2), 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. To boot… it runs Android 2.2 and will be upgraded to 2.3 Gingerbread).
There is no talk of when this will be hitting Canadian soil. In the press release it stated that the “LG Optimus 2X will be available in Korea next month with countries in Europe and Asia to follow.”
WIND Mobile has been in the Canadian market for 1-year today. Promos has been coming out on a steady basis. Because of this new competition with all the new players we’ve seen both monthly rate plan and handset prices come down. In addition, the incumbent carriers are now coming forward with new policies that give the option to unlock devices (at a high $50 price tag). Progress is good though.
Back on track to the WIND promo at hand. If you’re in the Toronto or Calgary area you might want to visit one of their select stores are they are giving away free handsets today. Currently WIND has a BlackBerry BOGO offer but a new one has been created for their anniversary today. According to a doc we received it shows these details:
Starting today (December 16th) until December 31st when buy a device (other than the BlackBerry BOGO) you can get either the Huawei U3200 or Huawei U1250 for free. Of course there is fine print as both devices must be activated on a $21 voice plan or higher, available to Pay Before and Pay After customers, and the phone you purchase cannot be a “lightly loved” device but can be put on the WINDtab. The Huawei U3200 retails for $90 and the Huawei U1250 retails for $60.
BOGO offers all around… you like?
(This has not yet made it on the WIND site)
BlackBerry Desktop Manager 2.0 for Mac is out of beta and now official. This update has the following features: Wi-Fi music syncing, new “Device Switch Wizard” that allows you to easily “migrate from one BlackBerry smartphone to another”, and the capability to import and sync photos and videos with iPhoto and iTunes. RIM states to update you’ll need Mac OS X v10.5.5 and above, BlackBerry OS 4.2 or higher and iTunes v7.7.1 or later.