The elite love to pimp put their iPhone 4. A month ago we saw the world’s most expensive mobile phone come in at a shabby $8 million. Next up is a design that was produced by British jeweler Alexander Amosu and dubbed his creation the “Diamond Spider”. Here’s a rundown of the features: sides of the iPhone 4 is encrusted with 846 brilliant-cut VVS1-grade F colour diamonds (totals 5.66 carats), your choice of backing in either black or white, embossed with a golden verification number of your choice, 24 hour global concierge service… all this for £15,000 (just shy of $24,000 Canadian dollars). Video after the break…
The CDMA BlackBerry Style 9670 has had a long road to officially launch on Bell. This originally had a release date of early November then got pushed to November 23rd… but the day is coming and it’ll be available on December 9th. As for price plans, our tipster states that you’ll be able to get this for the following prices: No-contract: $399.95; 1-year: $374.95; 2-year: $349.95 and the 3-year at $49.95. Notice that the 3-year is $30 less than what TELUS is offering.
The Style comes with the 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.
Google rarely places any sort of advertising on their homepage. Only with natural disasters or global relief causes. There was actually a rare occurrence in which they went against their code and placed a link promoting something… it was towards their Android-powered Google Nexus One was officially announced. It seems they have done the same this time around with the new Nexus S. You’ll probably end up on Google sometime today… it’s there in the middle of the screen with a flashy “New! Introducing Nexus S, the latest phone from Google”.
SaskTel has again expanded their 3G+ network to another 26 locations in Saskatchewan. The complete roll-out of their new network will be completed sometime in 2011 and will cover 98% of Saskatchewan. There is a complete list of new areas after the break… (more…)
There was a MobileMonday event in Toronto tonight – on stage was CEO of Public Mobile Alek Krstajic and Chairman of Wind Mobile Anthony Lacavera. There was a number of topics that came to the forefront from how the incumbents are still not tower sharing (WIND currently has built approximately 1,000 towers and Public has 300), how the Competition Bureau made the right decision by going to court over the false advertising claims that Chatr Wireless has “fewer dropped calls that any of the new entrants”… and predictions of the coming year completed the evening with 2011 being a year of wireless consolidations. In addition, if you listened closely you might have heard a few confirmations of a what else we can expect next year:
As for Wind, Lacavera again stated that more Android handsets is coming. Krstajic confirmed something we’ve been saying since the middle of August – data will in fact be coming to Public Mobile. Krstajic stated in January they will be unveiling their Unlimited data offering. No word on what device they will launch with but it’ll be a natural progression for the low-cost carrier.
With Public entering the data market I bet we’ll see Chatr come out with their data offering incredibly soon (potentially a BlackBerry device in January). But really, one has to wonder once Public launches data, Chatr will be the only remaining wireless player not in the data game… and smartphones/data are only becoming more popular with Canadians.
One important feature missing on Windows Phone 7 devices is Copy and Paste. Microsoft says this is coming early 2011 but developers are now starting to receive this upgrade. Good news as a video has now surfaced which shows this in action… check it out after the break (more…)
Thanks to one of our reliable tipsters for letting us know at one of the devices that’s on tap for Rogers in 2011. You can also bet the usual suspects with BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Android and as Rogers VP John Boyton stated on Friday a bunch of Tablets. The device that we’ve been tipped is the Nokia E7 and it should be landing in the “early Spring” time period. No confirmed date of pricing yet.
Specs of what Nokia calls the “ultimate business smartphone” comes with a 4-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display (resolution of 640 x 360), full QWERTY keyboard, 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording and dual LED flash, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI connectivity, Symbian^3, 350MB of internal memory, 16GB mass memory, 256MB RAM & 1024MB ROM, GPS, Ovi Maps, 3.5mm headset jack and access to the Ovi Store.
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Here’ s a good cause that you can possibly help out with. Motorola’s Raise Your Voice initiative is back this season by supporting the Canadian non-profit organization called Leave Out Violence (LOVE). They have set up a dedicated site and all you have to do is watch a slide show of pictures that appear on your screen, the donation amount increases in $0.10 increments until a max of $5.00… or you could make a donation to the cause. The goal is to raise $10,000.
Check it out here
All these time sensitive promotions that states something like “this offer ends December XX” all get extended/re-branded in someway. Wind Mobile has done, Mobilicity has done it and now Public Mobile has done it. Their recent discounted phone and one month free service was set to expire on December 5th, but according to the internal doc we received it shows that the promo has been extended until December 24th. So you can get the following entry level devices for these low cost prices: $30 Kyocera Tomo (was $110); $50 ZTE C70; $50 Samsung R310 (was $125) and the $50 Kyocera G02GO (was $140).
Via: Public Mobile
Just in time for the holidays – SaskTel has added the Red BlackBerry Torch 9800 to their lineup. The price points are still the same for this slider QWERTY at an unfortunately high $180 on a 3-year and ranges to $665 no-contract. The good news is that this comes with the new BlackBerry 6 OS.
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